Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Destone Merritt of Elizabethtown announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kayla Denise Merritt of Elizabethtown, to Timothy Earl Tatum Jr. of White Oak.
The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Earl Tatum Sr. of White Oak. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fire Safety Engineering Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is employed by the City of Fayetteville Fire Department.
The bride-elect earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. She is presently employed by Merritt Logging and Chipping Company.
The wedding is planned for Saturday, Sept. 13, at Trinity United Methodist Church.