Myra Lynnette Tate of Cana, Va., and Samuel Paul Shepard of Ellerbe announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of Bobby and Betty Tate of Cana, Va. She is employed with Pepsico of Winston-Salem.
The bridegroom-elect is the son of Jeff and Joyce Shepard of Ellerbe and Grace Thompson of Mt. Gilead. He is employed with Southland Transportation.