Emilee Higdon of Mulberry, Ark. and Matt Garner of Fort Smith announce their plans to marry, Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Grand Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Smith.

Parents of the bride to be are Trace and Dana Higdon of Mulberry, Ark.

Parents of the bride-groom to be are Mark and Melanie Garner of Fort Smith.

She is the granddaughter of Jimmy Dale and Eva Millsap of Mulberry, Ark. and John and Clara Higdon of Hannibal, Mo.

She is a 2008 Mulberry High School graduate with a degree in early childhood education from UAFS. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Counseling at Arkansas Tech University. She is employed as a first grade teacher with the Van Buren School District at King Elementary.

He is the grandson of Charlene and the late Paul Shelton of Hackett, Ark. and Cecil Garner and the late Evelyn Garner of Fort Smith.

He is a 2005 graduate of Southside High School in Fort Smith and a 2009 graduate of UAFS with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business administration. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration at Webster University. He is employed in the tax audit and corporate compliance department at Baldor Electric in Fort Smith.

This will be the third generation from the Garner family to wed at the Grand Avenue Baptist Church. Cecil and Evelyn Garner and Mark and Melanie Garner were also wed there.