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Milestones

  • He's three

    Matthew Baker celebrated his third birthday June 19, 2017, with family and friends. He is the son of Seth and Larissa Baker.

    His grandparents are Donny and Becky Haynes, Donnie and Kathy Baker and Kathy Halsey. His great-grandparents are James and Pattie Bolt, Betty Haynes, Bob and Alice Baker and Vivian Wilson. Special friends are David and Kim Stamper.

  • He's one

    Grayson Bo Ward turned one year old on June 7. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence.

    He celebrated with a pool party. Grayson has three older brothers, Braeden, Levi and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Bowmans to celebrate anniversary

    Guy and June Bowman have lived in the Woodlawn area since marriage and have three children, Sue, Libby and Tommy; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

  • Brothers celebrate birthdays

    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his fifth birthday on Aug. 8, 2017, and his brother Luke Ryan Spurlin celebrated his third birthday on Aug. 29, 2017.

    They are the sons of Jason Spurlin and Jill Cockerham. Their grandparents are Mike and Anita Spurlin of Baywood and Danny and Carolyn Cockerham of Galax. Great-grandparents are Louise Diamond and Rubye Cockerham, both of Galax.

  • Davises to celebrate 50th anniversary Sept 3

    The children of James and Jeanie Davis request the attendance of family and friends on Sept. 3 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Independence First United Methodist Church to honor and celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married on Sept. 1, 1967. The couple requests no gifts. Information: 233-9796.

  • She's six

    Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned 6 on July 23. Her birthday was celebrated with a Peppa Pig party. She is the daughter of Chrissy Marshall and the late Joseph Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall and her little brother is Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy Bell and the late Kim Bell, and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. Bell and the late Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Ayers, Riffey exchange vows

    Nick Riffey and Jessica Ayers were married June 6, 2017, at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Riffey is the son of Robert Riffey of Hillsville and Pam Nale of Galax. His grandparents are Jeanne and Buford Edwards and the late Elbert Riffey and the late Lora Jean Schuyler and the late Billy Schuyler.
    Ayers is the daughter of Daniel and Shirley Hiatt of Cana.
    The couple resides in Cana.

  • She's one

    Pari Elise Snider celebrated her first birthday April 19 with a Minnie Mouse party with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has three older sisters: Blair, Palin and Paisley. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur, Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • Turns 101

    Opal Virginia McPeak Goad of Woodlawn had her 101st birthday June 2. She celebrated with her family at 13 Bones on June 3.

    She is the wife of the late Ernest Goad. She has three children, Janice Vass, Joyce Cagle and Elmon Goad; five grandchildren, Aaron Vass, Stephen and Joel Cagle, Vanessa Bottomley and Gerald Goad. Also, seven great-grandchildren: Arianna Slate, Alyssa Vass, Owen and Emmett Cagle, Logan and Seth Bottomley and William Goad due to arrive Sept. 3. She has one great-great-grandson, Samuel Slate.

  • She's five

    Aurora Sky Gregory turned 5 on April 4. She celebrated at home with a Shopkins birthday party with her family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney Gregory and sister to Madalyn and Parker of Independence. Her grandparents are Eddie and Brenda Ward of Independence and John and Frances Pierce of Fries.