Mr. and Mrs. Donald Coley Smythe of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy Katherine Smythe, to John Tays Heyer, son of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Leroy Heyer Jr. of Tupelo, Mississippi.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Clifford Longley Jr. of Chattanooga, Tennessee, the late Col. and Mrs. William James Dobson of Arlington, Virginia, and the late Capt. George Winfered Smythe Jr. of Fort Walton Beach, Florida.
Miss Smythe is a graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and Auburn University, where she received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in collaborative special education. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. Miss Smythe is a special education teacher at Crestline Elementary.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. John Franklin Collins Jr. of Tupelo, Mississippi, the late Mrs. Lisa Nash Collins and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leroy Heyer Sr. of Corinth, Mississippi.
Mr. Heyer is a graduate of Tupelo High School and the University of Mississippi, where he received a bachelor’s degree in biology. He was a member and served as the 2009 president of Sigma Chi fraternity. Mr. Heyer is employed with Amazon as a workforce staffing specialist.
The wedding will be July 18 at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church.