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Marcus Isandoro and Elizabeth Coates

Bill and Claire Coates of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Claire Coates to Marcus Ashley Isandoro, son of Luca and Cathy Isandoro of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bill and Bobby Jean Coates of Kershaw, S.C., and Wilma Webber Stone of Tabor City, S.C.

She is a 1998 graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School in Orangeburg, S.C. She graduated in 2006 from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega with a bachelor's degree in English. She is employed as a director with Family Life Center in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Nicholas and Ruth Isandoro and the late Earl and Lorraine Johnson. He is a 1989 graduate of Sequoyah High School in Doraville. He is employed as a sheet metal worker with RF Knox Co. Inc. in Atlanta. He served in the U.S. Navy.

The couple plan to wed Nov. 20 2008, in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.