Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Kenneth Adkins of St. George Island announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Erika Jacquelyn DeVries, to Dr. William Bryant “Beau” Pender, III.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bondurant of Marianna, and Mr. Bryant Pender of Tallahassee.

The future bride is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Durbin, formerly  from Memphis, Tennessee, and Mr. and Mrs. George DeVries II, from Grand Rapids Michian.

She is a 2002 graduate of Houston High School and received a bachelors degree in business administration from the University of Memphis in 2007.

Grandparents of the groom are Mr. and Mrs. James Melvin of Marianna, Mrs. Clyde Pender Hicks of Tallahassee, and the late Marcus O. Pender, formerly from Greenwood, and Mrs. Lorene Prather of Marianna, and the late Solomon Prather, formerly from Marianna.

He is a 2005 graduate of Marianna High School, a 2007 graduate of Gulf Coast State College, a 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received a PharmD. degree from the University of Florida.  He is currently a pharmacist with CVS.

The wedding will be held this weekend on St. George Island. The couple will honeymoon in Saint Lucia.