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Engagement Announcements

Howe - Hanlon

Thomas R. Howe and Eileen M. Howe of Dacula announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Marie Howe of Chandler, Ariz., formerly of Atlanta, to Ryan Britt Hanlon of Gilbert, Ariz., formerly of Alpharetta, son of Larry A. Hanlon and Carolyn J. Hanlon of Alpharetta.

The bride-elect is a 1999 graduate of Meadowcreek High School. She is a 2003 graduate of Georgia State University, where she received a degree in business management. She is employed by an active adult community as an activities director.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Chattahoochee High School. He is a 2004 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he received a degree in electrical engineering. He is employed in the semiconductor industry.

The wedding is planned for April in Roswell.

Brannon - Thompson

Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Brannon of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Keeley Elizabeth Brannon of Lilburn, to Tristan Michael Thompson of Atlanta, son of Betty Thompson Boatwright and Bob Boatwright of Dacula.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mary Brannon of Thomaston and the late William Brannon, and the late Dr. and Mrs. Scott Gibson. She is a graduate of Berkmar High School. She is a graduate of Georgia Southwestern State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in early childhood education. She is a graduate of Piedmont College, where she received a master's degree is education.Robert and Peggy Earnest of Auburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Rebecca Herrington of Jefferson, to Steven Charles Goldman of San Antonio, son of Harry and Betty Goldman of Trenton, N.J., and Barbara and Bruce Gocek of Apollo Beach, Fla.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie Willard of Jefferson. She is employed by VWR International Inc. in Suwanee.

The future groom is employed by the Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base.

The wedding is planned for July 14 in Lawrenceville.

The future groom is the son of the late Michael Thompson. He is the grandson of the late Robert Hurley and Emma Hurley. He is a graduate of Central Gwinnett High School. He is also a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in finance. He is employed by Atlanta Oriental Food Corporation as a project manager.

The wedding is planned for the fall at Dunwoody United Methodist Church.

Jackson - Long

Jon Marc and Anne Jackson of Snellville announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Anne Jackson of Snellville, to Mark Stanfield Long of Buckhead, son of Charlie and Janet Long of Monroe.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ed and Velva Carr of Grayson, and James and Edna Jackson of Snellville. She is a 2001 graduate of South Gwinnett High School. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor's degree in special education. She is employed by Partee Elementary School as a special education teacher.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Charles Long Sr. and the late Lelia Pearl Long, and the late Hayword Fannin and the late Miriam Fannin. He is a 1999 graduate of Parkview High School. He is a 2003 graduate of Georgia College and State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in business management. He is employed by Bank South in Greensboro as a business banker.

The wedding is planned for July 7 at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Snellville.

Jones - Long

Steve and Kim Jones of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Michelle Jones of Lawrenceville, to Christopher Long of Lawrenceville, son of Steve Long of Marietta and Teri Long of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Tom and Dot Jones of Lawrenceville, the late Gordon Ellerbeck, Judi McGraw of Snellville and the late Jack McGraw. She is a 2002 graduate of Collins Hill High School. She is a 2006 magna cum laude graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in business and marketing. She is employed by Haverty's Furniture.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Jack and Eileen Worden and the late Fred and Ann Long. He is a 2003 graduate of Collins Hill High School. He is employed by Georgia Crown Distributors.

The wedding is planned for May 20 in the gardens at Villa Christina in Atlanta.

Herrington - Goldman

Robert and Peggy Earnest of Auburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Rebecca Herrington of Jefferson, to Steven Charles Goldman of San Antonio, son of Harry and Betty Goldman of Trenton, N.J., and Barbara and Bruce Gocek of Apollo Beach, Fla.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie Willard of Jefferson. She is employed by VWR International Inc. in Suwanee.

The future groom is employed by the Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base.

The wedding is planned for July 14 in Lawrenceville.

Black - Merritt

Kerry Black of Fairburn and Beverly Black of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Elizabeth Black of Buford, to Andrew Wayne Merritt of Buford, son of Ricky Merritt of Monroe and Annette Byrd of Auburn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mike and Peggy Robinson of Fairburn, Larry Partee of Loganville and Jean Partee of Buford.

The future groom is the grandson of Wayne and Delores Sorrows of Commerce.

The wedding is planned for April 14 at Heaven's Baptist Church in Flowery Branch.