Published 12:03 am Sunday, May 8, 2011

Elizabeth Barksdale Butler and Jan Rives Blaine

Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Matthew Butler of Brandon announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Barksdale Butler, to Jan Rives Blaine, son of Dr. Mac Alan Blaine and Ms. Gwen Rives Blaine, both of Starkville.

The bride-to-be is a 2005 honor graduate of Jackson Preparatory School, and graduated summa cum laude in 2009, with a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Mississippi State University. She served as president of the Chi Omega sorority, as an Alumni Delegate and was a Distinguished Scholar. She later earned her master of business administration degree and is currently associated with the Mississippi Legislative PEER Committee in Jackson.

She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Robert Butler of Brandon and the late Mr. and Mrs. Butler Carney Barksdale of Natchez.

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The groom-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Starkville Academy and earned two undergraduate degrees at Mississippi State University before pursuing his master of business administration degree. He is associated with Severstal International.

He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Mac Blaine of McCool and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Anderson Rives of Ackerman.

The wedding will be Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Lakeland Presbyterian Church.