Murdoch -- Deese

Charles Murdoch of Lakewood Ranch, Fla., and Rebecca Burk of Duluth announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Murdoch of Suwanee, to Eric Deese of Suwanee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Deese of Snellville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Alice Sewell of Union City, Ohio, the late Hubert Sewell, and the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Murdoch Jr. She is a graduate of Parkview High School and Auburn University and is employed with Gwinnett County Public Schools.

The future groom is the grandson of Mrs. Lemuel T. Downing Jr. of Phenix City, Ala., the late Mr. Lemuel T. Downing Jr., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Deese Sr. He is a graduate of Shiloh High School and Auburn University. He is employed with AGCO Corporation in Duluth.

The wedding is planned for Dec. 8 in Braselton.