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Milestones

  • Celebrate anniversary

    Pierce and Hattie Collins celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary Oct. 9 with family at Claytor Lake.

  • Perry, Bare marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bare and Holley Bare, sister of the groom, announce that Jonathon Russell Bare from Galax and Nicole Ann Perry from Sparta, N.C., were married Sept. 3.
    They reside in Galax.

  • Pilkins, Keane marry

    Shauna Pilkins and Jim Keane were joined in marriage Sept. 17, 2011, at the Kyle House in Fincastle.
    The ceremony was officiated by Dr. Iain S. Maclean of Fincastle.

  • Sumners celebrate 50th anniversary

    Carroll and Shirley Sumner of Galax celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29 with a reception at Calvary Church of Christ.

    They have two children, Wayne Sumner and wife Cindy of Rappahannock and Lisa Cox and Husband Sid of Galax. They have three grandchildren, Jared Cox, Courtney Cox and Ethan Sumner.

  • Sanderses marry

    Jeff and Brooke Sanders exchanged nuptials at the Highlands Dragon Ridge Country Club in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve 2010.

    The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather, and wore an ivory mermaid-cut Kenneth Poole gown with hand-embroidered tulle covered in Swarovski crystals with a cathedral length veil. Her bouquet was made of fresh black magic roses, purple vanda orchids and white calla lilies.
    The groom wore an ivory Mario tuxedo.
    Pastor Frank Nevarez of Cottonwood, Ariz., officiated. A quartet performed during the ceremony.

  • Hodge, Roberts marry

    Megan Faith Hodge and William Patrick Roberts were joined in marriage at Carsonville Full Gospel Church in Grayson County on July 16, 2011. Pastor Roy Junior Bentley officiated.
    A reception followed at the New River Wildlife Club.

    The bride is the daughter of Roy and the late Shirley Hodge of Galax. Her grandmother is Marie Newman of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Allen and Pam Roberts of Grayson County and the late Michelle Roberts.

  • Burton-Hanks marry

    Melissa Lenee Burton of Pasadena, Calif., and Thomas Lane Hanks of Baywood were united in marriage on Aug. 28, 2011, at 7:15 p.m. at Sunset Gardens in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The bride is the daughter of John and Kendall Trazzo of Las Vegas.

    The groom is the son of Blake Hanks of Baywood and Aletta Hanks of Baywood. His grandparents are Billy and Bev Hanks of Baywood, Tom and Rena Galyean of Galax and Jean Harvey of Galax.

  • Halseys celebrate anniversary

    Loye and Wylda Halsey celebrated 65 years of marriage Sept. 7.

    They were married in Independence in the parking lot of The Methodist Church by Preacher Carly McKnight.
    They were sitting in a jeep and the preacher stood by the jeep.

  • Turns one

    Spencer Brian Isom celebrated his first birthday Aug. 2. He is the son of Chris and Angela Isom of Independence and he has a sister, Shelby.

    He is the grandson of Charles and Glenda Ward of Independence and Harold and Barbara Isom of Galax. He is the great-grandson of Clarice Ward, also of Independence. He celebrated his birthday with a Baby-Farm animal themed party with family and friends.

  • She's seven

    Amanda Grace Huff celebrated her seventh birthday on July 20 with family and friends. She is the daughter of Lance and Susanne Huff of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Her grandparents are Jack and Shelby Huff of Galax and Patsy and the late Paul Weeks of Fairlawn. She has a younger sister, Sydney.