Ms. Stella Mae Gartrell announces the engagement of her daughter, Taki Tinika Gartrell of Aiken, SC, to Renado Sharod Smith of Aiken, SC, a son of Mr. Robert Smith and Ms. Lisa Ashley.

The wedding is planned for September 28, 2013.

The bride-elect is a maternal granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph and Annie Gartrell Sr.

She is a 2001 graduate of South Aiken High School. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Aiken with a degree in Business Administration and a graduate of the University of Phoenix with an MBA degree in Healthcare Management. She is employed by Mount Anna Missionary Baptist Church.

The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of Mrs. Lorrine Smith, and a paternal grandson of the late Mrs. Leila B. Smith.

He is a 2001 graduate of Silver Bluff High School. He is employed by AGY.