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Mary Elizabeth Dowdell and Ben Anthony Gilbreth

    Mr. and Mrs. David Dowdell of Statesboro, Ga., announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elizabeth, to Ben Anthony Gilbreth, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gilbreth of Statesboro.
    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jimmy and Mary Burcham of Tuscumbia, Ala., and Sue Dowdell and the late Jimmy Dowdell Sr. of Muscle Shoals, Ala. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Georgia Southern University in December 2011 and is employed as a registered nurse in Endoscopy at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.
    The groom-elect is the grandson of Benny and Judy Gilbreth of Claxton and Byron and Matha Haire of Claxton and is the great-grandson of Mrs. Lou Gilbreath of Bowling Green, Ky. He will graduate this month from Georgia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
    The couple has planned to wed on May 11, 2013, at 5 p.m. at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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