WHITE HALL — Mr. Cecil Quenton Van Veckhoven Jr. and Mrs. Beverley Dee Beaver are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Leigh, to Joshua Mark Merritt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Edwin Merritt.
Samantha is the granddaughter of Charles and Cletis Cullins of Rison, Rose Van Veckhoven of Pine Bluff, and the late Cecil Van Veckhoven Sr. She is a 2008 graduate of Watson Chapel High School and a 2012 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where she received a bachelor of science degree in biology.
Joshua is the grandson of Joe and Louise Wood of Pine Bluff and the late James and Edith Merritt of White Hall. He is a 2007 graduate of White Hall High School and a 2012 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where he received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and an associate of science degree in nuclear technology. He is employed as a mechanical project engineer with Graphic Flexible Packaging.
Friends and relatives are invited to attend the 2 p.m. double-ring ceremony on Saturday, July 14, 2012, at First Baptist Church in White Hall.