Leisa Smith of Brady and Mike and Mandy Smith of Goldthwaite are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Melissa Kay, to Charles T Carrithers, son of Ed and Charlotte Carrithers of Brady. The bride-elect is a 1996 graduate of Brady High School and has been involved in dentistry since 1998. She is currently employed as assistant store manager and bookkeeper for Surefed Feeds. The prospective groom is a 1995 graduate of Brady High School and attended Stephen F. Austin College. He is currently a rancher and owns and manages Brady Creek Preserve. The wedding is planned for Saturday, April 6, at 4 p.m. in the First United Methodist Church of Brady.