Miss Newberry and Mr. Gerdes plan January wedding

Published 6:25 pm Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ENGAGED: Cara Janette Newberry and Gerald George Gerdes Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith D. Newberry of Bainbridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Cara Janette Newberry, of Lafayette, La., to Gerald George Gerdes Jr., also of Lafayette.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Kenneth D. Newberry of Bainbridge and the late Kenneth Newberry and of the late Mr. and Mrs. D. Lamar Humphrey.

She is a 1999 graduate of Bainbridge High School and graduated in 2003 from Columbus State University with a BBA in Marketing. She is employed as director of sales for the Southern United States, for OCUSOFT.

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The future groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald G. Gerdes of New Orleans, La., and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Gerdes, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Derwostyp.

Mr. Gerdes graduated in 1993 from Jesuit High School, from Louisiana State University in 1997 with a BS in Microbiology and from Southern College of Optometry in 2002 with a Doctorate in Optometry. He is employed as an optometrist.

The wedding is planned for Jan. 14, 2012, at 5:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Bainbridge. The reception will follow at the Kirbo Regional Center at Bainbridge College. Friends and relatives are invited to attend the wedding and/or reception.