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Milestones

  • She's six

    Isabella “Izzie” Jo Marshall turned age 6 on Jan. 6. Her birthday was celebrated with a Frozen bowling party with friends and family.

    She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall. She is the big sister to Cassie 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.

  • Tate, Cooke marry at facility where they worked, met

    Joey Tate and Becky Cooke were united in marriage Dec. 1, 2014.

    The couple met two years ago while working at Golden Living Center – Blue Ridge in Galax.
    They decided to have their wedding among friends and residents at the living center.
    The Rev. Bob Adams, a volunteer, performed the ceremony in the dining room.
    Music was provided by activity director Martha Norman.
    A reception followed.
    Attendees enjoyed the afternoon of celebration with Mr. and Mrs. Tate.
    Tate works as housekeeping supervisor.

  • He's three

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his third birthday Dec. 21, 2014, at Snow Hill Church Fellowship Hall with his family and friends. He had a Thomas the Train theme party.

    His parents are Brittany Farmer and Billy Spencer. His grandparents are John and Jennifer Farmer and Bill and the late Linda Spencer. His great-grandparents are Howard and Zollie Easter and Edward and the late Iva Farmer. He has a great-great-grandmother, Opal Robinson. His stepmother is Christie Spencer and his soon-to-be stepfather is Charles Tucker, all of Galax.
     

  • She's 91

    Eunice Fortner celebrated her 91st birthday with family and friends.

    Her children are Bobby, Betty, Eugene, Judy and Roger.

  • Gardners celebrate 75th anniversary

    Eldon and Iris Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated their 75th anniversary Dec. 20, 2014, at Gladesboro Lutheran Church.

    The couple were married Dec. 23, 1938, by the Rev. J.C. Carper in Hillsville.
    The Rev. Joe Shumate, pastor of Gladesboro Church, had the honor of officiating at the renewing of the wedding vows.

  • She's five

    Scarlett Renee Dalton turned five years old Dec. 20, 2014. She had a “Frozen” theme party with family. She is the daughter of Patrick Dalton and Jessica Fine.

    She has an older sister, Savannah. Her grandparents are Ronnie and Cathy Dalton and Erania Fine. Her great-grandparents are James and Tina Nester.
     

  • Turns one

    Jayden Anthony celebrated her first birthday with family and friends at the home of her great-grandparents, Jerry and Bobbie Fridley.

    She is the daughter of Breanna Guthrie. Her grandparents are Amy and Steve Moretze.

  • Russells celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ted and Mary Alice “Mousie” Russell celebrated 50 years of marriage during 2014.
    They were married on May 2, 1964, at Welcome Home Baptist Church.

    In April, they celebrated with a thrilling 800‑foot‑long zipline ride at Massanutten Resort in Harrisonburg.
    On May 3, they were surprised with a 50th year anniversary celebration given by their family at First Baptist Church in Hillsville.
    Other celebratory experiences included a trip to Sea World, Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios in October.

  • He's one

    Briley McKinley Marshall turned one on Dec. 10. His birthday was celebrated with a turtle party with friends and family. He is the son of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    His big sisters are Izzie and Cassie Marshall. His grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. His 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.

  • He's three

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned three on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a monster bouncy house party at his home. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence.

    He has two brothers, Braeden and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.