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Milestones

  • 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.

  • He's eight

    Darian Vincent Meachum celebrated his eighth birthday Jan. 12 with a party at home with his family.

    He is the son of Amy Slate of Galax and John Meachum of Md. Paternal grandfather is Joe Meachum of Comers Rock. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Lois Slate of Galax.

  • Anderson, Tate marry

    Amber Michelle Anderson of Fries and James Graham Tate of Max Meadows were united in marriage June 28, 2013, by the Rev. Tony Funk at Fries Baptist Church in Fries.
    The bride is the daughter of Jeff Cole and Sharlene Sapp of Fries. She is the granddaughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson and Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. She is the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    She graduated from Grayson County High School. She works at McDonald’s.

  • She's five

    Isabella “Izzie” Jo Marshall turned five on Jan. 6. Her birthday was celebrated with a princess bowling party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    She is the big sister to Cassidy and Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Sapp, Cole engagement announced

    Junior and Darlene Anderson of Fries announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Sharlene Sapp to Jeffrey Lee Cole, son of Pauline Cole of Galax and the late Bobby Cole.

    A Jan. 18, 2014, wedding is planned at 1 p.m. at Fries Baptist Church in Fries.