Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wellesley Oliver of Germantown, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah White Oliver, to James Alexander McFarland, son of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm Keith Miller and Mr. and Mrs. James Carlton McFarland, all of Vestavia Hills.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. Donald Williams and the late Georgia Williams of Memphis, Tenn., and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Tucker Oliver of Proctor, Ark.
Miss Oliver is a 2009 graduate of Briarcrest Christian School in Germantown and a 2013 summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting. She was a member of Phi Kappa Phi honor society, a Young Life leader and a member of Chi Omega sorority. Miss Oliver is employed with BBVA Compass Bank.
The prospective groom is the grandson of Mrs. Rhonda Cook and the late Mr. Carlton Ralph Cook of Vestavia Hills and Mr. and Mrs. James Edward McFarland of Columbiana. He is the great-grandson of Mrs. Bobbie Tidwell Handy and the late Mr. Virgil C. Handy of Columbiana.
Mr. McFarland is a 2008 graduate of Vestavia Hills High School and a summa cum laude graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences. He was a member of Mortar Board, Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa honor societies and a member of Phi Gamma Delta social fraternity. Mr. McFarland is a second-year medical student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and also serves as a non-active second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
The wedding is planned for June 28.