Billy and Janet Whiten of Grayson announce the engagement of their daughter, Leigh Ann Whiten of Grayson, to Thomas "Alex" Alexander Dale of Loganville, son of Gail Manning of Monroe.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Virginia Terrell of Toccoa and the late Ernest Terrell, and the late Edd and Nell Whiten. She is a 2002 graduate of South Gwinnett High School. She attended Gwinnett Technical College. She is employed by Realty Ease Marketing in Stone Mountain as an inside sales representative.

The future groom is the son of the late Randy Dale. He is the grandson of the late Hoyt and Mildred Dale, and the late Aubrey and Merdie Long. He is a 1999 graduate of Loganville High School. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in real estate. He is employed by Hill's Ace Hardware and Lumber Center in Loganville as an outside lumber salesman.

The wedding is planned for Nov. 17 at the Carl House in Auburn.