Mr. and Mrs. James R. Raley of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Ann Raley of Homewood, Ala., to Christopher Ryan Neal of Birmingham, Ala., son of Ms. Barbara Anne Huffman of Panama City, Fla. and Mr. & Mrs. Joey Neal of Alabaster, Ala.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. & Mrs. Neal Rabun of Thomson, Ga. and the late Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Raley of Jewell, Ga. She is a graduate of Thomson High School and University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in education degree. Beth is currently a teacher at Odyssey Early School in Birmingham, Ala., and she is a member of the Service Guild at The Bell Center.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Neal of Gadsden, Ala. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Reuel Luther Huffman, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala. He is a graduate of Shelby County High School and Auburn University where he earned a degree in logistics and was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Ryan is an independent owner and operator of a Sara Lee franchise.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, Nov. 8, 2008, at Oak Grove in Athens, Ga.