Irby, Avera to wed

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Irby of Quitman, MS announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Leeanne to William Colby Avera, son of Chad and Darcie Avera, also of Quitman.

The wedding vows will take place Saturday, May 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Quitman, MS. On July 11th at 6:00 p.m., a reception honoring the marriage of Colby and Shelby will be held at Chefski’s in Quitman, MS.

Miss Irby is the granddaughter of the late James Irby and Patricia Irby of Causeyville, MS, and Donald Keith and the late Dianne Short of Sevierville, TN.

The bride elect is a 2019 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi where she received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. Shelby is currently employed as a teacher in the Quitman School District.

Mr. Avera is the grandson of Mr. Jerry Avera and Mrs. Jane Davis of Quitman, MS, and Mr. Bobby and the late Willa Dean Williams, also of Quitman, MS.

The bride groom elect is a 2016 graduate of Meridian Community College and is currently employed as an electrician at The Service Company of Meridian.

The bride and groom will make their home in the Hopewell Community of Quitman, Mississippi.


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