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Milestones

  • Williams, Carter to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Dana Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Williams, to Chad Carter, son of Frank and Kathleen Carter.

    A September wedding is planned.

  • Hawkses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Clifford and Bonnie Hawks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 22 with their 12 children, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Clifford Hawks owned and operated Hawks Produce in Sparta, N.C., and Elkin, N.C., for 42 years. Bonnie Hawks is a housewife.

  • Brewer, Smith marry

    FRIES — Cory Shane Smith and Elena Carol Brewer were united in marriage July 31 at Grace Baptist Church in Fries.
    Pastor Ben Haga performed the double ring ceremony.

    The bride was escorted by her brother, Jamie Brewer, and given in marriage by her parents and brother.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Glenda Forester of Galax, and the late James “Jimmy” Brewer.
    The groom’s parents are Charles and Sue Smith of Fries.

  • He's six

    Ryder Cole Rose celebrated his sixth birthday July 3, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    He has a three sisters, Samantha, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. He also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.

  • She's three

    Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her third birthday June 24, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    She has a big brother, Ryder and two sisters, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. She also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.

  • Osborne, Roberts to marry

    Jessica (Jessie) Osborne and Tracy (Spike) Roberts have announced their engagement.
    She is the daughter of Lisa Osborne and the late Harley Osborne of Morganton, N.C.

    He is the son of Janet and Truman Roberts of Elk Creek.
    A wedding date will be announced later.

  • Eastridge, Hudson to wed

    Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Eastridge announce the engagement of their son, Travis Blake Eastridge, to Lyndsey Faith Hudson.
    Hudson is the daughter of Richard and Diane Strock of Bland.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Rocky Gap High School and a 2009 graduate of Wytheville Community College.
    Eastridge is a 2004 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2007 graduate of Wytheville Community College.
    An October wedding is planned.

  • Youngs celebrate anniversary

    Bob and Barbara Young of Volney recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    The couple married May 26, 1961.

  • Turns two

    Braeden Hunter Ward turned 2 years old on June 26. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse clubhouse party at the Grayson Recreation Park.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. His grandparents are Harry Cox and Bo and Susan Moxley. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Bryant and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Liddles celebrate 50th anniversary

    Dale and Margaret Liddle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 21, 2011.
    Their two children are Mark and Elizabeth Liddle and Jealynn and Mike Coleman.

    They have four grandchildren: Bethany Liddle, Ethan Liddle, Kemper Coleman and Daniel Coleman.
    The Liddles celebrated with a family meal at Pirate’s Landing in Elkin, N.C., a stay at the Greenbrier in West Virginia and a bicycling trip in Greenville, S.C., on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.