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Milestones

  • Sawyers to turn one Monday

    Karma Marie Sawyers will turn one year old July 30.

  • Hortons celebrate anniversary

    Cecil and Judy Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 2.

    They have two children, Gary Grantand Michelle Ann Shaffner. Also, they have seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Tornow, Bays marry

    David and Susi Tornow of Galax announce the marriage of their daughter, Katherine Valler, to Dustin Gene Bays, son of Donnie and Nancy Bays of Weber City.

    The bride was graduated from North Carolina State University with a bachelor of arts degree and is pursuing a master’s degree in social work.
    She is employed as a mental health clinician at Blue Ridge Behavioral Healthcare.
    The groom received a bachelor of science degree from Emory & Henry College.
    He is employed as director of internal audit at the Bank of Botetourt.

  • He's four

    Joseph Coltin Mays celebrated his fourth birthday May 19. He is the son of Larry Mays of Galax and Dawn Newman of Woodlawn.

    His grandparents are Bobby and Wanda Mays of Galax and Dylas and Faye Newman. His sisters are Holly and Jessica and brothers are Jarrid, Jackson and Jameson.

  • Eversole, Jackson to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Eversole of Fort Chiswell announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Kaitlin, to Derrick Daniel Jackson, son of Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Jackson, of Fries.

    Eversole is a graduate of Roanoke College and is pursuing a master’s degree through Liberty University.
    She is the granddaughter of James and Norma Workman of Austinville and William and Earline Eversole of Fort Chiswell. She is the great-granddaughter of Willie Absher of Fort Chiswell.

  • Kirbys celebrate anniversary

    Wanda (Boyles) and Fred Kirby of Fries will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary today, June 29.
    They were married June 29, 1957, at Fries Pentecostal Holiness Church, the church they still attend. The late Rev. Charles Manuel, Sr., was officiating minister.
    They have two sons, Barry Kirby of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Tim Kirby of Fries.

  • Turns two

    Foster Dean Frazier turned two on May 14. He is the son of Josh and Tina Frazier of Fancy Gap.

  • Turns 80

    LoRee Blevins Smith celebrated 80th birthday May 8 at her home in the Snowhill Community with her family.

  • She's one

    Kelsey Lynn Jones celebrated her first birthday March 31 with family and friends. S

    he is the daughter of Jody and Debbie Jones of Hillsville and the sister of Casey Jones. Her grandparents are Harry and Brenda Jones of Fries and C.C. and Katie Dalton of Hillsville.

  • 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.