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Daniel Funk and Allison Carpenter

Mark and Lisa Carpenter of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Allison Renea Carpenter to Daniel Edward Funk, son of Mark and Janet Funk of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Grady and Bert Carpenter of Chestnut Mountain, Willa Nelle Gardner of Oakwood and the late Harry Gardner.

She is a 2003 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood. She graduated in 2008 from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega with a bachelor's degree in early childhood/special education. She is employed as a teacher with Oakwood Elementary School in Oakwood.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Godfrey and Patty Funk of Clermont, Elizabeth Samples of Hickory, N.C., and the late Edward Samples.

He is a 2003 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. He attended Gainesville State College in Oakwood. He is employed as a firefighter and emergency medical technician with Hall County.

The couple plan an open church wedding for 3 p.m. Oct. 11, 2008, at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Gainesville.