Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Allsbrook Jr. of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Elizabeth Allsbrook of Sumter, to James "JJ" Henry Ardis III of Pinewood, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Henry Ardis Sr. of Pinewood.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Doris Allsbrook and the late Mr. Jimmy Allsbrook of Sumter, and Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Larder of Fort Walton Beach, Florida. She graduated from Sumter High School. She is employed by Sumter County EMS.

The bridegroom-elect attends the University of South Carolina. He is employed by the Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

The wedding is planned for Sept. 20, 2014, at Salem Black River Presbyterian Church in Mayesville.