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Milestones

  • 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.

  • He's three

    Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his third birthday Dec. 10 with a Toy Story party at Pizza Hut with his family.

    He is the son of Jason and Alison Blevins of Galax. His grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • To be one

    Eli Edward Harrison celebrates his first birthday Feb. 24 with his mother, Ami Botello and father Claude Harrison.

    Also with his sister, Aaliyan Locklear; nana, Dana Gail Harrison; uncles, Steven and Wesley; aunts, Jennifer Reeves, Megan Crystal Gravely and Taylor McBride.

  • Turns two

    Dakota celebrated his second birthday Jan. 25 with family and friends.

    His parents are Eddie and Kristin Walls. His grandparents are Lynn Fender, Scarlett Fender and Linda Walls.

  • Brannock, Davis to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis of Galax, Vanada Sue Brannock of Hillsville and Timmy Brannock of Cana announce the engagement of their children, Douglas Wayne Davis and Angel Lynn Brannock.

    Davis works at American Mirror and Brannock is a full-time student at Wytheville Community College.
    A June 2012 wedding is planned.

  • Corrells celebrate anniversary

    Betty Jane Wigfall and Bob Correll met at the YMCA in Carbondale, Pa., in 1942.
    It was true love that lasted through the separation of World Ware II. Betty wrote to Bob every day he was overseas with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific.
    They married Jan. 14, 1946 and lived and worked in Wilmington, Dela., from 1953 to 1983. They retired to the Cox Chapel community in Grayson County.

    They have two children, Jerry Correll of Elk Creek and Ginger Correll of Huddleston and Galax.