Mr. and Mrs. Randy Cain of Russellville and Mr. and Mrs. Rickey Stoker of Lewisburg, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Renee Stoker, to Jeffrey Randall Cole. Jeffrey is the son of Judge and Mrs. Randall Cole of Fort Payne.
Grandparents of the bride-elect are Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Stoker of Russellville and Mr. and Mrs. Carter Williams of Elkton.
Grandparents of the prospective groom are the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard Cole of Fort Payne and the late Audrey Womble of Fort Payne, and the late Newell Smith of Willow Springs, N.C.
Ashley is a graduate of Russellville High School where she was valedictorian of her class, a graduate of Western Kentucky University where she earned degrees in biology, chemistry, and anthropology, and a graduate of the University of Kentucky Medical School. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky in 2012, and now serves as an Emergency Medicine Physician at the Emergency Department at Dekalb Regional Medical Center.
Jeffrey is a graduate of Fort Payne High School and Birmingham-Southern College where he pledged Theta Chi fraternity and earned degrees in Biology and Art. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham, and completed his surgery residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he and Ashley met when he was called to the emergency department to care for a child with an appendicitis. Jeffrey now practices general surgery with Thompson Surgical Associates in Fort Payne.
A wedding is planned for March 29, 2014, at Ashford Castle in Cong, Ireland. A reception will follow at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN, on April 19, 2014.