Brenda Deniese Ward and Samuel Paul Russell, both of Loudon, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Barbara Robbins of Loudon and the late Roger Robbins. She is an employee of Dermatology Associations of Knoxville and a graduate of Gibbs High School.

The future groom is the son of Larry Russell and Patti Thomas-Russell of Lenoir City. He is self-employed and a graduate of Lenoir City High School.

The wedding will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at Old Time Gospel Baptist Church in Lenoir City.