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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Turns one

    Conner Bryce Dalton turned one Sept. 25. He is the son of Myron and Aimee Dalton of Galax. He has a big sister, Abby, and a big brother, Lucas.

    His grandparents are Ray and Nancy Dalton and Herb and Mary VanVleek, all of Galax. He also has a very special aunt, Rhonda Payne of Galax.

  • She's three

    Bailey Mayson Newberry celebrated her third birthday July 1 with a My Little Pony Party at Dannelly Park. She is the daughter of Paul and Sherri Newberry of Galax.

    Her grandparents are Susan Johnson and he late Larry Billings, and Paul and Judy Newberry and the late Linda Weisman-Arnold. Her great-grandparents are Otis and Joann Griffith.

  • Cornett, Drawdy announce engagement

    Marley Cornett and Russell Drawdy have announced their engagement.
    She is the daughter of David and Teresa Cornett of Woodlawn, and  granddaughter of Donna Elliott of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Bonnie Cornett of Galax.

    Cornett is a 2009 graduate of Radford University and is employed by Grayson County Public Schools.

  • Wilsons celebrate wedding anniversary

    J.R. and Jan Wilson will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at West Galax United Methodist Church on McCamant Drive.
    They were married Dec. 26, 1960. They are natives of the Galax area.

    J.R. retired from the Galax Water Department, and Jan retired from Galax City Schools.
    The Wilsons have two sons and daughters-in-law: Shawn and Kendra Wilson, and Timmy and Sophia Wilson. Their four grandchildren are Matt, April, and Shanna Wilson; and Heather Jones.

  • Brown, Alley marry

    Rickina Shatuan Brown of Marion and Keith Derrick Alley of Galax were married Nov. 20, 2010 at Taylor’s Chapel Church in Fries.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Sharon (Greg) Jones of Wytheville, and James “Ricky” and Evelyn Brown of Sparta, N.C. She is the granddaughter of the late Joe and Rita Brown and Verl Sr. and the late JoAnn Brown of Galax.

    She is a 1998 graduate of Marion Senior High School of Marion. She is a full-time mother of Aaliyah.
    The groom is the son of Ladonna and Wayne Alley of Galax.

  • Easters celebrate 50th anniversary

    Jack Easter and Norma Burcham Easter of Midlothian celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Nov. 26. They have two daughters, Kim Easter McGraw and Jill Easter Burke, and two grandchildren.

    Jack is retired after 51 years with Virginia’s Department of Transportation and Norma is retired after 25 years with the Chesterfield County School System. She is formerly of Galax, and a graduate of Woodlawn High School.