The couple will be united in marriage in a 2 p.m. ceremony on Dec. 17 at First Baptist Church in Cleveland, where the future bridegroom is a member.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Frances Whitehead of Cleveland and the late Glen Whitehead and Edward and Ruth Ann Swallows of Old Fort. She is the sister of Andrew Whitehead of Cleveland.
Miss Whitehead is a 2009 graduate of Walker Valley High School and attends Lee University. She is employed by the YMCA. She is a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church.
The future bridegroom is the grandson of Jim and Sue Sharp and Joe and Carlanna Gill, all of Cleveland. He is the brother of Sarah Wangaard of Fultondale, Ala.
Mr. Sharp is a 2008 graduate of Cleveland High School and attends the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.