Thaxton - Vanderplough

Marshelle Thaxton of Rockmart and Joyce Thaxton of Rockmart announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Michelle Thaxton of Kennesaw, to Bret William Vanderplough of Kennesaw, son of William Vanderplough of Lawrenceville and Connie Fontana of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Carol King of Rome and the late George King, and the late Floyd and Dollie Thaxton. She is a 2001 graduate of Rockmart High School. She is a 2007 graduate of the University of West Georgia, where she received a master's degree in speech-language pathology. She is employed by Atlanta Pediatric Therapy as a speech-language pathologist for the Cherokee County School System.

The future groom is the grandson of Jean Vanderplough of Michigan City, Ind., and the late Jack Vanderplough, and the late John and Carrie Chrobak. He is a 2000 graduate of Collins Hill High School. He is a 2005 graduate of the University of West Georgia, where he received a bachelor's degree in marketing. He is employed by Control Scan in Marietta as an account executive.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 20 at First United Methodist Church in Rockmart.