• Watson, Hunter marry

    Anna Carré Watson and Robert Clarke Hunter Jr. were married April 9, 2011, at 6 p.m., at Fourth Presbyterian Church in Greenville, S.C.
    The Rev. Doctor Bruce Meyer officiated the ceremony.  A reception followed at the Poinsett Hotel.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Stephen Watson of Greenville. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neill Macaulay Perrin and Mrs. James Henry Watson and the late Mr. Watson of Greenville.

  • Turns 97

    Agnes Marie Lundy Cox will celebrate her 97th birthday Aug. 19.

  • She's two

    Marella Cheyenne Huff will celebrate her second birthday Aug. 19. A party in her honor will be held Aug. 20 at her grandparent’s home in the Fairview community.

    She is the daughter of Joshua B. and Jennifer D. Huff. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Brenda Huff. Maternal grandparents are John E. and Mary B. Davis. Paternal great-grandparents are Inez Huff and Alma Lee Sizemore and the late Ed Huff and Kyle Sizemore. Maternal great-grandparents are John B. (Bill) and Shirley Davis and the late John W. and Rubye Boyer, all of Galax.

  • Combs, Calfee to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Combs Jr.  of Sugar Grove announced the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Renee, to William Quinton Calfee of Wytheville.

    Combs is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Grover “Joe” and Gaye Pugh of Troutdale and Sherman Gayle Combs Sr. and the late Ora May Combs of Sugar Grove.
    Calfee is the son of Charles B. Calfee and the grandson of William A. and the late Frances Calfee of Wytheville.
    Both are graduates of Wytheville Community College and reside in Wytheville.

  • Turns 94

    Lelia Poe celebrated her 94th birthday Aug. 7 with a party at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1917. She was the wife of the late Kyle Poe.

    She is the mother of Bobby Poe of Edgewater, Md., and the late Ralph Poe. She has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Cornett, Drawdy marry

    Marley Emerald Cornett and Russell Vincent Drawdy were joined in marriage during an outdoor ceremony at the gazebo of West Wind Farm Winery and Vineyard in Max Meadows on June 17, 2011. David Manley officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of David and Teresa Cornett of Woodlawn. Her grandmothers are Bonnie Cornett of Galax and Donna Elliott of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

  • Williams, Carter to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Dana Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Williams, to Chad Carter, son of Frank and Kathleen Carter.

    A September wedding is planned.

  • Hawkses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Clifford and Bonnie Hawks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 22 with their 12 children, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Clifford Hawks owned and operated Hawks Produce in Sparta, N.C., and Elkin, N.C., for 42 years. Bonnie Hawks is a housewife.

  • Brewer, Smith marry

    FRIES — Cory Shane Smith and Elena Carol Brewer were united in marriage July 31 at Grace Baptist Church in Fries.
    Pastor Ben Haga performed the double ring ceremony.

    The bride was escorted by her brother, Jamie Brewer, and given in marriage by her parents and brother.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Glenda Forester of Galax, and the late James “Jimmy” Brewer.
    The groom’s parents are Charles and Sue Smith of Fries.

  • He's six

    Ryder Cole Rose celebrated his sixth birthday July 3, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    He has a three sisters, Samantha, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. He also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.