SAMANTHA YVONNE HOWARD and Roger William VanHoose Jr. will be united in marriage Saturday, Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the Louisa Church of God. The gracious custom of an open church ceremony will be observed. The bride-elect is a daughter of John and Rita Howard, and Carol and Doug Fann, all of Louisa. She is a 2003 graduate of Lawrence County High School. The prospective groom is a son of Roger and Patricia VanHoose of Louisa. He is a 1996 graduate of Lawrence County High School and is the manager of World Finance Corporation in Louisa.