Mr. Hardy and Ms. Dearing
Mr. Hardy and Ms. Dearing
Christopher Dearing of Philadelphia, and Mike and Regina Buchwald of Columbus announce the engagement of their daughter, Courtney Dawn Dearing, to Justin Ryan Hardy, son of Tim and Nancy Hardy of Philadelphia and David and Melissa Anthony of Rose Hill.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Gregory Matthews of Metarie, La., the late Brenda Eakes of Philadelphia and Carlie and Charlotte Dearing of Philadelphia.

She is a 2008 graduate of New Hope High School in Columbus and a 2012 graduate of Meridian Community College in Meridian where she received her Associate Degree in Nursing.

She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse in the emergency department at Rush Foundation Hospital in Meridian.

The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Joe Ladd of Philadelphia, Willie and Hilda Leach of Philadelphia, Edwin and Linda Hardy of Philadelphia, and Tommy and Nellie Woodward of Philadelphia.

He is a 2007 graduate of Meridian Community College in Meridian where he received his Associate Degree in Business and Marketing.

He is currently employed at Philadelphia Gun and Pawn in Philadelphia.

Vows will be exchanged on March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the evening at Pentecostal Apostolic Church in Philadelphia.

Family and friends are invited through the media of the press.