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Milestones

  • He's one

    Ethan Surbaugh celebrated his first birthday in Hickory, N.C., with his parents and friends. His parents are Chris and Amy Surbaugh.

    His grandparents are Victor and Pam Cox. His great-grandparents are Reuben and Estelle Hawks and Eugene and Doris Martin.

  • Hensdells celebrate anniversary

    Wayne and Ila Mae Hensdell celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary June 23.

    A celebration with nearly 60 family and friends was held at Waddell Nursing and Rehab Center.
    They were married June 28, 1942 in Independence.

  • She's four

    Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her fourth birthday Aug. 25. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Her maternal grandparents are James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C., and Brenda Carter of Cana. She has two aunts, Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter.

  • Quesenberry, Viers to marry

    Don and Cheryl Quesenberry of Hillsville along with Josh and Dreama Viers of Abingdon announce the engagement of their children, Brandon Quesenberry and Nicole Viers.
    Quesenberry is the grandson of Clyde and Faye Lineberry of Hillsville and Darlen and the late Ernest Quesenberry of Sylvatus.

    He is a 2002 graduate of Carroll County High School. He completed entry-level law enforcement academy in 2010 and is a police officer for the Hillsville Police Department.

  • Gravely, Hauslohner to wed

    Austin David Hauslohner and Shannon Michelle Gravely of Galax announced their engagement and forthcoming marriage.

    Gravely is the daughter of Kern McCoy Gravely Jr. and the late Kathy Ann Gravely of Galax. She is a 2005 graduate of Galax High School and is employed as floral manager at Food City in Galax.

  • Barkers celebrate 50 years

    Edward and Phyllis Barker celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 18.

    A celebration brunch was held at 104 Main in Galax with children, grandchildren and siblings.  
    The Barkers moved to Galax in 1967, where Ed worked as a pharmacist for People’s Drug Store.
    They have 4 children, 12 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

  • Worrells celebrate 50th anniversary

    Charles and Wilma Worrell of Woodlawn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 14.

    They have one son and daughter-in-law — Charles David and Carol Jean Worrell of Woodlawn.

  • Celebrates 50th anniversary

    Roby Ellis Edwards and Loretta Edwards celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30, 2012.

  • Turns two

    Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her second birthday July 2 with a party at McDonald’s. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy of Woodlawn. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn, and Charles Liddle of Galax. Paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana, and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • She's one

    Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned 1 on July 23. Her birthday was celebrated with a butterfly cookout at the river. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall. Grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. 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.