Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy David Smithey of Vestavia Hills announce the engagement of their daughter, Adrianne Elizabeth Smithey, to William Jefferson Cranford III, son of Dr. and Mrs. William Jefferson Cranford II of Charlottesville, Va.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Fortner Walton and the late Mr. Samuel Amos Walton of Birmingham and the late Mrs. Geraldine Smithey Lee of Bessemer and the late Mr. Walter David Smithey of Bernice, La.
Miss Smithey is a graduate of Auburn University. She worked with the International Mission Board serving in Nazareth, Israel, for 11 months. She was on staff at Lakeview Baptist Church at Auburn serving in its college ministry. Miss Smithey is employed as a youth minister at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis, Tenn.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Addie Joe Smart of Rutherford County, N.C., and the late Ms. Dorothy Louise Nicholson and the late Lt. Cdr. William Jefferson Cranford, USN, both of China Grove, N.C.
Mr. Cranford graduated from the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s degree in political science and international relations with a minor in German. He will attend law school at the University of Memphis in the fall and is also pursuing a master’s degree in international relations.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 10 at Second Presbyterian Church in Memphis.