Caitlin Prater and Brad Elder

Cathlene Hurst Prater of Clay County announces the engagement of her daughter, Caitlin Prater, also the daughter of the late Keith Prater, formerly of Cleburne County, to Brad Elder, son of Donald and Patsy Elder of Choccolocco.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the the late Harce Hurst and the late Louise McKinney, both formerly of Lineville; the late Lillian Eden, formerly of Heflin and the late Leonard Prater, formerly of Oxford.

Miss Prater is a 2009 graduate of White Plains High School and a 2014 graduate of Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education.

She is employed by Munford High School as an English teacher.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Buster and Runette Austin, formerly of Choccolocco and Eugene Elder of Oxford and the late Lucy Elder.

Mr. Elder is a graduate of White Plains High School and Gadsden State Community College of Nursing.

The wedding will be 6 p.m. July 23, 2016, at Applewood Farms in Pell City.