Mr. and Mrs. Garrett J. Byrnes of Buford announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Ashlee Byrnes of Athens, to Silas Dorsey Gray of Athens, son of Daisy Gray of Griffin and the late Alan Gray.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late John and Evelyn Byrnes and the late John and Elizabeth Christian. She is a graduate of Mill Creek High School and is attending Gainesville State College. She is employed by Cycle World of Athens.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Margie and H.P. Jones, the late Marie Coheley and Dorsey Gray of Atlanta. He is a graduate of South Cobb High School and is employed by Cycle World of Athens.

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