The forthcoming marriage is announced by the parents of the bride-elect, Amanda Mashburn of Dalton, Ga., and Phil and Vickie Elder, also of Dalton. She is the granddaughter of Helen Elder of Dalton and the late Vance Elder, Calvin and Brenda Ratcliff of LaFollette and Bette Allen of Dalton. She is the sister of Logan Mashburn of Dalton.
Miss Elder is a 2009 graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., with a doctorate of pharmacy.
The future bridegroom is the son of Robin and Jacyn Higgins of Old Fort and Scott and Christy Gargala, also of Old Fort. He is the grandson of Danny and Carolyn Godfrey of Benton, Billie Higgins of Delano and J.C. and Linda Higgins of Cleveland. He is the brother of Caleb Gargala of Old Fort.
Mr. Gargala is a 2007 graduate of Cleveland State Community College with an associate degree in computer information systems. He attends the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga, majoring in education.