Mrs. Celia McGarity Cox of Birmingham announces the engagement of her daughter, Lauren Blakely McGarity, to Matthew Ryan Oberneder, son of Reverend and Mrs. Alexander Oberneder of Birmingham. Miss McGarity is the daughter of the late Mr. Marshall Edmund McGarity of Birmingham.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ms. Lenora Thaggard McGarity of Birmingham and the late Mr. Edmund Cody McGarity of Gadsden and the late Mr. and Mrs. RC Britt of Birmingham.
Miss McGarity is a 2005 graduate of Homewood High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of Montevallo, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority, the student chapter of ASID and a member of Sigma Alpha Pi Society of Leadership and Success. She is employed in Birmingham.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Vernon Naves of Athens, the late Mr. Karl Heinz Oberneder of Munich, Germany and the late Mrs. Margaret Aspacia Haywood of Kona, Hawaii.
Mr. Oberneder is a 2005 graduate of Homewood High School and a 2009 graduate of Birmingham-Southern College, where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.
He is employed in Birmingham.
The wedding is planned for Oct. 27, 2012.