Deborah Dowdle and the late David Dowdle, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alesia Alison Dowdle, to Michael Chitwood Jr., son of Cynthia Renee Setser and Michael Chitwood Sr. both of Gastonia, N.C.
The couple has been friends for many years.
The bride-elect is an employee of Franklin Office Supply.
An August 2013 wedding is planned at Windy Gap Baptist Church.
Formal invitations will be sent.