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Anna Stevenson and Michael Carithers

Robert and Willie Stevenson of Gainesville announce the engagement of their daughter Anna Marie Stevenson to Michael Ryan Carithers, son of Mike and Melissa Carithers of Watkinsville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Christine Bloodworth of Allendale, S.C., the late Willie Bloodworth and the late Myrtis and Gerard Stevenson.

She is a 2001 graduate of North Hall High School in Gainesville. She graduated in 2005 from North Georgia College & State University in Dahlonega with a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and received a master's degree in reading and literacy from Walden University. She is employed as a first-grade teacher at Sugar Hill Elementary School in Gainesville.

The groom-elect is the grandson of Aldine and Charlene Carithers of Watkinsville and the late MaEtna and Newton Shaw Sr.

He is a 2001 graduate of Oconee High School in Watkinsville. He graduated in 2008 from Lanier Technical College in Oakwood with an associate's degree in marketing management.

The couple plan to wed June 6, 2009, at the Historic Tate House in Tate.