Jeff and Tammy Matherly, 2002 Ridgefield Road, Johnson City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Candace Danielle, to Jacob Austin Thomas, son of Tony and Julie Thomas, 828 Walnut St., Elizabethton.
The bride-elect is a May 2014 graduate of King University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry. She is employed as an emergency medical technician at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Mountain Home.
She is a granddaughter of Barbara Hale, Johnson City, and the late Ben Hale; and Carrie Matherly, Gray, and the late Howard Matherly.
Her fiancé is a December 2012 graduate of East Tennessee State University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in history. He is employed by Woodale High School, Memphis, as a U.S. history teacher.
He is a grandson of Doug and Janice Fair, Stoney Creek, Elizabethton; Jo Thomas, Elizabethton, and the late Jerry Thomas; and Margaret Hughes, Elizabethton.
The couple plan a private wedding for 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 12, 2014, at BANQ, Kingsport.