Albert Vann of Conway, Luanne Barnes of Gates and Margaret Vann of Severn announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Melinda Bracy Vann, to R. Heath Creech, the son of Robert and Ginger Creech of Eure. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Kelly and Sandra Vann of Conway, J.Z. and Alva Felton of Gates and Everette and Peggy Crocker of Capron, VA. The groom-to-be is the grandson of the late Charles and Jane Roberts of Ahoskie and Ethel Creech of Seaboard. An outdoor wedding is planned for 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the home of Jack and Peggy Brinkley of Aulander. A reception and dance will immediately follow at Beechwood Country Club, Ahoskie.