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Derek and Sherrye Meadows of Blue Mountain, Miss. are proud to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Emily Marie Meadows of Blue Mountain to Mitchell Wayne Halford of Mathiston, Miss. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billie Ruth Thurmond and the late Leroy Thurmond of Blue Mountain and the late Alton and Vivian Meadows of Ripley, Miss. Emily is a 2000 graduate of Blue Mountain High School and a 2005 graduate of University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. She also received her Masters degree in Education with an emphasis in Curriculum and Instruction in 2008. Her honors include being on the Chancellor's Honor Roll and being a member of Baptist Student Union (BSU). She is employed as a teacher at Church Street Elementary in Tupelo, Miss. The prospective groom is the son of Mack and Myra Halford of Mathiston. He is the grandson of Waymon and Elaine Fulgham of Maben, Miss. and the late Billy and Ruby Halford of Mathiston. Mitchell is a 2003 graduate of Ackerman High School in Ackerman, Miss. He is a 2008 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration. His honors include being on the Dean's List and being a member of BSU. He is employed as a project manager for Terry Stidham Construction in Mathiston. The couple will exchange vows June 20, 2009 at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Ripley, Miss. The officiating minister will be Dr. Albert Wilkerson. There will be a reception immediately after the wedding at First Baptist Church's Family Life Center in Ripley. Family and friends are invited to the wedding.