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Robert Ramsey of Rockwood announces the engagement and forthcoming marriage of his daughter, Denise Ramsey, to Jerry Slaven Jr.

He is the son of Linda Slaven and the late Jerry Slaven of Rockwood.

The ceremony will be on Aug. 2 in If I Be Lifted Up Church, Rockwood. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall.

All relatives and friends of the couple are invited to attend.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Nora Ramsey of Rockwood.

She is the granddaughter of the late Fred and Clara Stresing, and the late Woodward and Gertrude Ramsey.

She is a student at Allied Schools, where she is pursuing a degree as a medical assistant. She is employed with Silver Angels Home Health Care.

The prospective groom’s grandparents are Della Pugh and the late William Pugh of Rockwood, and the late Issac and Mary Slaven of Crossville.

He is employed with Handyman Tree Service.

The couple has two children, Taylor and Conner, and will be at home in Rockwood following a wedding trip to Tybee Island, Ga.