ENGAGED—Beth Alford Laywell of Rockdale and Blane and Lorri Laywell of Cameron are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth Laywell, to Guy Edward Richardson Jr., son of Felicia Richardson of Rockdale and Guy Richardson Sr. of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Ashley is the granddaughter of Elois Alford of Rockdale and the late Bill Alford, and Ed Laywell of Cameron and the late Joe Laywell. Guy is the grandson of Harry and Barbara Stevenson of Rockdale. The bride-elect is a student at Temple College pursuing a degree in criminal justice. She is also employed by Temple College. The prospective groom is a student pursuing a degree in networking and communications and is employed by Brookshire Brothers in Rockdale. The wedding is set for 3 p.m. Dec. 5, 2009, at Rockdale Christian Church.