Dr. John M. Gardner of Camden and Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Nicholson of Pickens announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Marie Gardner to Benjamin Matthew Ellison, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Kevin Ellison of Seneca.
Benjamin and Ashley met at their alma mater, The University of South Carolina, where Ashley received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. She is employed as a first grade teacher at Northside Elementary School in Seneca, South Carolina. Ashley is the granddaughter of Mrs. Martha K. Gardner and the late Sid K. Gardner of Camden and the late Mr. and Mrs. P. O. Beard of Iuka, Mississippi.
Benjamin received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Administration in International Business and Economics. He is employed as lead programmer and web developer at Technology Solutions in Seneca, South Carolina. Benjamin is the grandson of Mr. J.D. Crenshaw and the late Joan Crenshaw of Salem, South Carolina and Mrs. Doris Ellison and the late Mr. Frank B. Ellison of Belton, South Carolina.
The couple will wed June 29, 2013 at Bethesda Presbyterian Church in Camden, South Carolina. After a honeymoon to Costa Rica, they will reside in Seneca after the wedding.