Last updated: June 04. 2013 9:23PM - 1195 Views
By Lucie Willsie

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Ava Upchurch Stroupe of Charlotte announces the engagement of her daughter, Amanda Mills Upchurch, to Ian Nicholas Giddens, son of Carl and Lorraine Giddens of Jacksonville, Fla.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Mitch Upchurch. She is the granddaughter of Faye M. Upchurch of Dunn and the late Murphy Upchurch and Clifford Shockley of Mount Airy and the late Irene Shockley. She is a 2008 graduate of East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training and a 2010 graduate of North Carolina State University with a master’s degree in adult and higher education. She is employed by Carolinas HealthCare System as the head athletic trainer at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Linda and David Bussell and O.K. Giddens and Patsy Page. He is a firefighter-paramedic and attended Florida State Fire College. He is the owner and operator of Westside Cutters Lawn Maintenance in Jacksonville, Fla.

The wedding will take place June 21 in Charlotte.

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