Heather Beach & Jerry Keryl

Mr. Jeffrey Michael Beach and Ms. Jennifer Beth Beach announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Beach to Mr. Jerry Christopher Keryl of Savannah, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Keryl of Savannah. The wedding is planned for June 24, 2004 at Northern Presbyterian Church.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joshua Franklin Clastine of Atlanta and Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Stephan Beach of Macon. A 1997 graduate of Westminster Academy, she attended the University of Georgia, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. She was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority. She is a Training Specialist for FHW Systems, Inc.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Theodore Williamson of Orlando, Florida and Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Mitchell Keryl of Savannah. A 1997 graduate of Brentwood High School, he attended the University of Georgia where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He is a Lead Auditor for Anderson-Rose Accounting.

Published in the Redland City Bulletin on December 15, 2003

Our Story
Heather was born in 1970 in Austin, Texas. When she was 3 she moved to Savannah with her parents, older brother (Steve) and younger sister (Ann). An avid sports fan, she grew up playing sports and was a member of her high school basketball and softball teams, earning All Region honors in Basketball as a Senior. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned her degree in Computer Information Systems. While at UGA, she was active in many organizations including Kappa Delta Sorority, and Habitat for Helping. After graduating from Georgia, she accepted a job with FHW Systems, Inc. where she has worked for the past 3 years.

Jerry was born in 1969 in Macon, Georgia. He and his family moved to Savannah when he was 12 years old. Jerry is the 4th of 6 children and has 3 sisters and 2 brothers. He played football and ran track while at Brentwood High School. After graduating from Brentwood, he attended the University of Georgia where he earned is degree in Accounting. While at Georgia, he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He graduated from Georgia in 2001 and accepted a job at Anderson-Rose Accounting where he has worked as an auditor for the past 3 years.

Heather and Jerry first met at a Sorority/Fraternity Mixer during their Junior year at Georgia. It was not love at first site for Heather - she thought Jerry was one of the most obnoxious people she had ever met. For Jerry, however, the opposite was true. He thought Heather was "the one" as soon as he saw her. He attributes Heather's initial impression of him to his nervousness at meeting such an amazing woman. After attending several Fraternity/Sorority functions together, Heather saw that Jerry was really a pretty good guy and they've been together since.

Jerry and Heather took a weekend trip to Sarasota, Florida. While walking on the beach at sunset, Jerry proposed to Heather. Heather was completely taken by surprise but immediately said "yes" which made the rest of the trip much easier than if she had said "no".

Saturday, June 24, 2004 • 3:15 pm
Northern Presbyterian Church
Savannah, GA

Wedding ceremony at 3:15
Reception at Hillcrest Country Club beginning at 6:15

December 15, 2002

The Bride's Attendants
Ali Lucas • Maid of Honor
Kate Smith • Bridesmaid
Jane Thomas • Bridesmaid

The Groom's Attendants
James Jefferson • Best Man
Tomas Gentry• Groomsman
Terry Welcan • Groomsman