Mr. and Mrs. Duff Walker Sudduth of Madison, Miss., announce the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Clair Sudduth of Atlanta, to Matthew Vaughn Cavender of Roswell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Bowers Cavender of Stone Mountain.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Howard Bennett Ward of Meridian, Miss, the late Virginia Attaway Ward, Stephen Oldham Sudduth and the late Virginia Coil Sudduth. She is a graduate of Madison Central High School and Mississippi State University. She is employed by In Compass Health.

The future groom is the grandson of Dorothy Dingler Vaughn of Newnan, the late Otis Kirk Vaughn and the late Mr. and Mrs. Guy Leon Cavender. He is a graduate of Parkview High School and the University of Georgia. He is employed by Deltacom.

The wedding is planned for April 19 in Madison, Miss.