Kai Ashley Bowen and Jacob “Jake” Carroll Hughes announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The bride-elect is the daughter of Tommy and Karen Bowen and the maternal granddaughter of the late Loran and Evelyn Collins of Baxley. Paternal grandparents are the late T. J. and Jackie Bowen of Hazlehurst.
Kai is a 2009 honor graduate of Jeff Davis County High and a 2013 honor graduate of South Georgia State College. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse with Optim Healthcare.
The groom-elect is the son of Shannon Smith of Baxley and Billy and Amy Hughes of Hazlehurst. He is a 2010 graduate of Jeff Davis High School and is currently employed with Allgood. Jake is the maternal grandson of Cheryl Sweat and the late Emory Hobby Smith. Paternal grandparents are Billy Hughes, Sr. and Barbara Hawkins Sikes, both of Hazlehurst.
The wedding ceremony will be held April 19 at seven o’clock in the evening at Oak Hill Plantation in Jeff Davis County. The Rev. Jeff Waters will be officiating. No local invitations will be sent, but all friends and family are invited to attend.