Mrs. Richard Dickinson Atwell of Lawrenceville, Ga., announces the engagement of her daughter, Shannon Elizabeth Atwell of Duluth, Ga., to David Wayne McFarland also of Duluth. He is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Leo McFarland of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
The bride-elect is also the daughter of the late Richard Dickinson Atwell.
Atwell is a granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Clinton Judy Sr. of Orangeburg, S.C. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul Alexander Atwell Sr. of Orangeburg, S.C.
She is a 1986 graduate of Brookwood School in Thomasville and attended Presbyterian College and Valdosta State University.
She is employed by Zale Corporation.
McFarland is a grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bost of Evansville, Ind.
He is a 1982 graduate of Stranahan High School in Fort Lauderdale.
He is employed by Stradis Healthcare.
The wedding is at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 15, 2011, at Little Gardens in Lawrenceville, Ga.