The Crane Family announces the engagement of Ashley Marie Crane to Matthew Neal Murphy.
The bride-elect is the daugher of Eddie Crane and the late Cindy Crane of Franklin, and the granddaughter of the late Margie and Ervin Crane of Franklin; Robert and Linda Leder of Whiteville, N.C.; and Jimmy and Nancy Flynn of Albermarle, N.C.
The groom-elect is the son of Tim and Robin Murphy of Graham, N.C., and the grandson of the late Charles Garner and Becky Garner, of Graham, N.C., Sue and Carl Hiltonen of McCleansville, N.C., and Benny and Emma Murphy, of Mebane, N.C.
The bride-elect is a teacher at Haw River Elementary in Graham, and the groom-elect is the vice president of operations at Garner Murphy Construction Inc.
The couple met during their undergraduate studies at Appalachian State University.
The wedding will be held on Oct. 4, in Graham. Formal invitations have been sent.