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Milestones

  • Twins turn one

    Andrew Parker and Ava Rebecca Milgrim celebrated their first birthday on July 8.

    Their parents are Daren and Audra Milgrim.  Paternal grandparents are Delano and Louise Milgrim. Maternal grandparents are Calvin and Virginia Cox, all of Independence.

  • Youngs celebrate 70th anniversary

    Kenneth and Vera Young of Troutdale will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Oct. 6.

    They were married Oct. 6, 1944, in Bristol, Tenn. Kenneth is the son of the late Marshal and Ona Young, and Vera is the daughter of the late Charles and Olga Greer, all of the Barton’s Crossroads community near Troutdale.  
    Kenneth served five years in the Army Air Corps during World War II and achieved the rank of staff sergeant. The Youngs lived in Towson, Md., where they both worked for Black & Decker.

  • She's one

    Halley Leann Sutherland celebrated her first birthday Sept. 30, 2014, with an “Ariel” themed party with close family. Her parents are Matthew and Jessica Sutherland of Independence.

    She has a brother, Conner Sutherland. Her maternal grandparents are David Osborne of Fries and the late Connie Osborne. Her paternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Sutherland of Elk Creek. She has two uncles, Brandon and Shane Osborne, both of Fries.

  • Walls, Charapich unite in marriage

    Mark W. Charapich of Marion and Regenia L. Walls, formerly of Eagle Rock, were united in a double-ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Becky Wheeler on Oct. 4 at Grayson Highlands State Park in Mouth of Wilson.

    The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Joe Walls Jr., and her friends and family.
    She is the daughter of Rhonda R. Walls and the late Joseph G. Walls Sr. She is the granddaughter of Wilma R. Richardson and the late Dwight E. Richardson, and the late Chester and Mae Walls, all of Mouth of Wilson.

  • Jones, Poe engagement announced

    Randy and Belva Jones of Flat Ridge announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Noel Jones, to Eric Steven Poe.

    Poe is the son of Jimmy and Karen Poe of Bristol.
    A fall wedding is planned.
     

  • Neff, Carter to be married

    Thomas and Rene’ Neff of Woodlawn announced the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Makenzie, to Dustin Duane Carter.

    Carter is the son of Duane and Kay Carter of Dugspur.
    A fall wedding is being planned.

  • Celebrates birthdays

    Jack and Wanda Devine celebrated their 88th birthdays Aug. 18 and Sept. 21 with family and friends at Hungry Mother State Park and breakfast at Shatley Springs.

    The celebration was given by daughters Sandy Cox, Jerry and Bobbie Fridley; and son Jacky and Alice Devine. They have seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

  • Jones, Poe announce engagement

    Randy and Belva Jones of Flat Ridge announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Noel Jones, to Eric Steven Poe.

    Poe is the son of Jimmy and Karen Poe of Bristol.
    A fall wedding is planned.

  • He's two

    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his second birthday on Aug. 8 with a cookout at his house with family. His parents are Jason Spurlin and Jill Cockerham of Galax.

    His maternal grandparents are Danny and Carolyn Cockerham of Galax. His paternal grandparents are Mike and Anita Spurlin of Galax. His maternal great-grandparents are Rubye Cockerham and Louise Diamond, both of Galax.

  • She's five

    Palin Leanne Snider celebrated her fifth birthday Aug. 11 with a Bubble Guppies party at home with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has a younger sister, Paisley Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and the late Frieda Deskins. Her aunt is Holly Choate.