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Milestones

  • Bunn turns 90

    In celebration of the 90th birthday of Annabelle Bunn, her daughter Kathy Bunn Murray hosted a birthday party July 10 for 96 guests at Galax First Assembly of God Church. She is from a family of 10 children and had 13 children of her own over a span of 25 years.

    She has 36 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 12 step-great grandchildren.
    Bunn was born in 1920 during the Depression, and her country home had to running water or electricity.

  • Turns one

    Palin Leanne Snider turned one Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 7 with a Princess party at Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has an older sister, Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.

  • She's two

    Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her second birthday Aug. 25 at home with a Princess party with family and friends. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.
    Her paternal grandparents are Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Carter of Cana and James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C. Paternal grandparent is Glen McMillian of Cana and maternal grandparents are Elsie Easter of Cana and Doris Finley of Mount Airy, N.C. Special aunts are Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter, both of Cana.

  • Creasy, Canning to be married

    John and Aimee Canning of Austinville announced the engagement of their son, John A. Canning of Austinville, to Amy F. Creasy.
    Creasy is the daughter of Doug and Marilyn Creasy of Galax.

  • Leonard, Hanks to marry

    Tim Hanks and Jessica Leonard will marry Oct. 2, 2010 at a secret location.

  • Hortons celebrate 50th anniversary

    Ranza and Doris Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6.
    They were married by the Rev. Donald Clay, a Church of the Brethren pastor, at his home in Willis.

    They have lived 44 years on Oak Grove Road in Austinville.
    The couple enjoyed a weeks vacation at Holden Beach, N.C., with all their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and daughter, and then a surprise party at Carter’s Park with family.

  • Richardsons celebrate birthdays

    Ziley Sue, Jazzy and Zora Grace Richardson celebrated their respective second, fifth and fourth birthdays Aug. 8 with family and friends at a party at the home of their grandparents, Allen and Linda Richardson in Comers Rock.

    The Richardson sisters are the daughters of Glen and Christina Richardson.

  • Pickett, Mabry to be married

    Pastor Jeff and Tammy Pickett announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Lynn Pickett, to Christopher Reed Mabry on Dec. 24, 2009.
    Chris is the son of B.C. and Teresa Mabry of Barren Springs.

    Megan is the maternal granddaughter of Kenneth and Sue Anders of Galax. She is the maternal great granddaughter of Ruth Rutherford of Galax. She is the paternal granddaughter of the late Charles and Bonnie Pickett.

  • Parks, Anders marry

    Hannah Leigh Parks and Justin Cebert Anders were married Aug. 21, 2010 in a private ceremony at 10 a.m. at Bald Rock United Methodist Church in Flat Ridge.
    Glenn Hyatt officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Greg and Sharon Parks of Kernersville, N.C. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University, with degrees in psychology and outdoor education.
    The groom is the son of John and Leona Anders of Rugby. He is a graduate of Grayson County High School and is self employed.

  • She's seven

    Andrea Lynn Cooley celebrated her seventh birthday July 16 with family and friends. She had a Barbie cake. Her parents are Jennifer L. Cooley of Fries and Travis Cooley of Independence.

    Her grandparents are Bill and Ruby Manning of Woodlawn, Joy and Roy Forrest of Galax and Herbert Gray Cooley of Wytheville. Her great-grandpa is Howard G. Jones of Galax. She has an older sister, Savannah Rose Cooley.