Mr. and Mrs. W. Davis Gilman Jr. of Richmond are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Ayers Elizabeth Gilman to Adam Matthew Dawes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey K. Dawes of Varina. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Addison L. Ayers of Richmond and the late Mr. and Mrs. Welton D. Gilman of Colonial Beach. She is a graduate of The Steward School and Radford University. The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Irvin Dawes and the late Mr. Dawes of Highland Springs, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Field Hite of Goochland. He is a graduate of The Steward School and ITT Technical Institute. He is employed by Bowlero Corporation. A September 2018 wedding is planned.
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