NEW?MADRID -- Mr. and Mrs. David Pounds and Mr. Jimmy Harrell have announced the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Harrell, to James Wesley Hodges II, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Hodges of Matthews.
The future bride is also the daughter of the late Gina Harrell. She is a 2002 graduate of New Madrid County Central and a 2006 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in family life. She is employed as the Program Director for the Dunklin County Youth Program.
Harrell is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Barnwell of New Madrid and the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. Harrell Sr. of Tunica, Miss.
The prospective bridegroom is a 2001 graduate of New Madrid County Central and plans to graduate from Southeast Missouri State University in May 2008 with a bachelor's degree in ag business. He is employed as a custom applicator operator for UAP Distribution in Sikeston. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Sonny Hodges of Matthews and Jessie Abernathy and the late Max Abernathy of Morley.
Plans are under way for a July 28 wedding in Sikeston.