Announcement is made today of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Ashley Ann Bentley and Jonathan Jenkins.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Lisa Bentley, Reedy Place, Kingsport, and Larry Bentley, Woodland Heights Road, Elizabethton.
She is the granddaughter of Jerry and Ann Carr, Cripple Creek Loop, Watauga, and Wayne and Dixie Gerdes, Sandy Hollow Lane, Bonita Springs, Fla.
Ashley is a 2004 graduate of Elizabethton High School and has been employed as manager at Cash Express in Elizabethton for three years.
The groom-to-be is the son of Diana Lee Rust of Johnson City. He also has a brother and sister, also of Johnson City.
He has been employed at General Shale and Brick in Piney Flats for two years.
The couple plan to marry in a private ceremony at the Elizabethton Elks Lodge in June of 2012.