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Milestones

  • Shaffner, Mays to marry

    Holly Nicole Mays and Geoffrey Scott Shaffner and their their families announced the couple’s engagement.

    Mays is the daughter of Larry Mays and Dana Woodel of Galax. Shaffner is the son of Steve and Janie Shaffner of Fries.
    A June wedding is planned.

  • He's seven

    Kasen Galyean celebrated his seventh birthday Jan. 9, 2014 with a day at Chuck E. Cheese’s and a birthday party at his home with family. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great -grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galvean and Naomi Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Arehart, Edmonds to marry

    Lindsey Brooke Arehart and Joshua Preston Edmonds, along with their parents, announce their engagement.
    Arehart is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Pendergrast of Dublin and Tony Arehart of Pulaski.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She received a bachelor of science in 2009 and master of science in 2011, both from Radford University. She is a guidance counselor for Carroll County Public Schools.
    Edmonds is the son of Wayne and Linda Edmonds of Hillsville.

  • Monroe, Bowman to marry

    Bryan Bowman and Meghan Monroe will be married at 7 p.m. June 14 at Tanbark Acres in Cana.
    Bryan Bowman is from Ararat and is the son of Wade and Doris Bowman.

    Meghan Monroe is from Cana and is the daughter of Michael Monroe and Carole Everhart.

  • Nelson, Rippey to be married

    Harold and Judy Nelson of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to William Matthew Rippey, son of Tommy Rippey and Janie Morris of Cana.

    Nelson is a 2005 graduate of Galax High School.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, where she received an associate in applied science degree of veterinary technology.
    She is employed at Galax Veterinary Clinic.
    Rippey is a 2003 graduate of Carroll County High School.
    He is employed at Wal-Mart in Galax.

  • Sapp, Cole marry

    Mary Sharlene Sapp and Jeffrey Lee Cole of Fries were united in marriage Jan. 18, 2014, by the Rev. John Williams and the Rev. Bene Haga at Fries Baptist Church.
    The bride is the daughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    The bridegroom is the son of Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. He is the grandson of Lillian Hash.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and children.
    Maid of honor was Amber Tate, daughter of the bride and groom.

  • Just, Clemmons marry

    Sam Clemons of Galax and Judit Just of Barcelona, Spain, were married on June 28, 2013.
    The wedding was held at Mas di Silenci in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains near Barcelona.

    The best man was Enrique Barro and the maid of honor was Adriana Male’.
    Sam is a graduate of Galax High School and George Mason University.
    Judit Just (Juju) is an artist in residence and has an online store through etsy.
    The couple resides in Asheville, N.C.

  • Turns four

    Dakota Lee Walls celebrated his fourth birthday on Jan. 25.

    He had celebrations with friends and family including his favorite at Chuck E Cheese and Red Lobster. He is the son of Eddie and Kristin Walls.

  • Turns two

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his second birthday with his family and friends at Snow Hill Baptist Church fellowship hall with a Mickey Mouse theme party. His parents are Brittany Farmer and Billy Spencer.

    Grandparents are Bill Spencer and the late Linda Spencer and John and Jennifer Farmer. His great-grandparents are Edward Farmer and the late Iva Farmer and Howard and Zollie Easter. He has a great-great-grandmother, Open Robinson and a special uncle, John W. Farmer.

  • Greear, Kegley engagement announced

    Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson Greear of Mouth of Wilson announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Leann, to William Calder Kegley.
    Kegley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Andrew Kegley Jr., of Wytheville.