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Heather Dixon and Tipton Sholes

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Dr. and Mrs. Pierce Kendal Dixon III of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Heather Michelle Dixon to Mr. Tipton Dovey Sholes, son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Earl Sholes of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Henry Washington Wallis Sr., and Mrs. Pierce Kendal Dixon Jr. of Gainesville and the late Dr. Pierce Kendal Dixon Jr.

She is a 2006 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2010 from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., with a bachelor of arts degree in history. She received a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Georgia Regents University Augusta in Augusta. She is employed as a pediatric occupational therapist by The Speech Path in Macon.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the late Dr. and Mrs. Dillard N. Sholes Jr., and Mrs. Joan Swingle of Johnson City, Tenn., and the late Dr. Hugh Franklin Swingle.

He is a 2007 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2011 from the University of Georgia in Athens with a bachelor of science degree in biological sciences. He is currently pursuing a medical degree at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon.

The couple plan to wed Nov. 22, 2014, at Historic Honey Horn in Hilton Head Island, S.C.