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Engagement Announcements

Young - Valentine

Stephen and Sherry Young of Springfield, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Lynne Young of Manassas, Va., to Evan William Valentine of Manassas, Va., son of William and ElizaBeth Valentine of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where she received a bachelor's degree. She is employed by Community Management Corporation in Fairfax, Va.

The future groom is a 1999 graduate of Northeast Atlanta Christian School in Dacula. He attended the University of Georgia, where he studied psychology. He is employed by Community Management Corporation in Fairfax, Va.

The wedding is planned for Sept. 9 at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast in Middleburg, Va.

Tilden - Melin

David and Kay Laws of Hoschton announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Gabriella Tilden of Hoschton, to Daniel Ellison Melin of Lawrenceville, son of Ron and Marianne Melin of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bobby and Helen Parks of Hoschton. She is a 2004 graduate of Winder-Barrow High School. She is a 2007 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where she received a degree in early childhood education. She plans to start teaching at Wauka Mountain Elementary School in the fall.

The future groom is the grandson of Dr. Roy and Diane Ellison of Easley, S.C. He is a 2004 graduate of Dacula High School. He is attending North Georgia College and State University and plans to graduate next year.

The wedding is planned for July 14 at Sharon Baptist Church in Hoschton.

Wheeler - Healy

Steve and Donna Wheeler of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Ashley Wheeler of Suwanee, to Michael Patrick Healy of Lawrenceville, son of Larry and Roni Healy of Lawrenceville and the late Marcia Healy.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mac and Betty McCants of Doraville, Betty Wheeler of Dawsonville and the late Steve Wheeler, Felix and Roslyn Whiten of Gainesville and the late Susie Whiten. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a degree in social work. She is employed by Appliance Works in Winder as a sales representative.

The future groom is the grandson of Cecelia Johnson of Carriere, Miss., and the late Max Johnson, and the late Jimmy and Gretty O'Connor. He is a 2007 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in housing. He is employed by Realty Executives in Athens.

The wedding is planned for Saturday at North Metro First Baptist Church in Lawrenceville.

Merritt - Nash

Lisa J. Nuckles of Lawrenceville announces the engagement of her daughter, Yteki C. Merritt of Lawrenceville, to Derrick D. Nash of Lawrenceville, son of Ollie M. Nash of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ruth M. Nuckles of Lawrenceville.

The wedding is planned for July 7 at Faith Free Full Gospel Church in Buford.

Gravely - Whitworth

Davis and Janis Gravely of Auburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Adria Loel Gravely of Norcross, to Christopher Ryan Whitworth of Braselton, son of Mike and Brenda Whitworth of Canon.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Doris Wheeler and the late Lowell Wheeler, and John W. and Daphne Gravely. She is a 2003 graduate of Georgia Tech, where she received a bachelor's degree in management. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a master's degree in instructional technology. She is employed by Norcross High School as a media specialist.

The future groom is the grandson of Eugenia Whitworth and the late Neal Whitworth, and the late C, and Louise Ethridge. He is a 2002 graduate of Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, where he received a bachelor's degree. He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a master's degree. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Tennessee in Martin, Tenn., where he received a master's degree in educational administration and supervision. He is employed by Barrow County Schools at the Teacher's Performance Learning Center.

The wedding is planned for July 20 at the Carl House in Auburn.

Bowman - Hayes

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bowman of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Ashley Bowman of Atlanta, to Nicholas Pierce Hayes of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hayes of Snellville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Smith of Gloversville, N.Y., and Jean Bowman of Plano, Texas, and the late Rev. B. Hampton Bowman. She is a 1999 graduate of Brookwood High School. She is a 2003 cum laude graduate of the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss., where she received a bachelor's degree in art. She is a 2006 graduate of Oglethorpe University, where she received a master's degree in early childhood education. She is employed by Morningside Elementary School in Atlanta.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. K. Eugene Fry of Moneta, Va., and Mrs. Robert Hayes of Pittsfield, Mass., and the late Robert M. Hayes. He is a 1998 graduate of Brookwood High School. He is a 2003 graduate of Georgia Tech, where he received a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. He plans to graduate in July from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona, Fla., where he will receive a master's degree in technical management. He is employed by Lockheed Martin in the engineering leadership development program.

The wedding is planned for July 14 at King and Prince Beach on St. Simons Island.