Rick and Beth Witt, Kingsport, announce the engagement of their son, Robert David Witt, to Hayley Elizabeth Hughes, daughter of Sheree Hughes, Syracuse, New York; and the late Kenneth Hughes.
The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of West Genesee Senior High School, Camillus, New York, and a 2012 magna cum laude graduate of Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene, Texas, where she received a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and ministry . She is employed by Bay Harbour United Methodist Church, League City, Texas, as a youth minister.
She is a granddaughter of Robert and Joan Whitehead, Whiting, N.J., and the late Kenneth and Hazel Hughes.
Her fiancé is a 2005 graduate of Dobyns-Bennett High School and is a 2010 summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and music. He is employed by Exxon Mobil Corp., Houston, Texas, as a chemical engineer.
He is a grandson of the late Robert Jones Fortune, the late Hazel Fortune, and David and Johnnie Lee Witt, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
The couple plan a November 2013 wedding in Houston.