Miss. Benson, Mr. Pearson
Miss. Benson, Mr. Pearson
Christopher Lee Pearson and Katharyn Emily Grace Benson, along with their families, are pleased to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Benson of Union. She is the granddaughter of the late Richard Benson Sr. and Mrs. Kay Benson of Cordova, Tenn. and also the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Guthrie of Myrtle.

The bridegroom-elect is the son of Robbie Pearson of Union and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Thompson of Salem, Va.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lavelle Pearson of Union, Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gilbert of Little Rock and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Thompson of Rochester, Minn.

Miss Benson is a 2008 graduate of Union High School. She graduated in 2011 with an associates degree in nursing. She is currently employed at University Medical Center as a registered nurse.

Mr. Pearson is 2008 graduate of Union High School and a 2010 graduate of East Central Community College where he earned his Associate Degree in Applied Sciences.

He is employed as a fire medic for Choctaw Fire Department. He is a volunteer fireman for the Union Fire Department, and part-time police officer in Union.

The couple will exchange vows on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 2:30 p.m. on the grounds of Pierce Castle in Decatur with a reception immediately following.