081318_ENGStrickland

Dr. and Mrs. Darrin Strickland announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter Alaina Anne Strickland, to Kevin Michael Sharpton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Sharpton.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Franklin of Brunswick and Dr. and Mrs. Wade Strickland of Brunswick.

Ms. Strickland is a 2014 graduate of Frederica Academy. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Mercer University/Georgia Baptist College in 2018, where she graduated Suma Cum Laude.

She is employed as a transplant intensive care unit nurse at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

The groom-to-be is the grandson of Ms. Brenda Sharpton of Covington and the late Bobby Joe Sharpton; Ms. Carol Richardson of Covington; and Mr and Mrs. Joseph Thomas Richardson of Rabun Gap.

Mr. Sharpton is a 2011 graduate of Hebron Christian Academy in Dacula. He earned a bachelor of business degree, majoring in accounting, from Mercer University in 2015.

He is employed as a staff consultant at UHY Advisors in Atlanta.

A late afternoon wedding is planned for Sept. 22 at the bride’s home.

A reception will follow at the same location.

Invitations will be sent.

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