Miss Strange and Hays to exchange wedding vows March 23 at Fairview Inn

Dr. Paula Stewart Strange and Dr. James Thaddeus Strange announce the engagement of their daughter, Carolyn Adelaide Strange, to Andrew Reid Hays, son of William Reid Hays and the late Martha Schnauder. 

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carolyn Clarke Stewart, known as Gumma and the late Roger C. Stewart of Raymond and the late Dr. and Mrs. Clark Dempsey Strange of Starkville. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of Marilyn Hays and the late William and the late Harold and Virginia Schnauder.  

Miss Strange was graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She is a senior account manager for Logo Nations in Lake Charles, La.

Hays is the Chief Executive Officer of Hays LLC, an IT company in southwest Louisiana. He is also affiliated with the Hays family business, Krause and Managan Companies.

The couple will exchange vows March 23 at the Fairview Inn in Jackson with the Rev. David Irving of Raymond Presbyterian Church officiating.

A reception will follow in the Fairview ballroom. After a wedding trip to the Sandals Resort in Granada, the couple will make their home in Lake Charles.



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