Miss Thomas
Miss Thomas
Mr. and Mrs. Barry W. Madison of Laurel announce the engagement of her daughter, Miss Emma Katherine Thomas, to Stevens Dallas Bateman IIl, both of Laurel.

Miss Thomas is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry C. Winstead, Ms. Carole Williams Winstead, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. (Bob) Thomas, all of Philadelphia, Miss. She is also the daughter of John Coleman Thomas, of Philadelphia.

Mr. Bateman is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stevens Dallas Bateman, junior. He is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Stevie D Bateman, senior and the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lindsey, junior, all of Laurel.

The future bride is a 2009 graduate of Laurel High School and a 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Sports Medicine. She was a member and officer of Zeta Tau Alpha social sorority. She is currently employed with Premier Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

The future groom is a 2008 graduate of Laurel High School, a 2010 graduate of Jones County Junior College and a 2013 graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture Information Science. He was a member and officer of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity. He is currently employed with Sanderson Farms in Organization Development.

A May 2014 wedding is planned. The couple will reside in Laurel.