Mrs. John Melton McDonnell announces the engagement of her daughter, Jennifer Melton, to John Wesley Northam, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael David Hathorn of Collinsville and Mr. and Mrs. Walter Joseph Northam of Stella, Mo. Miss McDonnell is also the daughter of the late Mr. John Melton McDonnell.
The wedding will be Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Central United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bob Rambo officiating.
Miss McDonnell is the granddaughter of Mrs. Archie Reeder McDonnell of Meridian and the late Mr. McDonnell and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Joseph Robinson Jr. of Starkville.
The bride-elect received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Montevallo. She is a graduate of Lamar High School.
Miss McDonnell is employed as a regional representative for the American Cancer Society, serving Clarke, Lauderdale and Noxubee counties.
Mr. Northam is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Northam, Mrs. Frankie Ladd, and Mrs. Ouida Hagwood and the late Mr. Hagwood.
The bridegroom-elect received a master’s degree in business administration from Mississippi State University, with his undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi and Liberty University. He is a graduate of Petal High School.
Mr. Northam is employed as a bank officer and supervisor of credit administration at Citizens National Bank.
A reception will be held at Northwood Country Club following the ceremony.