Rick and Susan Bransford of Lonoke announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Beth Bransford to Tyler Word Blair.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Addie Petrus of Carlisle and the late Vince Petrus and Dick and Johnnie Bransford of Lonoke. She is a 2003 graduate of Lonoke High School, a 2007 graduate of Rhodes College and a 2012 graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is currently employed as an Internal Medicine-Pediatric resident at UAMS.

The prospective groom is the son of Tom and Cheri Blair of Benton. He is the grandson of Vivian Word of Little Rock and the late George S. Word, Jr. and the late Luther Blair and Letha Vozel. He is a 2003 graduate of Benton High School and a 2007 graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. He is currently employed by the Arkansas Heart Hospital as the Director of Clinical Finance.

The couple will exchange wedding vows at 7 p.., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at the Cathedral of St. Andrews in Little Rock.