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Milestones

  • Marion, Phillips exchange vows

    Brooke Marion and Ian Phillips were united in marriage Aug. 17, 2013, at the home of the bride’s parents in Woodlawn. The Rev. Andy Edmonds officiated the double‑ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Wade and Melissa Marion of Woodlawn.

    The groom is the son of the Rev. Theron and Dana Phillips of Dugspur.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.
    Maid of honor was Hope Marion, sister of the bride. Flower girl was Abbi Puckett, cousin of the bride.

  • She's four

    Palin Leanne Snider turned four on Aug. 11. She celebrated with a Hello Kitty party at her home with family and friends. Along for the celebration was her best friend, Addison Greene (pictured on right).

  • Stesen, Nativi announce engagement

    Kristen Nicole Stesen and Javier Antonio Nativi of Galax recently announced their engagement and upcoming marriage on March 23, 2014.

    Stesen is the daughter of Deanna Carico Burgess and Lawrence Burgess. She is the granddaughter of Donna Cooley Carico and Danny Lee Carico of Galax. She is the great-granddaughter of the late H.G. and Nona Fae Cooley and Berlie and Elsie Faye Carico.
    Nativi is the son of Belin and Jose Nativi of Hollywood, Fla.
    The couple has been together for six years and will wed on the seven-year anniversary of their relationship.

  • Turns two

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned two years old on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse party at his home. He is the sons of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence and has an older brother, Braeden.

    Their grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. Their great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • She's five

    Breanna Lynn McMillian turned five Aug. 25. She celebrated her birthday with family and friends. Her father is Glen McMillian of Cana. Her mother is Rebecca McMillian of Lambsburg.

    Her paternal grandparents are the late Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Carter of Cana and James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C. She has an aunt, chasity McMillian.

  • Jones, Miller marry

    Katheryn Regina Jones of Galax and Mark Allen Miller of Fries were united in marriage June 8, 2012, at West Galax United Methodist Church. Pastor Sam Bartlett officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Tommy and Rhonda Jones. She is the granddaughter of Maudie Horton and the late Rush Horton, and of the late Arlyss and Ella Mae Jones.

    The groom is the son of Roger and Sharon Miller. He is the grandson of Geneva Leonard and the late Horace Leonard, and the late Worth and Ardean Miller.

  • Turns 90

    Josie Criner was honored with a party to celebrate her 90th birthday Aug. 16 at Fairview Baptist Church.

  • She's one

    Haleigh Grace Smith celebrated her first birthday Aug. 26. She celebrated with a cookout at her home with special friends and family.

    She is the daughter of Cory and Elena Smith of Austinville. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Sue Smith of Fries. Maternal grandparents are Doug and Glenda Forester of Galax and the late James “Jimmy” Brewer Sr. of Fries. Great-grandmother is Blanche Payne of Whitetop.

  • He's one

    Jacob Lane Huff turned one Oct. 9. He is the son of Joshua and Jennifer Huff of Galax. He has a sister Marella Huff of Galax.

    Paternal grandparents are Gary and Brenda Huff. Maternal grandparents are John and Mary Davis. Paternal great-grandparents are Alma Sizemore and Inez Huff. Maternal great-grandparents are John “Bill” and Shirley Davis, all of Galax. Family and friends will celebrate Huff’s birthday with a Farm party Oct. 11.

  • He's four

    Braeden Hunter Ward celebrated his fourth birthday June 26 with a bouncy house birthday party at his home. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He has a younger brother, Levi.

    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.