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John Heffner Jr. and Kendley Martin

Dr. John K. Martin and Mrs. Bonnie Martin of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Miss Kendley Gayle Martin to Mr. John Marshall Heffner Jr., son of Mr. John Marshall Heffner Sr. and Mrs. Lisa D. Heffner of Lawrenceville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. John K. Martin Sr. and Mrs. Frances T. Martin of Atlanta, and the late Mr. Elmer L. Stanley Jr. and Mrs. Jerry B. Stanley of Atlanta.

She is a graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. She graduated from Maryville College with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. She is employed as a senior private banker at Atlantic Capital Bank in Atlanta.

The groom-elect is the grandson of the Rev. Max Barlow and Mrs. Betty Barlow of Blairsville, Mr. Maurice Carden and Mrs. Gail Carden of Westminster, S.C., and Mr. Terry Heffner and Mrs. Judy Heffner of Reading, Pa.

He is a graduate of Brookwood High School in Snellville. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in biological science. He is employed as a senior research recruiter by The Lucas Group in Atlanta.

The couple plan to wed Aug. 4, 2012, at Peachtree Christian Church in Atlanta.