Shirlene and Keith Elkins of Lawrenceville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kason Elizabeth Elkins of Columbia, S.C., to Charles Louis Dean II of Columbia, son of Nina and Dan Dean of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley H. Long of Gainesville, Mildred D. Elkins of Lawrenceville, and the late Morris Elkins. She is a 2002 graduate of Collins Hill High School and a 2009 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where she received a master's degree in counseling. She is employed with South Carolina in the Department of Social Services.

The future groom is the grandson of Donna Kay Garner of Townsend, the late Ryan Howard Garner, Kathryn A. Hendrick of Conway, S.C., and the late Hoyt L. Hendrick. He is a 2004 graduate of Dacula High School and a 2012 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where he received a bachelor's degree in physics. He is a student at the University of South Carolina.

The wedding is planned for March 9 in Lawrenceville.