Brenda Thompson of Lyons announces the engagement of her daughter, April Smith of Lyons, to James “Jamey” Bradford of Lyons, son of Kathy Dart Hilt and Mike Hilt of Metter.
The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Charles Girndt and the late Kenneth Marsh. She is the maternal granddaughter of Eudean James Thompson of Lyons and the late Bug Thompson. Her paternal grandparents are the late Justine McGahee and the late Richard McGahee, and the late David Marsh. Miss Smith is a 2016 graduate of Brewton-Parker College, with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She received a Political Science Award for the graduating class. She earned a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice, Executive Management and Leadership in 2020. She is currently employed with Brewton-Parker College as an Adjunct Professor. She teaches at Southeastern Technical College Adult Literacy Center and is also employed with the State of Georgia Department of Family and Children Services.
The groom-elect is the son of the late Alton Bradford. He is the maternal grandson of the late George and Katherine Dart. His paternal grandparents are the late Willie and Edna Bradford.
Mr. Bradford is a graduate of the Georgia Public Safety Training Center and is a Veteran of the United States Army. He is currently employed with the State of Georgia at Rogers State Prison as the Medical Unit Manager. The wedding is planned for Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 5:00 p.m., at the Vidalia Community Center. All friends and relatives are invited to attend.