Published 12:00 am Sunday, March 27, 2011

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Leake of Bossier City, La., and Mr. Tommy Loyed Jr. of Natchez announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Brooke Loyed to Christopher Marlow Binns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Binns Jr. of Natchez.

The bride-to-be is a graduate of Vidalia High School and is attending Bossier Parish Community College in Bossier City. She is employed by Becca’s Steak and Seafood in Bossier City.

Kayla Brooke Loyed and Christopher Marlow Binns

She is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Smith of Vidalia and the late Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Loyed Sr. of Natchez.

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The groom-to-be is a graduate of Adams County Christian School in Natchez and a graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He is employed by HRI Properties, Inc., in Shreveport, La.

He is the grandson of Marjorie Garner Binns and the late Charles Binns Sr., and Sue Smith and the late Paul Smith, all of Natchez.

The wedding will be at 6 p.m., Saturday, April 16, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Natchez. A reception will follow at the Natchez Community Center.

Family and friends are invited.

Formal invitations will be sent to out-of-town guests only.