Ms. Deborah Thornburg of Fort Smith, Mr. & Mrs. Vernie Thornburg of Spiro, Okla. and Mr. and Mrs. Randy Jones of Mansfield, Ark. are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Brandy DeLynn Thornburg and Justin Scott Jones, both of Fort Smith, Ark.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Southside High School, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and received an Educational Leadership Master of Education degree from Arkansas Tech University. She is employed by the Fort Smith Public Schools as a fifth grade teacher at Woods Elementary School. Ms. Thornburg is the granddaughter of the late William and Doris Vaughn and the late Bert and Christine Thornburg. She is also the great granddaughter of the late Jack and Belle Brown of Greenwood, Ark.

The groom-to-be graduated from Greenwood High School and received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith. He is employed by Farm Bureau Insurance as a claims adjuster. Mr. Jones is the grandson of Dorothy Acklin Weston, the late Darwin Acklin, the late Kenny Weston and Jessie and Richard Smith and the late Forrest Jones.

The couple plan to be married in a family ceremony on December 3, 2013 at the Old Rock Gym in Greenwood, Ark. They will then celebrate with friends at a reception on December 7, 2013.