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Milestones

  • 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.

  • He's one

    Zandon Jax McCrary turned one on April 16. He celebrated his birthday April 17with an Elmo party at his home with family and friends. His parents are Jimmy McCrary and Megan Hayes.

    His grandparents are Alan and Jeanette Alderman and Billy and the late Tonya McCrary. His great-grandparents are the late Jane Warsham and the late Jack Marshall, Martin and Sue Alderman, Mary Ann and Bill Jones and the late Bill McCrary and Agnes McCrary.

  • Turns one

    Brayden Scott Ramey celebrated his first birthday July 23 with a ball-themed party at Felts Park in Galax with family and friends. He is the son of Brian Ramey and Carri Davis of Galax.

    His older sisters are Maci and Hallie Ramey. Grandparents are Paul and Gwen Sawyers of Fancy Gap, Barry and Teresa Davis of Dugspur and Lena Mae and the late Junior Ramey of Galax. Great-grandparents are James Davis of Galax, Annie Burcham of Woodlawn and Andy and Mamie Sawyers of Fancy Gap.

  • 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.