Dr. and Mrs. William James of Philadelphia announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ellen Elizabeth James, to Ross Manning Belk, son of Robert Belk Sr. of Union, and William and Janet Griggs of Tunica.

The bride-elect is pursuing a degree in special education at Mississippi State University and will graduate in December of 2014.

Mr. Belk is currently employed at Philadelphia Gun and Pawn.

Vows will be exchanged March 1, 2014, at 7 p.m. at Bethsaida Baptist Church.