Sunday, July 31, 2005

Tim and Joy Benton of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Lynn Benton, to Jeffrey Allen Lawrence, both of Nashville, Tenn. He is the son of Terry and Michelle Lawrence of Brentwood, Tenn.

Benton is a 1997 graduate of Central High School, and received a degree in chemistry from Truman State University in 2002. She is a medical researcher and lab manager at Vanderbilt University Medical School.

Lawrence is a 1999 graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Louis, and received a degree in business/finance from Truman University in 2003. He is accounts receivable representative and team leader at Cummins Diesel Engines.

An October 2006 wedding is planned in Nashville.