Mr. and Mrs. Julian Patton of Suwanee announce the engagement of their daughter, Ellen Elizabeth Patton, to Nathanael Noble Stanaway, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ian Stanaway of Jasper, Tenn.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Gaskins Jr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. James L. Patton. She is a graduate of Collins Hill High School and North Georgia College and State University, where she received a bachelor's degree in nursing. She is employed as a registered nurse.

The future groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Charles of New Port News, Va., and Mel Stanaway and Barbara Stanaway of Crossville, Tenn. He is a graduate of Highland Academy and Chattanooga State University, where he received an NREMT-Paramedic affiliation. He is employed with Kadlec Hospital in Richland, Wash., as a critical care instructor.

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