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Milestones

  • McGowan, Butler to wed

    Michael and Betty Butler announced the engagement of their son, James Michael, to Hannah Elaine McGowan of Johnson City, Tenn.  
    McGowan is the daughter of Jim and Kathryn McGowan. 

    She is the granddaughter of the late George and Gladys Copp and the late Albert McGowan and the late Freida McGowan Martin.
    She is a graduate of Greeneville High School and East Tennessee State University.
    Butler is the grandson of J.D. and Jackie Butler and Alma Wooten and the late Carl Wooten. He is a graduate of Grayson County High School.

  • Dolingers to celebrate anniversary

    Wilton and Delores Dolinger will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a reception Aug. 18 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the VFW building, Klondike Road, Independence.

    They have two children, Wilton Curtis Dolinger of Marion and Jennifer Dolinger Snow of Independence.
    They have two grandchildren, Wilton Curtis Dolinger III, of Arlington, Va., and Heather R. Dolinger of Fredricksburg, Va.
    The couple requests no gifts.

  • Turns 90

    Iris Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated her 90th birthday with two parties on July 20.

    First, a breakfast at Shoney’s and again at 4 p.m. at Gladesboro Church. The parties were hosted by her children, grandchildren and her siblings. She was born on July 12.

  • He's two

    Wyatt Hash celebrated his second birthday Aug. 6. He is the son of Eric and Karen Hash.

    His grandparents are Larry and Becky Elliott and Milton and Barbara Hicks.

  • Deary, Osborne to marry

    Morgan Deary and William “Billy” Osborne announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Deary is the daughter of Tony and Robin Deary of Pennington Gap.

    Osborne is the son of Myra Jean Osborne and the late Mack Osborne of Mouth of Wilson.
    A wedding is planned for Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. at Natural Tunnel State Park, with reception to follow at Cove Ridge Center.

  • Taylor, MacInnis to marry

    Ronnie and Karen Taylor of Fries announce the engagement of their daughter, April Nicole Taylor, to Ian David MacInnis, son of Brian and Kim MacInnis of Christiansburg.

    Taylor is a graduate of Radford University and is employed by Brown, Edwards & Co. CPAs.
    MacInnis is a graduate of Radford University and is employed at the NRV Regional Jail.
    A December wedding is planned.  

  • McGradys celebrate wedding anniversary

    Vesta and Herbert McGrady celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 6 with family and friends at a luncheon hosted by their children at the HaleW-ilkinson‑Carter Home.

    Vesta McGrady is a retired licensed practical nurse. Herbert McGrady is a retired long‑haul truck driver.
    They attend Round Knob Baptist Church.
    They have two daughters, Carolyn Frost and Gail McGrady; three granddaughters, Brooks Edwards, Bobbie Jo Watson and Christy Wheatley; and four greatgrandchildren, Peyton, Emily and Clay Edwards and Luke Watson.

  • Smiths celebrate 50th anniversary

    Kyle (Snake) and Phyllis Robinson Smith celebrated their 50th anniversary July 5.

    They have one son, Kyle Dean, and fiancée, Mandy Johnson.

  • Waddells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Everett and Betty Jo Waddell of King, N.C., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 29 with a dinner at Cody Creek Restaurant in Dobson, N.C.

    The couple’s son and his wife are Sam and Vonna Waddell of Winston-Salem, N.C.
    Their grandson and his wife are Matthew and Jen Waddell and their granddaughters are Emily and Bethany Waddell. Their great-grandson is Caden Waddell and their step great-grandsons are Jackson and Charlie Laucher.
    Everett Waddell retired from Krispy Kreme and Betty Jo is a homemaker.

  • She's two

    Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned age 2 on July 23. Her birthday was celebrated with a cookout at the river. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    She is the little sister of Isabella Marshall. Grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her 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.