Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Hunter and Steve Simmons of Baxley, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Keely Suzette Simmons, to Tray Phillip Thornton.
The bride-elect is the maternal granddaughter of Bell Walker Nash and the late Vanlayer Walker of Baxley and the paternal granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Varnadore of Baxley.
Keely is a 2003 graduate of Appling County Comprehensive High School. She is a 2007 Cum Laude graduate of Valdosta State University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing.
She is currently employed at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup as a Registered Nurse.
The groom-elect is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Thornton of Baxley. He is the paternal great-grandson of Selma Hix and the late Max Hix of Baxley; and the maternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Carter of Baxley.
Tray is a 2005 graduate of Appling County Comprehensive High School.
He is currently employed with Earl Industries of Portsmouth, VA as an Industrial Painter/Blaster Supervisor.
The wedding will take place April 9 at 5:00 p.m. at the Woody Folsom Lake Lodge in Baxley with a reception immediately following. No local invitations will be sent; all family and friends are invited to attend.