Announcement is being made of the engagement and forthcoming marriage of Mallory Leeann Markland and Matthew “Matt” Ryan Howell.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Mickey and Rochelle Darnell, Elizabethton, and Mark Markland, also of Elizabethton.
She is the granddaughter of the late George “Ed” and Wanda Markland, Ernie and Georgia Rosenbaum, Elizabethton; and Joe Hicks, Johnson City.
She is a graduate of Happy Valley High School. She received a Bachelor of Science in Education from East Tennessee State Univeristy and will receive a Master of Arts in Reading in August from ETSU. She is employed as a sixth grade teacher in Washington County.
The groom-to-be is the son of Steve and Judee Howell, Johnson City. He is the grandson of the late Robert and Mary Ellen Howell and the late Cliner and Martha Jackson.
He is a graduate of David Crockett High Schjool and is employed by Furmanite.
The couple will be married on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, in a private ceremony at The Charles in Johnson City.