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Milestones

  • Turns two

    Oliver Gray Smith celebrated his second birthday with an Elmo party in Bursa, Turkey. Oliver is the son of Daniel and Priscila Smith, formerly of Galax.

    He is the grandson of Danny and Andrea Smith of Galax, and Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso of Florianopolis, Brazil. He is the great grandson of Wilma Smith and the late Gene Smith and the late Gordon and Dell Farmer.

  • Celebrates birthday and anniversary

    Eldon Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated his 94th birthday April 22 with a party hosted by his sons and their families.

    Gardner and his wife, Iris, also celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

  • She's two

    Sophi JoyceAnn Carico celebrated her second birthday April 15. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Yulanda Carico.

    She has a big sister, Jaimee. Her grandparents are Kasena and Wayne Sutherland of Fries, Denny Carico of West Virginia and Wilburn and Ellen Bilbrey of Fries.

  • Hanks, Crouse marry

    Lorian E. Hanks and Joshua L. Crouse were united in Christian marriage April 7, 2012 at Great Hope Baptist Church, Woodlawn.
    Officiating was the Rev. Doug Fleming, cousin of the groom.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hanks of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Crouse of Galax.
    The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church fellowship hall. Carrie Roberts provided the wedding cake.
    The couple reside in Galax.

  • Howell, Spencer wed

    Crystal Danielle Howell and Jeremy Kenneth Spencer were united in marriage Oct. 1, 2011 at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church in Mouth of Wilson.
    Rev. Douglas Turnmire officiated.

    A reception followed at the “Halsey House” in Mouth of Wilson.
    Crystal is the daughter of Danny and Nancy Howell of Jefferson, N.C.
    Jeremy is the son of Kenneth “Pooch” and Peggy Spencer of Rugby.
    The couple reside in Jefferson, N.C.

  • Family plans summer weddings

    Nancy Dixon Hickam of Galax announces the engagement of her daughter, Phyllis Elizabeth “Liz” Hickam to Gregory James Milans.
    Milans is the son of Tom and Debby Milans of Rockville, Md.

    Hickam is the daughter of Jim Hickam Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.
    She is the granddaughter of the late Glenn and Pearl Dixon of Galax and the late Jim Jack and Elizabeth Hickam of Bristol, Tenn.

  • She's one

    Paisley Brooke Snider celebrated her first birthday Feb. 1 with a Princess party at Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall with family and friends.

    Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider. She has two older sisters, Palin and Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. She has an aunt, Holly Choate.

  • She's four

    Hayleigh Noelle Dolinger turned four on April 3. She celebrated with her family on April 1 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church in Fries.

    She is the daughter of Robbie and Monica Dolinger of Galax. Her big brother is Robbie Jr. Maternal grandparents are Mike and Sue Huffman of Fries. Paternal grandparents are Juanita and the late Ed Dolinger of Independence. Her special great-grandmother is Mildred Ring of Fries.

  • Harvey, Hanson marry

    Dr. David Harvey and Stephanie Harvey of Hillsville announce the marriage of their daughter, Sarah Booth Harvey, to Eric Mathew Hanson, son of Paul and Jean Hanson of Midlothian, Texas.

    Harvey is the granddaughter of Dr. Sidney and Shirley Harvey of Elk Creek, and Lathan and Carolyn Umphlett of Virginia Beach.
    The marriage was in Richmond on May 7, 2011, at the Valentine History Museum.
    Harvey, a graduate of Radford University, is pursuing a career as a State Farm Insurance agent.

  • Osborne, Phipps to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Randy Osborne of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Carlie Marie, to Austin Clay Phipps, son of Lane and Beth Phipps of Mouth of Wilson.
    Osborne and Phipps are 2006 graduates of Grayson County High School. 

    Osborne is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
    Phipps is a 2010 graduate of Radford University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in communication. He is employed with Commonwealth Laminating and Coating in Martinsville.