Harold Esslinger of Covington and Wanda Esslinger of Conyers announce the engagement of their son, Joshua Bennett Esslinger, to Ashley Lauren Anderson, daughter of Ken and Laurie Anderson of Grayson.

The future groom is the grandson of Ellis Knight of Jonesboro, Faye Knight of Tucker and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harold Esslinger Sr., of Springfield, Ill. He is a 2004 graduate of Rockdale County High School and a 2007 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He is a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. He is currently employed with the City of Conyers as a police officer.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Annie Laura Willis of Grayson and the late G.Y. Willis of Cairo, Ga., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Anderson of Blairsville, Ga. She is a 2004 graduate of Grayson High School and a 2008 graduate of North Georgia College and State University, where she earned a bachelor of science degree in social science and a minor in political science. She is a member of the Delta Zeta Sorority.

The couple plans to wed on June 6 at Snellville United Methodist Church.