Spinks -- Ottinger engagement

Mike and M'Lyn Spinks of Lilburn announce the engagement of their daughter, Elissa Marie Spinks of Atlanta, to Matthew David Ottinger of Atlanta, son of Jack and Julie Ottinger of Sanford, Fla.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mrs. Barrie C. Hiern of Rome and the late Dr. Barrie C. Hiern, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Spinks of Lilburn and Dixie Spinks of Duluth. She is pursuing a degree in psychology from Georgia State University and is employed with Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

The future groom is the grandson of John and Nancy Ottinger of Newton Square, Pa., and William and Jean Vergalla of Simpson, Pa. He is pursuing a business degree from Georgia State University.

The wedding is planned for Nov. 9 in Asheville, N.C.