Miss Sumner and Dye planning December 30 wedding ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. John Morell Sumner Jr. announce the engagement of their daughter, Shelby Neal Sumner, to Robert Gary Dye Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Gary Dye of Jackson.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. David Marion Bryan and the late Mr. Bryan of Batesville, and Mr. and Mrs. John Morell Sumner of Oxford. The prospective bridegroom is the grandson of the late Dorothy Lonson and Edward Dewey Lawrence of Biloxi, and Mr. and Mrs. Spence Mike Dye of Jackson.

Miss Sumner is a 2012 graduate of Jackson Preparatory School. In 2013, she was presented by the Debutante Club of Mississippi. She was graduated magna cum laude from the University of Mississippi in 2016, where she obtained her bachelor’s degree with a major in communicative sciences and disorders and a minor in psychology.

At Ole Miss, Miss Sumner was a member of Chi Omega sorority, the Student Alumni Council, and the ministry team for Reformed University Fellowship. In May, Miss Sumner will graduate from the University of Mississippi Medical Center with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

The prospective bridegroom was graduated from Jackson Preparatory School in 2011. He attended the University of Mississippi and was graduated with a master’s degree in business administration in 2016. At Ole Miss, Dye was a member of Kappa Alpha Order, the Student Alumni Council, and worked as a graduate assistant for the Ole Miss Athletic Department. He is an associate relationship manager with Pinnacle Trust in Madison.


The couple will exchange vows December 30 at First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, with a reception to follow at the Country Club of Jackson.


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