The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Houston Killens of Bogalusa, La., and the late Mr. Ralph Mizell and Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Baggett of Poplarville.
She is a 2012 graduate of Sumrall High School and is currently attending Pearl River Community College in pre-nursing. She belongs to PRCC’s honors college and Phi Theta Kappa honors society.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Batson of Wiggins and Mr. and Mrs. James K. Dukes of Petal. He is the great-grandson of Ms. Maxine Shepherd of Merigold and the late Floyd M. Shepherd Jr.
He is a 2010 graduate of Petal High School and attended Jones Community College.
He is currently serving in the United States Marine Corps as an aviation crash, fire and rescue specialist and is stationed at Quantico, Va.
Wedding vows will be exchanged in a 3 p.m. ceremony on Saturday, December 21, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Wiggins. A reception will immediately follow in the church fellowship hall. Friends and relatives are invited to attend.