Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edmund Rutledge III of Charlotte, N.C., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Dewes Rutledge, to Thomas Reagan Nelson Jr., son of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Reagan Nelson of Birmingham.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Archibald Livingston Jr. of Birmingham and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Edmund Rutledge Jr. of Dunnellon, Fla.
Miss Rutledge is a graduate of St. Catherine’s School and Duke University. She received a master’s degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University and is director of Genetic Counseling Services at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Millard Lamar Williamson and Mrs. Joan Jacoby Williamson and the late Mr. and Mrs. George Augustus Nelson Jr., all of Birmingham.
Mr. Nelson is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a summa cum laude graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, where he earned bachelor’s degrees in economics and history. He is senior director of development at Surgical Care Affiliates in Birmingham.
The wedding is planned for May 5.