The couple will be united in marriage on June 4 at North Cleveland Baptist Church, where they both attend. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Sterling and Margaret Gregory and the late Emmitt and Zella Ziegler. She is the sister of the late Tammy Wright and Stephanie Culberson of Cleveland.
Miss Ziegler is a 2007 graduate of Cleveland High School and will graduate from Lee University in December with a bachelor of science degree in history.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of T.J. and June Cawood of Cleveland and the late Francis and William Bates. He is the brother of William “Trae” Bates III of Dayton and Judson Bates of Pikeville, Ky.
Mr. Bates is a 2007 graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice and 2009 graduate of Temple Baptist Seminary with a master’s degree in ministry. He is employed by Larry Hill Ford.