Mr. and Mrs. Vann Marshall Matthews II are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Houston Matthews, to Cullen Davis Coker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gregg Richmond Coker of Hoover, Alabama.
Mary Houston is the granddaughter of Mrs. David Wyeth Royster, Jr. and the late James Houston Matthews, Jr. of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Mrs. Alfred Rankin Stowe and the late Mr. Stowe of Belmont.
She is a graduate of Forestview High School and the University of Mississippi, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. She was presented at the 2009 Gastonia Debutante Ball. Mary Houston is currently employed by Technology Advice in Nashville, Tennessee.
Cullen is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Richmond Coker of Norman, Oklahoma, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Henry Clayton, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri. He is a graduate of Hoover High School in Hoover, Alabama, and the University of Mississippi.
Cullen is a First Lieutenant in the United States Army and is currently serving with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. A June wedding is planned at First Presbyterian Church in Gastonia, North Carolina.
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