Mair - Gaines

June and Edward Gouge, Johnson City, TN and Robert and Andrea Mair, Lawrenceville, GA announce the engagement of their daughter Elinor Grace to Benjamin Clay Gaines son of Bennie and the late Clay Gaines of Courtland, MS.


The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Daniel Boone High School and 2013 graduate of Northeast State Community College where she received an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She is employed by Institute of Community Service Head Start as a Teacher’s Assistant and also Wal-Mart as a Customer Service Manager. 

She is the granddaughter of the late Beryl and Grace Miller, Johnson City, TN and Betty Mair and the late Robert Mair, JR. Stone Mountain, GA. 

Her fiancé is a 2000 graduate of South Panola High School and 2002 graduate of Northwest Mississippi Community College where he received an associate’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology. He is employed by Mississippi Department of Transportation as an Engineering Technician.

He is the grandson of the late Carson and Virginia Helms of Courtland, MS and the late Buell Gaines, Pleasant Grove, MS and the late Quay and Sarah Baker of Courtland, MS.   

The couple plan a private wedding for 3pm, Saturday October 17, 2015 at Gaines Farm’s Courtland, MS.