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Milestones

  • Sotile, Hancock to marry

    Concetta Nicole Sotile and Joshua Lee Hancock announced their engagement and upcoming June 16 wedding at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church.
    Sotile is a 2009 graduate of Carroll County High School. She attended Wytheville Community College and plans to start at Bluefield College this fall.

    She is the daughter of Debra Dalton of Hillsville and Greg Sotile of Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Hancock is a 2007 graduate of New Life Christian Academy and 2012 graduate of Wytheville Community College.

  • Jones, Sult engagement announced

    Mike and Shirley Jones of Rural Retreat announce the engagement of their daughter Jessica Lauren to Robert Noah Sult, the son of Larry and Susan Sult of Fort Chiswell.

    A September wedding is planned at West Wind Farm.

  • Devines celebrate 65th anniversary

    John (Jack) F. Devine and Wanda celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary March 31 with family and friends at Hillcrest Baptist Church fellowship hall.

    The event was given by their children: daughters, Sandy Cox of Galax and Barbara (Bobbie) and Jerry Fridley of Galax; and son, Jack and Alice Devine of Independence.
    They have seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
    They thanked all who helped celebrate and who sent cards.

  • Holderfield, Edmonds to be married

    Jeff and Patti Holderfield of Galax, along with Mike and Becky Edmonds of Dugspur, announced the engagement of Laura Holderfield and Ray Edmonds.

    Holderfield is a 2008 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2011 graduate of Virginia Tech with a degree in marketing management.
    She is employed at Samaritan’s Purse International Relief in Boone, N.C., as a marketing metrics analyst. 
    Holderfield is the granddaughter of Joe and Mary Alice Holderfield of Galax, and Tom and Dee Lineberry of Pipers Gap.

  • Patton, Hill to marry

    Gary and Kathy Patton of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, LeShanna Corinne Patton, to Michael Tyler Hill, son of Ricky and Anna Hill of Galax.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Roy B. Lineberry and the late Dorothy Poe Lineberry of Galax. Her paternal grandparents include the late Irving Patton and the late Pauline Norman Patton of Galax.
    The bride-elect graduated from Galax High School. She earned a cosmetology diploma from Surry Community College and is employed at A New You Salon and Spa.

  • She's six

    Deaira MaKenlie Jones celebrated her sixth birthday Feb. 15 with a skating party at Galax Rollerland with family and friends. She is the daughter of Kevin and Lorie Jones of Galax.

    Her sisters are Dezirae Burnette of Havelock, N.C., and Destiny Jones of the home. Her maternal grandparents are Larry and Ann Bobbitt of Independence. Paternal grandparents are Fred and Iona Adams of Galax and the late Ralph Jones of Galax. She graduated kindergarten May 14 from Oakland Elementary.

  • Lawson, Viars marry

    Janisa Lawson and Landon Viars were joined in marriage May 5 in a small family ceremony.
    Lawson is the daughter of James and Suzi Lawson of Galax.

    Viars is the son of Lyn and Robin Shupe of Fries and Hensel and Kathy Viars of Ivanhoe.

  • She's two

    Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her second birthday March 28 with a fire truck party at the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department picnic area with family and friends.

  • Turns eight

    Jaelyn McKenski Bell turned eight on Feb. 24. She celebrated with a cow themed party.

    She is the daughter of Brent Bell and Amanda Helton. She is the granddaughter of Randy and Kim Bell, Gary Elliott and Judy Elliott. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell and Billie Johnson.

  • She's one

    Havengrace Sumner turned one on May 15. Her parents are Chris and Lisa Sumner of Galax.

    Grandparents are Tommy and Carol Sumner, Johnny and Linda Dixon, and Terri Rittwage.