Mr. and Mrs. Walter William Bates of Birmingham announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Casey Bates, to Sam Nance Farlow Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Nance Farlow of Birmingham.
Miss Bates is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and a cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia, where she received a bachelor’s degree in marketing and was a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. She received a master’s degree in marketing from the University of Alabama. She was presented at the Beaux Arts Krewe Ball, Heritage Ball and Redstone Ball. Miss Bates is the marketing and public relations manager of Diamonds Direct.
The prospective groom is the grandson of the late Mrs. Doris Richardson Steiner and the late Mr. Rebel Roy Steiner Sr. and the late Mr. and Mrs. Carl Pearson Farlow Jr., all of Birmingham.
Mr. Farlow is a graduate of Mountain Brook High School and the University of Alabama, where he received a bachelor’s degree in finance. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Mr. Farlow is employed in fixed income at Sterne Agee.
The wedding is planned for Jan. 31 at Mountain Brook Baptist Church.