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Bower/Filchak
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Benjamin Filchak and Shirley Bower

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Tom and Maria Bower of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Shirley Caroline Bower to Benjamin Andrew Filchak, son of Scott and Karen Filchak of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley Bower of Gainesville and the late T.L. Bower II, and the late Jack and Hazel Spence.

She is a 2006 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2011 from North Georgia College & State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She received a master’s degree at Mercer University in Atlanta. She is employed as a marketing manager at Clipper Petroleum in Flowery Branch.

The groom-elect is the grandson of James and Montene Lewis of Gainesville, and the late Robert and Myrtle Filchak.

He is a 2006 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2011 from North Georgia College & State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is a co-owner of Deep Roots Landscape LLC in Gainesville.

The couple plan to wed May 17, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Gainesville.

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