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Milestones

  • Hill celebrates milestone with 100th birthday Aug. 21

    Glayds McCraw Hill celebrated her 100th birthday this month.
    She was born Aug. 20, 1910, and married Troy Hill on Aug. 26, 1928.

    They have two daughters, Irene Sumner and Vera McGrady. She has four grandchildren, six great and one step great-grandchild; five great-great and two step great-great-grandchildren. She is oldest of three living siblings.
    Hill has always been active in church, farming, cooking for her family and baking for the family restaurant until the late 1980s.

  • Sizemore, Siford to wed

    Caleb Sizemore and Kellie Siford announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Snow Hill Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow.
    Family and friends are invited.

  • Russells celebrate 60th anniversary

    Joe and Edith Russell of Baywood celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13.

    They were married Aug. 13, 1950, in York, S.C.
    They have three children, including a daughter, Barbara Bishop of Willis; and sons Jesse Russell of Baywood and Jerry Russell of Woodlawn.

  • Grimeses celebrate wedding anniversary

    Archie and Hester Grimes celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 29.

    Their family gave them a vow renewal ceremony and reception July 24 at Shorts Creek Church of God.

  • Williams, Lewis exchange vows

    Rachel Leigh Williams and Johnathan Lee Lewis of Calabash, N.C., were united in marriage at 3 p.m. Dec. 29, 2009 in Amelia Island, Fla.

    Attending were Rachel’s parents, Doyle and Katherine Williams, and her grandmother, Laura Brannock, all of Calabash; and Johnathan’s mother, Sharon Lewis Hall of Ararat, N.C., and his brother and sister-in-law.
    The reception was held at The Verandas in Amelia Island. Another reception was held Jan. 16 in Galax for other family members and friends at Hillcrest Baptist Church social hall.

  • Burress, Hillenbrand united in marriage

    Erin Marie Burress and Karl David Hillenbrand were married June 26, 2010, at a 6 p.m. outdoor wedding in the Italian Garden of Maymont Park estate in Richmond.
    The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Dr. Thomas Whartenby, pastor of Galax Presbyterian Church.

    The bride is the daughter of Chuck and Karen Burress of Galax. The groom is the son of U.S. Navy Commander (Retired) Rick and Libby Hillenbrand of Springfield.

  • Brother, sister have birthdays

    Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her second birthday on June 24 and Ryder Cole Rose celebrated his fifth birthday July 3.

  • Grubb, Harner to marry

    David and Menica Grubb of Wytheville announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Grubb, to Brandon Harner, son of Pat and Brenda Harner of Hillsville.

    Megan is a 2005 graduate of George Wythe High School and received a bachelor’s degree in communications in 2009 from Virginia Tech.
    She is working toward her a master’s degree in elementary education at Radford University.

  • Celebrating 50th wedding anniversary

    Ralph and Modena Dalton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    They were married July 30, 1960, at the Presbyterian Church in Sparta, N.C. They reside in Galax. Their children are Ricky, Renee, Robin and Jamey.
     

  • He's eight

    Kevin Wayne Spangler celebrated his eighth birthday June 21 with a luau party with family and friends. He is the son of Lydia and Brian Spangler.

    He has a brother, Kendall. His grandparents are Patsy and Bobby Phipps and Mabel and Lee Spangler.