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Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bennett, of Exeter, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Beth Samantha Bennett, to Luke Russell Hixson, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Russell Hixson, of Erie.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dominick Granteed, of Hughestown, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Willard Bennett, of South Gibson.

She is a graduate of Wyoming Area Secondary Center. She received both a Bachelor of Arts degree in biochemistry and a Master of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Doctor of Medicine from Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is a board certified general pediatrician and partner at Children’s Community Pediatrics, South Hills Pediatric Associates.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Mellors, of Youngwood, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Hixson, of Ruffsdale.

He is a graduate of Fairview High School in Erie. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He also earned a Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law. He is both an attorney and certified public accountant, specializing in corporate taxation. He works for Allegheny Technologies Inc. as a senior tax analyst.

The couple will exchange vows May 5, 2018 at Heinz Memorial Chapel, Pittsburgh.