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Margaret Compton to Eric Yates

Dr. and Mrs. John Larry Compton of Monroeville, Alabama announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Alpha Compton, to Dr. Eric William Yates, son of Dr. and Mrs. Travis Wayne Yates of Oxford.

The couple will exchange vows at 6 p.m., June 17, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late James Emory Bush of Gosport, Alabama and the late Janice Dees Andress of Monroeville, Alabama, and the late John L. Compton of Greenwood and the late Ruth A. Barber of Greenwood.

She is a graduate of the University of the South where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and psychology. She received a Master of Science degree in biology from Auburn University before entering medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, from which she will graduate in May.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Mary Byrne Snyder and the late William James Snyder of Oscoda, Michigan and Ruth King of Kosciusko and the late Nolie Yates of Vaiden.

A graduate of the University of Mississippi where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, he entered medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and graduated in 2014.  He is currently a chief resident in emergency medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.