Miss Sykes is the granddaughter of Gale & Jean Canup of Benton, and Jerry Sykes of Benton and Shelia and Raymond Riley of Gilbertsville. She is a 2009 graduate of Marshall County High School and a graduate of West Kentucky Community & Technical College with a certification in Pharmacy Technician. She is employed by Lourdes Hospital in Paducah.
Mr. Watkins is the grandson of Connie Morris and Bob Wood of Smithland and the late Wanda and Tony Peek, and the late Carl Watkins. He is a 2008 graduate of Livingston County High School in Smithland. He is employed by CCMA in Calvert City.
The wedding will take place Saturday, December 10, at 2:00 p.m. at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church in Grand Rivers. A reception to honor the couple will be held at the Grand Rivers Senior Citizens Building immediately following the ceremony.