Edward Louie Jr. and Melanie Bisom Gentele announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Brook Gentele, to Clayton Lee Christmas, son of Robert Allen and Lynn Baker Christmas, all of Sumter.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Donna Bisom, and Edward Gentele Sr. and the late Jeanette Gentele, all of Sumter. She graduated with an Associate in Science Diploma in Surgical Technology from Central Carolina Technical College.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Buddy and Linda Christmas and Eunice Baker and the late Johnny Baker, all of Sumter. He is pursuing an Associate in Christian Ministry at Fruitland Baptist College. He is employed as a foreman by Carolina Home Improvements of Sumter.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 26, 2019, at The Hill in Dalzell.

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