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Milestones

  • Hines, Poole announce engagement

    Jimmy Poole and Shirley Hines announced their engagement on March 12.
    Poole is the son of Buddy and Brenda Poole of Ennice, N.C.

    Hines is the daughter of Bobby and Debra Gibson of Galax, and Bobby Miller of Lexington, N.C.
    A wedding date will be announced.

  • Rodgers, Hartung marry

    Wendy Rodgers and Lawrence Hartung of Independence were married April 5, 2011 in Arch Cape, Oreg.
    “We are thrilled to announce that we are now husband and wife,” the couple said.

    The intimate ceremony was “fabulous,” they said. “We couldn’t be more excited to continue our lives together.”

  • He's one

    Oliver Gray Smith and his parents, Daniel and Priscila Smith, celebrated his first birthday in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, with his maternal grandparents, Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso.

    Oliver’s paternal grandparents are Danny and Andrea Smith, of Galax. Oliver and his parents live in Central Asia.

  • Sutherland, Layton united in marriage

    Derek Charles Sutherland and Elizabeth Ann Layton were united in marriage May 15, 2010 at Mount Zion United Methodist Church in Comers Rock.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Jason Phipps, friend of the groom.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents, Jeff and Bobbie Layton of Lancaster, Pa.
    She is the granddaughter of the late William and Dorothy Poole and Peggy Layton and the late Edward Layton of Pennsylvania.

  • Mayhew, Irvin marry

    GARNER, N.C. — Abigail Lauren Mayhew and Stephen Brooks Irvin, both of Raleigh, N.C., were married at 5 p.m. April 30 at the Rand-Bryan House in Garner. The Rev. Paul Couch officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Janet Mitchell of Phoenix, Ariz., and Michael Mayhew of Palmyra, Va.
    Her maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jim Turner of Greensboro. Her paternal grandparents are the late Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Mayhew.

  • Bailey, Burris marry

    Chase Allen Burris and Courtney Marie Bailey were united in marriage March 19 at Jerusalem Church in Elk Creek.
    The Rev. Pete J. Dunker officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

    Burris is the son of Rick Burris and Leisa Unrue, both from Fries.
    Bailey is the daughter of Ron and Cindy Bailey of Baywood.
    The couple lives in Carroll County.

  • Morrison, Thompson to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy A. Morrison of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Joy, to Charles Thompson.
    Her grandparents are the late Harry and Maxine Green of Galax and the late A.J. and Mercedes Morrison of Freeport, Fla.

    Thompson was raised by his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Baker of Magma, Utah.
    Morrison is a theatre major at Utah Valley University and is employed at Dialogue Marketing.
    Thompson is an education major at Utah Valley University and is a self-employed computer technician.

  • Gauldin, Phipps to marry

    Rick and Carla Gauldin of Sparta, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Michelle Gauldin, to Dustin Lane Phipps, son of Lane and Beth Phipps of Mouth of Wilson.
    Gauldin is a 2006 graduate of Alleghany High School and a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, where she earned a bachelor of arts degree in elementary education and a minor in communications.

    Phipps is a 2006 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech where he earned a bachelor of science degree in dairy science.

  • Turns one

    Dakota Lee Walls celebrated his first birthday at his home with family and friends on Jan. 30. He is the son of Eddie and Kristin Walls.

    His grandparents are Lynn and Scarlett Fender and Linda Walls.

  • Turns two

    Riley Grace Anders celebrated her second birthday with a Chuggington party at Rockin Robins Daycare with family and friends. Her parents are Tiffany Jones of Elk Creek and Justin Anders of Rugby.

    Her grandparents are Jimmy and Michele Jones of Independence and John and Leona Anders of Rugby. Her great-grandmother is Virginia Ruth Sutherland of Fries.