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Milestones

  • He's five

    Kasen Lane Galyean celebrated his fifth birthday Jan. 7 with a Scooby Doo party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Jimmy and Cathy Jones, Dennis and Janie Cox and Nelson and Linda Galyean. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Turns one

    Conner Andrew Sutherland will turn one March 8. He will celebrate March 4 with family and friends. His parents are Jessica and Matthew Sutherland of Independence.

    Maternal grandparents are David and the late Connie Osborne of Fries. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Sutherland of Elk Creek and two uncles, Brandon and Shane Osborne, both of Fries.

  • Graham, Phipps to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Graham of Salisbury, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Christine Graham of Salisbury, to Devin Ray Phipps of Winston-Salem, N.C.

    The future groom is the son of Michael R. Phipps of Lansing, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brown of Jefferson, N.C. He is the grandson of Georgia Woods and the late Hardin Woods of Independence, and Edith Phipps and the late Thomas Ray Phipps of Independence.

  • Celebrate birthdays

    Rebekah Morgan celebrated her sixteenth birthday on Sept. 15, 2011. She had celebrations with friends and family at Rio Grande and also at Cabos in Hillsville. 

       She is the daughter of Donnie and Penny Morgan and sister to Elijah and Hannah Morgan of Hillsville.
       Bob Morgan celebrated his “16th” birthday on Feb. 29. He only gets to enjoy a “real” birthday every four years, as he was born in a leap year.

  • Turns three

    Isabella “Izzie” Jo Marshall turned three on Jan. 6. Her birthday was celebrated with a Spongebob Square-pants pool party at the Galax Rec Center. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall and big sister to Cassidy Marshall.

    Grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Great-grand-parents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • She's three

    Calynn King celebrated her third birthday Feb. 28 with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Josh King and Leighann Brinegar. Her grandparents are Marcie and Allen King.

  • Lewis, Gravley to marry

    Sam and Lisa Lewis of Pounding Mill announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian Blair Lewis, to Michael Gravley, son of Greg and Sharon Gravley of Austinville.

    Lewis is a 2004 graduate of Richlands High School. She graduated from Emory & Henry College with a bachelor’s degree in business and education, and received her master’s in business administration from Radford University. She is a business education teacher and coach at Galax High School.

  • Bedwell, Mann marry

    Tara Ashlee Bedwell of Fort Mill, S.C., and Caleb George Mann of Harrisburg, N.C., were married Nov. 5, 2011, at First Baptist Church in Fort Mill, S.C.
    The Rev. Jeffrey Bedwell and the Rev. John Cashwell officiated the 6 p.m. ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Jeffrey Bedwell of Fort Mill. She graduated in 2007 from York Technical School and is employed as a dental hygienist.

  • Turns three

    Riley Preston Mays celebrated his third birthday Feb. 8 with a “Sponge Bob” party attended by family and friends.

    His parents are Scott and Priscilla Mays of Galax. Maternal grandparents are Janie and Donnie Turner and Gordon Bowman. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Wanda Mays of Galax.

  • Hash to celebrate 100th birthday

    Lillian Hash of Independence will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house hosted by her family on Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Independence First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

    Friends and family are invited to attend and bring a card and stories to share. Your presence is your gift.