Eddie and Leah Shepherd of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Lea Shepherd, to Justin Michael Royal, son of Jamie Owings of North Wilkesboro and Michael Royal of Wilkesboro.
The bride-elect is a of West Wilkes High School and a graduate of Appalachian State University, with a bachelor of science degree in nursing. She is employed by Wake Forest Baptist Health Brenner’s Children’s Hospital.
The prospective groom is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a self-employed contractor.
A Sept. 23, 2017 wedding is planned at Absolutely Country, Siloam.