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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Arnold, Carpenter wed

    Kari Denise Arnold of Max Meadows and Jamie Louis Carpenter of Elk Creek were united in marriage June 19 at  Baker’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ivanhoe.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Chris Stansell.

    Wedding music was provided by vocalists Keith Buchanan and Sheree Skinner.
    The bride wore a strapless beaded lace gown draped in chiffon with a chapel length train.
    Maid of honor was Holly Arnold of Max Meadows, sister of the bride.

  • Grabman, Bird marry

    Jenny Andrea Grabman and Jack Maurice Bird were united in marriage July 24, 2010, at Grayson Highlands State Park. The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Ty Harrison. Special music was provided by Joyce Rouse and Larry Paluzzi.
    The bride is the daughter of Lawrence and Sandra Grabman of Galax. She is the granddaughter of Elaine Vater‑Dillon of Independence.

    The groom is the son of David Bird of Bradenton, Fla., and Henry and Joan Bolduc of Elk Creek.

  • Hill, Ramey marry

    Teresa Faye Hill and Johnny Ramey were united in marriage at Comers Rock under an oak tree at 2 p.m. Aug. 28.
    Donna Anderson was maid of honor and Andy Wilson was best man.

    Attending the ceremony were the bride’s daughter, LeAnn Alderman; her son, Travis Hill; and her grandson, Jackson Alderman.
    Also attending were the groom’s daughter, Alison Hash, her children Eli and Colby Hash, and friend Jason Hash.
    Also attending were the groom’s daughter, Amber Hall, husband Josh Hall and their children, Austin and Mara.

  • She's three

    Kennedié Cheyan Holder celebrated her third birthday Oct. 2 with a Pretty Princess Party at her Nana and Papa’s house with family and friends. She is the daughter of Brad and Sparkle Holder.

    Her grandparents are Mark and Paulette Chappell and Myrna and the late Barney Holder. She also celebrated with friends from Fairview Daycare.