Mr. and Mrs. Justin Mills of Hickory announce the engagement of their daughter, Chaney Elizabeth Mills, to John Taylor Champion, son of Robert and Pam Champion of Pheba.  

Miss Mills is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Warren of Hickory, and the late Billy Ray Strebeck, Mrs. Brenda Mills of Philadelphia, and the late Larry Mills.  

The bride-elect is a graduate of Newton County High School and East Central Community College. She will graduate in December from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science in elementary education.    

Mr. Champion is the grandson of Mr. Bobby Champion, and the late Doris Champion, Mrs. Joann Douglas, and the late Derwood Stafford.

The prospective bridegroom is a graduate of East Webster High School, Meridian Community College and Mississippi State University.  Mr. Champion graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in secondary education.  Mr. Champion is employed with the Pascagoula-Gautier school district.

Wedding vows will be exchanged at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6th, at Bridges, the Venue in Philadelphia, MS.