Jeffery and Jacquelin Hawkins, Erwin, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashley Lynn Hawkins, to Gary-Martin Watts, son of Martin and Cindy Watts, Kinston, N.C. The bride-elect is a 2010 graduate of Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va., where she earned a bachelors degree in worship music. She is the granddaughter of Benny and Sandra Whitson of Erwin. Her fiance is a student at Liberty University and will graduate in 2011 with a bachelors degree in English. The couple plan a wedding ceremony for Saturday, Aug. 7, at Erwin First Assembly of God.