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James Means and Brittany Barrett

Larry and Betty Barrett of Flowery Branch announce the engagement of their daughter Brittany Anne Barrett to James Daniel Means, son of Mike and Carol Means of Cornelia.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie Burrell of Demorest, the late Henry B. Burrell, Nora Barrett of Clarkesville and the late Cecil J. Barrett.

She is a 2004 graduate of Flowery Branch High School in Flowery Branch. She graduated in 2009 from the University of Georgia in Athens with a bachelor's degree in middle grades education. She is employed as a teacher in the Barrow County school system.

The groom-elect is the grandson of James and Doris Jones of Cornelia, Hilda Means of Toccoa and the late Joseph Means.

He is a 2004 graduate of Habersham Central High School in Mount Airy. He is pursuing a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia in Athens.

The couple plan to wed Dec. 12, 2009, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Gainesville.