Miss Peeples and McDonald planning May 18 wedding at Madison United Methodist

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence Peeples Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Anne Peeples, to Matthew Campbell McDonald, son of Bryan Campbell McDonald of Ridgeland and Michele Negrotto Hall of Madison.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Dr. Billy Bass Thames and the late Mrs. Thames of Madison and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Lawrence Peeples of Brookhaven. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Mrs. Robert James Negrotto and the late Mr. Negrotto of Gulfport, and Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Carl McDonald of Ridgeland.

Miss Peeples is a 2012 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. In 2013, she was presented by the Debutante Club of Mississippi, Inc. She was graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2016, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders. At Ole Miss, she was a member of Chi Omega sorority and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi honor society. Miss Peeples is pursuing her doctor of audiology degree at the University of Memphis. She will graduate in May of 2020, upon completion of an externship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


McDonald was graduated in 2010 from Madison Central High School. He attended the University of Mississippi and was graduated in 2014 with a bachelor’s degree in public policy/leadership. At Ole Miss, he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order and the Trent Lott Leadership Institute. He attends the University of Mississippi School of Law and will earn his juris doctor in 2019. He will begin work as an associate for David Nutt and Associates, upon graduating in May.

The couple will exchange vows May 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Madison United Methodist Church, with a reception to follow at the Country Club of Jackson.



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