Joseph D. Ray and Rebecca Ray of Parkersburg announce the engagement of their son, Carl Arthur Ray, to Annessa Angelee Small of West Union.
The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Denzil Ray of Parkersburg and Mr. and Mrs. James Carlton Cain of Kinard, Fla. He is a 2016 graduate of Parkersburg South High School and while there attended Caperton Center for drafting. He continued his degree in drafting and engineering technology at WVU at Parkersburg for another year. He is employed at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Marietta.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Theresa Small of West Union. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Small of Clarksburg. She started at Pierpont Community and Technical College in the fall of 2018. She is employed at Shop-N-Save in West Union.
A ceremony with family and friends will be held Sept. 14 at Fort Boreman Park in Parkersburg. A reception will follow on site.