Howard-Bowden Engagement

Saturday, March 16, 2013
Amberli Nicole Howard and Nicholas Elijah Bowden
Amberli Nicole Howard and Nicholas Elijah Bowden

Richard and Dianne Marshall of Rising Fawn, GA and Joey Howard of Higdon, Ala., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amberli Nicole Howard to Nicholas Elijah Bowden, son of Bruce and Tolitha Bowden of Lookout Mountain, Ga. 

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Winfred and Louise Reeves of Rising Fawn, GA and the late Joe and Mae Bell Howard of Flat Rock.  Miss Howard graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing.  She is currently employed as the marketing coordinator at the Law Office of Andrew W. Jones in Marietta.

The future bridegroom is the grandson of Evelyn Bowden and the late Bobby Bowden of Lookout Mountain, and the late Roy and Ruth Higdon of Higdon, Ala.  Mr. Bowden is attending Kennesaw State University while earning a History Education degree.  He is currently employed as a Nike Brand Coordinator at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Kennesaw.

The wedding will be Saturday, April 6, at the Mill Creek Clubhouse at Lookout Mountain Resort in Rising Fawn, Ga., with a reception immediately following the ceremony.


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