The Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Carl Lamb Sr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Katherine "Katie" Lamb, to Stephen Francis Stafford Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Francis Stafford, all of Sumter.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Avins and the Rev. Carroll D. Lamb and the late Eva Lamb, all of Sumter. She graduated from Laurence Manning Academy in 2010 and is pursuing a nursing degree from Central Carolina Technical College. She is employed by Sumter Urological Associates, PA.

The bridegroom-elect is the grandson of Mrs. Betty Trapp and the late Mr. Marvin D. Trapp and the late Mr. and Mrs. C. Ellis Stafford. He graduated from Sumter High School in 2010 and from the University of South Carolina Columbia in 2014. He is employed by Unifirst Corp. of Sumter.

The wedding is planned for March 17, 2018, at The Sublette Pond House in Mayesville.