Allen Upton and Kathryn Upton of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter,
Emily Caroline Upton, to Parker McKinley Owens, son of Greg and Janiece Owens of Boston.
The groom is the grandson of Gary and Sharon Smith, and the late George and Loma Jean
Owens, all of Boston. He is a 2016 graduate of TCCHS and is employed as a firefighter with the
City of Moultrie.
The bride is the granddaughter of Janis Kelly and the late John D. (Jack) Kelly, and the late S.A.
Upton and Retha Upton Muggridge, all of Thomasville. She is a 2015 graduate of TCCHS and a 2018 graduate of Valdosta State University with a degree in early childhood education. She is
employed by the Thomas County Schools.
The wedding is planned for June 8, 2019, at High Grove Farms in Valdosta, Georgia.