Published 12:00 am Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Valencia LaJoy Robertson announces her upcoming marriage to Willie Wells III on May 24, 2008.

The bride-elect is a native of Gallion. She is the daughter of Mrs. Annie Doris Bryant Robertson of Gallion and the late Mr. Roland Robertson. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Sallie Mae Holmes of Blakely, Ga., the late Mr. William Marshall, the late Mr. Elmore Robertson, and the late Mrs. Rosie Robertson.

Robertson is a graduate of Amelia Love Johnson High School and the University of Alabama. She is a third year student at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry.

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The groom-elect is a native of Birmingham. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Willie and Carol Wells Jr. of Birmingham. He is the grandson of Ms. Mack Helen Johnson of Birmingham, the late Mr. Willie Wells Sr. and the late Mrs. Catherine Wells.

Wells is a graduate of E. B. Erwin High School and the University of Alabama. He is owner of Escape GFX Advertising and a graphic artist for Russell Corporation.

The wedding ceremony will take place at 4 p.m., at Christian Chapel Baptist Church in Demopolis. Immediately following the ceremony, the cocktail hour will be held at the Demopolis Civic Center followed by the reception upon the arrival of the wedding party.

For your convenience, two menus will be available; a buffet featuring heavy hor d&8217;oeuvres or a seated served dinner, principally for guests who may have limitations. Please call 334-295-5261 or e-mail to indicate your preference. Friends and family members are cordially invited to attend via this announcement. No local invitations will be mailed.