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Milestones

  • He's one

    Briley McKinley Marshall turned one on Dec. 10. His birthday was celebrated with a turtle party with friends and family. He is the son of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    His big sisters are Izzie and Cassie Marshall. His grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. His great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • He's three

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned three on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a monster bouncy house party at his home. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence.

    He has two brothers, Braeden and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • She's 100

    Agnes Marie Lundy Cox of Independence turned 100 years old on Aug. 19. She celebrated with family and friends at the Flat Rock Community Building.

    She has two children: Harry Cox, and Anne Cox Collins and spouse Kendall Collins of San Francisco, Calif. She has three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren with one more on the way. She loves to get out on the farm, go for rides and do word searches. She thanked everyone for coming to her party and for the gifts and cards received.

  • She's four

    Madison Abigail Sluss turned four on Oct. 22. She celebrated on Oct. 25 at the Galax Recreation Department with a pool party with a “Frozen” theme, with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has two brothers, Brandon and Cayson Sluss. Her grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • Smiths celebrate 50th anniversary

    John Wayne and Plina Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
    She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Faye Cole, and he was the son of the late Montie and Sadie Smith.

    The couple were married Nov. 20, 1964, by the late Rev. John Hackler.
    They have two daughters, Patsy Louise Smith and the late Phyllis Angela Smith, and grandchildren Emily Grace and Adam Wayne Blevins.

  • She's 100

    Pauline Allison celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 20, 2014, with family and friends at a surprise party at Matthew’s Campground.

  • He's three

    Jaxson Preston Stockner turned 3 on Nov. 16.  He celebrated with a tractor party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of
    Seth and Ashley Stockner. 

    His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne.  Jaxson is the big brother to Jonas Stockner.

  • She's eight

    Madalyn Gregory turned age 8 on Oct. 11. She celebrated at her home with a Halloween costume party with friends and family.

    Madalyn is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney and big sister to Aurora Gregory of independence.

  • He's two

    Levi Dasher Bowers turned two Sept. 30. He celebrated Sept. 27 with a party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Travis and Heather Bowers of Galax.

    His grandparents are Janice and the late Clarence Bowers, Paula and Mike Trivett of Galax and Dallas Diamond of Barren Springs. Great-grandparents include Ada Lee and Elmer Williams, the late Paul Haga, Dorothy and Paul Diamond, Ruby and the late Raymond Bowers and the late Audrey and Oacus Sizemore.

  • Ashby, Brown to unite in marriage Oct. 18

    Mary Ashby and Terry Brown announced their wedding plans for this weekend.

    The wedding is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church.