Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Gant announce the engagement and upcoming wedding of their daughter, Allison DeAnne Gant of Starkville, to James David Cope of London, England.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Bob and Ann Downs of Carrollton.
Miss Gant is a 2011 graduate of Carroll Academy and a recent graduate of Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in communications.
The prospective bridegroom is the son of Kenneth Cope and Caroline Cope of London, England.
Mr. Cope graduated high school in London. He is obtaining a Doctor of Philosophy degree in chemistry at Mississippi State University. He is also employed by Mississippi State University.
The couple will exchange vows on May 19.