The News Courier in Athens, Alabama


May 8, 2012

Engagement: Higley-Merrill

Jay and Marcy Higley of Springfield, Ohio, announce the engagement of their daughter, Tianna Lynn Higley, to Thomas Sullivan Merrill, son of Rick and Shelley Merrill of Athens.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of John and Clara Higley of Longview, Texas, and Dewayne and Pat Wright, of Entiat, Wash., and Diana Martinez of Spokane, Wash. She is a 2011 graduate of North Alabama Friends School, and is currently attending Southern Virginia University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Samuel A. Mitchell, Jr. of Athens, and Richard and Velma Merrill of St. George, Utah, and the late Valeria M. Mitchell. He is a 2006 graduate of Athens High School and is currently attending Southern Virginia University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

The wedding is planned for May 12 and will be solemnized in the Birmingham Alabama Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Text Only


Which foreign crisis is the biggest threat to the security of the United States?

None of the above
     View Results
AP Video
Renewed Violence Taking Toll on Gaza Residents 2 Americans Detained in North Korea Seek Help US Employers Add 209K Jobs, Rate 6.2 Pct House GOP Optimistic About New Border Bill Gaza Truce Unravels; Israel, Hamas Trade Blame Raw: Tunisia Closes Borders With Libya Four Rescued From Crashed Plane Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction
Twitter Updates
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Business Marquee