Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hugh Koon of Irmo are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashton Joell, to Shaw Williams James, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Franklin James Jr. of Charlotte, North Carolina.
The bride-elect, a resident of Irmo, is the granddaughter of Mrs. Josephine Leaman DeBruhl of Lexington and the late Dr. William Louis DeBruhl and Mr. and Mrs. Furman Paul Koon of Irmo. She earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education from Newberry College and is employed as a teacher with Lexington School District Two.
The bridegroom-elect, a resident of Charlotte, is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Franklin James Sr. of Charlotte and the late Mr. and Mrs. Macajiah Williams of Georgetown. He earned a Bachelor of Science in sports management with a minor in business from Newberry College and is employed with Thermaflo Engineering.
The couple plans a December wedding in Columbia.