Mr. and Mrs. Gary McCorkle of Register, Georgia, are pleased to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Layne McCorkle, to Stephen Garrett Sowell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wadley S. “Steve” Sowell of Sylvania.
The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Lemuel McCorkle and Mrs. Lutrell McCorkle of Register and the late Freddie Charles “Pete” McNeely and Mrs. Ada McNeely of Swainsboro. Jennifer is a 2000 honor graduate of Statesboro High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies in 2004 and a Master's of Public Administration in 2011, both from Georgia Southern University. While at Georgia Southern, she was a member of Pi Alpha Alpha honor society for public administration. Jennifer is currently employed as city planner for the City of Richmond Hill.
The future groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. James W. Cavender and Mrs. Connie L. Cavender of Claxton and the late Mr. Wadley E. Sowell and Mrs. Helen H. Sowell of Sylvania. Garrett is a 2002 honor graduate of Screven County High School and a 2009 graduate of Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies. Garrett is currently employed as a nuclear technician with Southern Nuclear Company at Plant Vogtle in Waynesboro.
A New Year’s Eve wedding is planned for December 31, 2013, at Nevils United Methodist Church in Nevils, Ga., with a reception to follow at The Belle House in Statesboro.