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Shelbie Melton and Ryan Carroll

Mark and Lori Melton of Oakwood announce the engagement of their daughter Shelbie Ann Melton to Ryan Clay Patrick Carroll, son of Kenneth and Martha Carroll of Gainesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Marge and the late Arlin Spragg of Hubbard Lake, Mich., and Shirley and the late Ken Melton of Fortville, Ind.

She is a 2006 graduate of West Hall High School in Oakwood. She graduated in 2010 from Gwinnett Technical College with a bachelor’s degree in dental assisting. She is employed as a dental assistant by Dr. Brad Dixon D.M.D. in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Lee and Joanne Carroll of Gainesville, and the late Lavora and Clay DeLong of Oakwood.

He is a 2003 graduate of Gainesville High School in Gainesville. He graduated in 2009 from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in finance. He is employed as a regional account manager by Daisy Brand in Gainesville.

The couple plan to wed April 21, 2012, at Bull Mountain Lodge in Dahlonega.