The Honorable and Mrs. Robert Lee Buchanan, Jr. of Aiken, S.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Bailey Buchanan, to Mr. John Keith Shafer, son of Dr. and Mrs. William Maurice Shafer of Snellville, Georgia. The wedding is planned for May 17, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church of Aiken.


The bride-elect is the maternal granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Bartram Robeson, Jr. of Greenwood, S.C. and a paternal granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Buchanan of Aiken.


She is a 2008 graduate of Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She received her Master of Psychology from the Citadel Graduate College with a Specialist in Education degree. She is employed by the Charleston County School District.


The groom-elect is the maternal grandson of Mr. and Mrs. John Walter “Jay” Greer of Aberdeen, N.C. and the paternal grandson of the late Col. and Mrs. Keith O. Shafer of San Antonio, Texas.


He is a 2004 graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and is employed by Horizon Forest Products.