Michael and Kay Allen of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Bethany Sarah Allen to Matthew Lloyd Spickard, son of Lloyd and Nancy Spickard of Norcross.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Miriam Allen of Warner Robins, the late James Allen and Russell and Mildred Brown of Macon.
She is a 2001 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2005 from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton with a bachelor's degree in marketing. She is employed as an account manager with RS Medical in Atlanta. She is a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Andrew Spickard of Maryville, Tenn., the late Marcia Spickard and the late John and Grace Greer.
He is a 2001 graduate of Norcross High School in Norcross. He graduated in 2005 from the University of West Georgia in Carrollton with a bachelor's degree in real estate. He is a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He is employed as an associate broker with CB Richard Ellis in Atlanta.
The couple plan to wed Nov. 8, 2008, at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville.