Announcement is made of the engagement of Gracie Ann Onks and Shawn Lee Howell.
The bride-elect is a daughter of Debbie Onks, Jonesborough; and Marvin Onks, Beaufort, S.C.
She is a graduate of University School, and a graduate of East Tennessee State University. She is employed by CenturyLink as a Trainer II.
She is a granddaughter of the late Grace Rambo.
Her fiancé is a son of Howard and Barbara Herzig, Toano, Va.
He is a graduate of Holston High School. He is employed by Tribles, Inc., as a certified diesel tech.
He is a grandson of James Davidson, Rich Valley, Va.
The couple plan a private wedding for 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Fairhaven United Methodist Church, Johnson City.