Debbie Hurst Thornton of Talladega announces the engagement of her daughter, Amanda Thornton, (also the daughter of the late Tony Edward Thornton) to Garland Whitlow, son of William and Shenia Whitlow of Martinsville, Va.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Betty Hurst of Oxford and the late Frank Hurst and Mildred Thornton of Oxford.

Miss Thornton is a 2012 graduate of Oxford High School. She is employed by Powers-Swain Chevrolet in Fayetteville, N.C.

The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Garland and Patricia Whitlow.

Mr. Whitlow is a 2012 graduate of Patrick Henry Community College. He is employed by Hog Slat Inc., in Clinton, N.C.

The wedding will be 10 a.m., July 22, 2017, at Ocean Isle Beach, N.C.