David Crowell of Lexington, N.C. announces the engagement of his daughter, Julie Nichole Anderson of Covington, to Kevin Ryan Wells of Covington, son of Janie and George Wells Jr. of Lithonia.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Sarah Freeman of Douglas, Ga., and the late Martin Freeman. She is a 1998 graduate of Heritage High School and attended DeKalb Technical School. She is currently employed with the Rockdale Citizen as an editorial assistant.

The future groom is the grandson of the late Doris Howell and Buck Howell of Lithonia and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Wells Sr. of Lithonia. He is a 1999 graduate of Philadelphia Christian School. He is currently employed with DeKalb County Fleet Management as a mechanic. He also plays bass in the band Once Guilty.

The couple plans to wed on Sept. 12 at First Baptist Church of Lithonia. A reception will follow at the church.