Larry and Carmelita "Lita" Huff of Sumter announce the engagement of their daughter, Maria N. Huff of Columbia, to Paul J. Pray III, son of Paul J. Pray Jr. and Jill Pray of Syracuse, New York, and Rose Gonzales-Hamelinck and Darren Hamelinck of Columbia.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Huff Sr. of Littlestown, Pennsylvania, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Isabelo Mendoza Sr. of Poro, San Fernando, La Union, Philippines. She graduated from Sumter High School.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Nancy Pray and the late Paul J. Pray Sr. of Syracuse, Delphina Gonazales of North Carolina, and Joe Gonzales of Texas. He graduated from White Knoll High School in Lexington.

The wedding is planned for Nov. 3, 2017, at Our Lady of the Hills in Columbia.