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Laura Tiffany Franklin Charles David Cooke - photo by Special
    Ms. Emma Louise Keaton Franklin and Mr. Herbert Lehman Franklin Jr. of Statesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Tiffany Franklin of New York City, N.Y., to Charles David Cooke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred William Cooke, all of Staten Island, N.Y.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Peyton Howard Keaton Jr. and the late Mr. Keaton of Colquitt, Ga., and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lehman Franklin Sr. of Statesboro. She is the maternal great-granddaughter of the late Ms. Chloe Ollie Jones Cheshire and the late Dr. James Leslie Cheshire and of the late Dr. and Mrs. Peyton Howard Keaton Sr., all of Damascus, Ga. Her paternal great-grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. George Oscar Franklin of Pulaski, Ga., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas McArthur of Ailey, Ga. Miss Franklin is a graduate of Brenau College for Women in Gainesville, Ga., with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She is a co-founder of The Alchemy Group Worldwide, LLC, a branded entertainment and marketing company, based in New York City and Los Angeles, Calif.
    The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Mrs. Clorinda M. McAteer and Mr. Charles F. McAteer and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred P. Cooke, all of Staten Island. He is the maternal great-grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Herbert Mardus and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. McAteer Sr. He is the paternal great-grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lazarski and of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Lionel Cooke, all of Staten Island. Mr. Cooke is a graduate of Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J., with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. He is a partner in Noble House, International, LLC, a New York City-based creative entrepreneur and project finance company.
    The wedding will be at the Savannah Yacht Club in Savannah on June 7, 2008, with the reception following.
    Invitations will be sent.
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