Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Lee Allen of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Mollie Jean Allen of Dalton, to Jason Kirk Surratt of Calhoun, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edward Surratt of Calhoun.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Dean Burns of Atlanta and Lucille Ryder Allen of Linwood, N.C., and the late Elvin Lee Allen. She is a 2001 graduate of Greater Atlanta Christian School and a 2004 graduate of Samford University, where she received a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. She is pursuing a master's degree in professional writing at Kennesaw State University. She is a public relations specialist for Shaw Industries in Dalton.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Wincol Porter of Max Meadows, Va., and the late Mr. and Mrs. David Sylvester Surratt. He is a 2001 graduate of Calhoun High School and received a bachelor's degree in industrial operations management from Dalton State College in 2006. He is pursuing a master's degree in business administration at Georgia Tech. He is a senior process engineer for Shaw Industries.

The wedding is planned for Oct. 4 at The Cathedral of Saint Philip in Atlanta.