The bride-elect is the daughter of retired USAF Lt. Col. Edward Stanford and Gloria Stanford, of Kingsport. She is the granddaughter of Vernon Edgell of Kingsport, the late Mary Lou Edgell, and the late John and Helen Stanford.
Miss Stanford is a graduate of Sullivan South High School and received a master’s degree in art education from the University of Tennessee. She is employed as an art teacher in Knox County Schools.
The future bridegroom is the son of Janice and Doug Odom of Cleveland. He is the grandson of Roy and Jewell Odom, Ruby Ward of Cleveland and the late Glenn Ward Sr.
He is a graduate of Bradley Central High School and was a member of the 1994 Tennessee State Baseball Championship team. He received a bachelor’s degree in geography from the University of Tennessee and is employed by Calhoun’s on the River in Knoxville.