Bo and Alisa Payne announce the engagement of their daughter, Melinda “Mendy” Leigh, to Eric Thomas Collins, son of Jane Collins, Jonesborough.
The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of David Crockett High School.
She is employed by Johnson City Internal Medicine Group at State of Franklin Healthcare.
She is a granddaughter of Bud and Linda Day, Telford; Tag Payne, Jonesborough; and the late Betty Payne.
Her fiancé is a 1999 graduate of David Crockett High School; and a 2003 graduate of Northeast State Community College, where he received an associate degree in machine tool technology.
He is employed by Kennametal Inc. of Johnson City.
He is a grandson of Louise McCurry, Telford; and the late Robert McCurry.
The couple plan an open outdoor wedding for 6 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at their future home, 136 Sliger Drive, Telford.