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Harbeson-McElhannon

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Edward Harbeson of Thomson announce the engagement of their daughter, Rosemary Claire, to Mr. Joe Stewart McElhannon of Atlanta, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart McElhannon III of Conyers.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Henry Hunt of Thomson and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Alfred Harbeson of Thomson. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in speech communications and was a member for Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. She is currently employed with Merck & Co. Inc. as a sales representative in Augusta. She is an active member of Mesena United Methodist Church, The Belle Meade Hunt and The Junior League of Augusta.

The future groom is the grandson of Mrs. Faye McElhannon and the late Mr. Stewart McElhannon Jr. of Winder and Mrs. Zelma Smith and the late Mr. James Denton Smith of Eatonton. He is a 1994 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in political science. He is currently employed with South Public Affairs Consult LLC where he serves as the president of the company.

The couple plans to wed in February at the Jekyll Island Club and will celebrate with family and friends at a reception in Thomson.