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Milestones

  • Turns one

    Jeremiah Levi Foster will turn one year old Jan. 12. He is the son of P.J. Foster and Jessica Baldwin of Fries.

    His grandparents are Dewey Baldwin and Sheron Hash of Fries, Tina Foster of Elkton, Md., and Peter Foster Sr. of Dunn, N.C. His great-grandmothers are Eileen Carr of Elkton, Md., and Addie Baldwin of Galax, formerly of Elk Creek. Foster and his family will celebrate with a Winnie the Pooh party at their home.

  • He's two

    James Breece Roten (J.B.) celebrated his second birthday Oct. 12 at his home on Coal Creek with family and friends. He is the son of Mike and Kristy Roten of Galax.

    His grandparents are Breece and Carol Roten of Galax and Tom and Gloria Anderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Great-grandmothers are Opal Robinson of Galax and Patricia Lamantia of Apache Junction, Ariz.

  • Turns one

    Westin Michael Johnson of Galax celebrated his first birthday Dec. 5 with a Mickey Mouse party. He is the son of Michael and Kasey Johnson.

    His grandparents are David and Pam Flippin, Bert and Carol Elliott of Galax. His great-grandparents are Dennis and Helen Flippin of Lowgap, N.C., and Lilly Mae Melton of Galax.

  • Fortners celebrate anniversary

    Gilbert and Betty Fortner celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Dec. 23, 2010.
    They were married Dec. 23, 1950, in York, S.C.
    Their children honored them with a celebration dinner at Shatley Springs Nov. 25.

    Attending were Phyllis and Kenneth Pierce, Aaron Pierce and children Madison and Blake; Roland and Laura Fortner, Jack and Lily; James Fortner; Sandra and Terry Knowlton and sons, Chuck, John and Mike Knowlton.

  • He's two

    Braeden Ford Whitaker celebrated his second birthday Aug. 19, 2010, with family and friends with a Thomas the Tank Engine party at Felts Park.

    He is the son of Billy and Jessica Whitaker of Galax. His maternal grandparents are Henry and Joyce Ford of Galax and paternal grandparents are Charles and Kim Irwin of Sparta, N.C.

  • Turns 94

    Rita Bunn of Fancy Gap had her 94th birthday on Dec. 9.
    She celebrated at a meal at Flossies in Galax with her son, Joe Bunn; daughter, Joyce Bunn, and daughter-in-law, Ruth Bunn. Later she was serenaded in her living room by bluegrass band Jenny Leigh and the Boys (Jennifer Bunn, Harold Vass, Aaron Vass, and John Edmonds).

  • He's one

    Justin Tyler Chappell celebrated his first birthday Dec. 24, 2010, with family and friends.

    He is the son of Ashley Sexton and Joe Chappell. His grandparents are Lisa Waller and Barry Waller, Ricky Sexton and Jody Sexton and Cindy and Toby Chappell.

  • Burcham, Nixon marry

    Penny LaRhonda Burcham and Gregory Todd Nixon exchanged wedding vows Oct. 1, 2010 at 7 p.m., in a candlelight ceremony in the Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    The Rev. Guy Jacob officiated.

    Burcham is the daughter of Peggy Wright Burcham and the late Swanson “Cotton” Burcham. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Iva C. Wright and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burcham.

  • She's one

    Lauren Kelly Shumate turned one Sept. 3. She celebrated with a monkey party at home with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Jerry and Mindy Shumate. Her grandparents are L.D. and Nancy Galyean. She has an older sister, Paige Shumate.

  • I'm one

    Aiden Alexander Chambers of Galax celebrated his first birthday Oct. 27 with a Sponge Bob party at his home on Oct. 31.

    He is the son of Brad and Krissy Chambers. Grand-parents are Larry and Judy Chambers of Galax and Donnie and Tammy Easter of Hillsville. His great-grandparents are Don and Pat Easter of Fancy Gap, James and Shirley Cheely of St. Augustine, Fla., and Marie Chambers of Galax. His great-great grandparents are Bernard and Ruth Easter of Florida.