Michelle Brown and Roderick McGruder plan June wedding


STAR CITY - Michael and Terri Brown of Star City would like to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Michelle Brown, to Roderick McGruder of Wrightsville, Ark.

Michelle is the granddaughter of Georgia and Turna Willie Grigsby Jr. of Pine Bluff and the late Katherine and Olee Brown of Star City. She is a 2006 graduate of Star City High School and a 2011 honor graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. She is currently employed with Verizon Wireless Corporation office in Little Rock.

Roderick McGruder is the son of Robert and Doris McGruder of Wrightsville, Ark. He is the grandson of Essie Waters and the late Robert McGruder. Roderick is a 2011 graduate of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He is currently employed with the Arkansas Department of Corrections.

The wedding will be Saturday, June 16, 2012, at 3 p.m. at Polk Chapel Baptist Church in Yorktown, Ark. The ceremony will be officiated by Rev. A.L. Brown of Star City. All friends and family are invited to attend.

After a honeymoon on the Gulf coast, the couple will make their home in Little Rock.