Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Rhyne Dowell of Yadkinville announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Danielle Dowell, to Preston Clayton Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Clayton Smith of Browns Summit.
Ms. Dowell’s maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Blankenship. Her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dowell of Union Grove. Ms. Dowell is a graduate of Forbush High School and East Carolina University. She is obtaining her master’s degree in adult education from East Carolina University. Ms. Dowell is employed with Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools as a family and consumer sciences teacher.
Mr. Smith’s maternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Preston. His paternal grandparents are the late Mrs. and Mrs. Clayton Smith. Mr. Smith is the graduate of Northeast Guilford High School and Guilford Technical Community College. He is employed with Thomas Stanley Grading & Hauling, Inc. as a heavy equipment diesel mechanic.
A June 2017 wedding is planned in Statesville.