Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Rhoden of Aiken, South Carolina, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Leslie Rhoden of Aiken, SC, to John Michael Whitehead, Jr. of Augusta, GA, son of Ms. Dianne Kearns of Augusta, GA and the late John Michael Whitehead, Sr. of Fredericksburg, MD.

The wedding is planned for June 21, 2014 at St. Johnís United Methodist Church in Aiken, SC.

The bride-elect is a maternal granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. (Idella) Bodie of Aiken, SC. She is a paternal granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. (Helen) Rhoden of Aiken, SC.

Ms. Rhoden is a graduate of Aiken High School. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina-Honors College with a degree in Chemical Engineering and a graduate of the University of South Carolinaís Darla Moore School of Business with a Masters in Business Administration. She is employed by SRNS at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, SC.

The bridegroom-elect is a maternal grandson of Mrs. Betty W. Karvois of Augusta, GA and the late Warren L. Hamilton, Sr. of Augusta, GA. He is a paternal grandson of Mr. D. B. Whitehead of Keystone Heights, FL and the late Katherine Whitehead of Jacksonville, FL.

Mr. Whitehead is a graduate of Westside High School. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia at Athens with a degree in Business. He is employed by AT&T in Augusta, GA.