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Charles Walls and Sara Lathem

David and Lisa Lathem of Maysville announce the engagement of their daughter Sara Emily Lathem to Charles Grady Walls, son of Chuck and Debbie Walls of Gainesville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Abbie Lathem and Jack and Kathryn Hogsed, all of Gainesville.

She is a 2002 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2006 from the University of Georgia in Athens with a bachelor's degree in biology. She is pursuing a doctorate in medicine at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Grady and Evelyn Walls and Robert and Willa Patten, all of Gainesville.

He is a 2001 graduate of Gainesville High School. He graduated in 2006 from Clemson University in Clemson, S.C., with a bachelor's degree in construction science and management. He is employed as an assistant project manager with BE&K Building Group LLC in Augusta.

The couple plan to wed Dec. 19, 2009, at Chateau Elan in Braselton.

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