The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Frances Manly Ferrell of Birmingham and the late Harold Cleveland Manly Jr. and Mr. and Mrs. L.S. Thomas Jr. of Birmingham.
Miss Thomas is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and Auburn University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communication disorders and a minor in psychology. She was a member of Delta Gamma sorority and was an AU student recruiter. She received a master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders in 2009 from Radford University, where she was a resident director. She was presented at the 2005 Poinsettia Debutante Ball. Miss Thomas is a speech-language pathologist at Pitts & Associates, Inc. in Birmingham.
Mr. Brown is the grandson of Mr. Joseph Armistead Neff of Charleston, S.C., and the late Mrs. Geraldine Ott Neff and the late Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Herbert Brown of Cheshire, England.
Mr. Brown is a graduate of Herndon High School in Herndon, Va., and Radford University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and was a resident director. He is a graduate of the Alabama Fire College and is a firefighter with the City of Vestavia Hills.
The wedding is planned for Aug. 24 at Canterbury United Methodist Church.