Mr. William David McClary VI of Summerton announces the engagement of his daughter, Katherine Allyn McClary of Summerton, to Benjamin Louis Cooper of Sumter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freddie Cooper of Berea, Kentucky.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Ms. Elizabeth Briggs McClary of Summerton, and the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Ms. James Richardson Briggs, the late Mr. William David McClary V, and the late Ms. Anne D. McClary Shaw, all of Summerton. She graduated from Clemson University with a degree in Business Management. She is employed as an administrative specialist in the Public Relations Department at Central Carolina Technical College in Sumter.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cooper of Booneville, Kentucky, and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Frazier of Richmond, Kentucky. He is a staff sergeant in the United States Air Force and 2W171 Armament Floor Chief at Shaw Air Force Base.

The wedding is planned for Dec. 9, 2017, at Sans Souci Farms, Sumter.

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The couple is registered at Belk,, and Bed, Bath and Beyond,