The couple is planning a June 9, 2012, wedding at Way of the Cross Baptist Church.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Linda Kerr Hawkins. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Rodger and Linda Ellis.
Miss Hawkins is the granddaughter of Ruth Kerr of Cleveland and the late Gene Kerr and the late DeEtte Hawkins. She is the sister of Justin Hawkins of Cleveland and sister-in-law of Julie Hawkins of Cleveland.
A 2004 graduate of Bradley Central High School, the future bride is also a 2008 graduate of Chattanooga State Technical Community College.
She is employed as a surgical technician at the Cleveland Surgery Center.
Mr. Ellis is the grandson of WillaDean Ellis of Cleveland and the late Robert Ellis, the late Cecil Key and the late Pansy Key.
He is the brother of Dustin Ellis.
He is a 2004 graduate of BCHS and a 2006 graduate as an industrial maintenance mechanic from Chattanooga State.
He is employed in the parts department at Toyota of Cleveland.