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Milestones

  • Byrds celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. John Byrd recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
    He is a native of Baywood and was graduated from Galax High School in 1951. Lorena Byrd is a native of Sheldon, Iowa.

    They met while students at Milligan College, Tenn., and were married in Paris, France, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army.
    John Byrd taught at Galax High School 1958-1966. Lorena held temporary teaching positions at Fries High School, Independence High School, Oakland Elementary, and Galax High.

  • Bond, Jones marry

    Jessica LeAnn Bond of Fries and Ethan Ray Jones of Readyville, Tenn., were united in marriage Sept. 17, 2010, in at outdoor wedding in the Providence community.
    Brother Tim Watts officiated the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Bond of Fries. She is the granddaughter of Billy and Francis Carico and Wayne Bond of Fries and Mary Bond of Woodlawn.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Craig Jones and the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Jones and Mr. and Mrs. Michael (Cricket )Bryson, all of Readyville, Tenn.

  • Nelson, Campbell to marry

    Ricky and Becky Nelson of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Carrie Rebecca to Eric Campbell, son of Clifton and Sonja Campbell of Unicoi, Tenn.
    Nelson is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School and will graduate May 7 with a bachelor of science degree in nursing from King College, Bristol, Tenn.

  • Turns one

    Coleson Creed Burchett celebrated his first birthday Feb. 25 with a Sponge Bob party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Tammy Burchett and grandson of Eva Burchett. His big sisters are Eden, Alicia and Kelsey.

  • Turns two

    Riley Preston Mays celebrated his second birthday Feb. 8 with family and friends. He is the son of Scott and Priscilla Mays.

    His maternal grandparents are Janie and Donnie Turner and Gordon Bowman. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Wanda Cothren Mays. His siblings are Brittany, Zack, Austin, Cameron and Dylan.

  • Hunter, Watson to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. James Stephen Watson announced the engagement of their daughter, Anna Carr’e Watson, to Robert Clarke Hunter Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clarke Hunter of Tazewell.
    Watson is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Richmond School of Law. She is a lawyer with Brown Greer PLC in Richmond.

    Hunter is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington and the University of Richmond School of Law and School of Business.

  • He's five

    Trevor Vadeboncoeur turned five Dec. 15. He celebrated with a Toy Story theme party at Blue Ridge Bowling Lanes with family and friends.

    His parents are Edward and Regina Vadeboncoeur of Fancy Gap. His grandparents are Mary Frost and the late Thurman Frost of Galax and Adele Moros of Bethel, Conn.

  • Grimm, Weddle plan Nov. 11 service

    Nikki Grimm and David Weddle announced their engagement on Dec. 12, 2010.

    Grimm is the daughter of Arnold and Cheryl Grimm.
    Weddle is the son of Kay and Darrell Weddle.
    A Nov. 11, 2011, wedding is planned.

  • Wiggins, Brannock to be married

    Roger and Martha Wiggins of Baywood announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Wiggins, to Ronnie Brannock.
    Brannock is the son of Tracy and Debbie Brannock of Hebron.

    A wedding is planned for May 13, 2011, at 6 p.m., at Hebron Church of Christ.

  • She's two

    Caelyn Brooke Nuckolls celebrated her second birthday at home with a Hello Kitty party. Her parents are Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls.

    Grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, Albert and Ruby Payne and David Nuckolls.