Features http://www.galaxgazette.com/features/todaysfeatures en She's four http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/shes-four-8 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mundy_bday.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her fourth birthday on July 2 with a party at Liddle Adventures Learning Academy.<br /> <br /> Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members. She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.</p> Ayerses celebrate 50th anniversary http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/ayerses-celebrate-50th-anniversary <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ayers_anniversary.jpg" alt="Larry and Sandy Ayers" title="Larry and Sandy Ayers" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Larry and Sandy Ayers of Galax were given a surprise 50th wedding anniversary party on June 14 by their daughters and sons-in-law at Hillcrest Baptist Church.<br /> <br /> The event was given by Frankie and Joyce (Ayers) Driver of Galax and Tom and Tern (Ayers) Carico of Clover S.C., and friends Bonita Horne and Barbara Estes of Clover, S.C., and Crystal Caudell of Galax. Family and friends attended.<br /> Four grandchildren helped prepare for the party: Reanna and Ryan Clawson, Matthew Carico and Rachel Carico of Clover, S.C., and Kaci Driver of Galax.<br /> He's three http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/hes-three-10 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/jacob_hancock_b-day.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jacob Hunter Hancock celebrated his third birthday July 25 with a John Deere tractor party at the Carroll County Search and Rescue Building with family and friends.<br /> <br /> He is the son of Kevin &ldquo;Bubba&rdquo; and Pam Hancock of Hillsville. He is the grandson of Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. He is the great-grandson of Edd Crotts of Woodlawn and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.</p> James, Bourne to marry http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/james-bourne-marry <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/james-bourne_engagement.jpg" alt="JENNIFER LEIGH JAMES AND LUCAS BLAKE BOURNE " title="JENNIFER LEIGH JAMES AND LUCAS BLAKE BOURNE " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Daryl and Rhonda James&nbsp;of Flat Ridge&nbsp;announced the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Leigh James, to Lucas Blake Bourne.<br /> <br /> He is the son of Mark Bourne of&nbsp;Elk Creek&nbsp;and Angela Dillon of Galax.<br /> A Sept. 6 wedding is planned.</p> Anders, McCleary united in marriage http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/anders-mccleary-united-marriage <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sam_anddebbie_mccleary.jpg" alt="MR. AND MRS. SAM McCLEARY (Debbie Anders)" title="MR. AND MRS. SAM McCLEARY (Debbie Anders)" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Sam McCleary and Debbie Anders were united in marriage July 26.<br /> Anders is the daughter of Ruby Anders and the late Don Anders.<br /> <br /> The ceremony was officiated by Hershel Brewer.<br /> Serving as bridesmaid was Amanda Jansen, daughter of the bride.<br /> Best man was Seth Young, son-in-law of the groom.<br /> Other family and friends attended.<br /> The couple resides in Galax.</p> She's six http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/shes-six-1 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/sam_rose_b-day.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her sixth birthday June 24. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries. Her sisters are Cheyenne and Trinity and her brother is Ryder Rose of Fries.<br /> <br /> Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and the late Connie Dowling of Fries. Her great-grandparents are Robert and the late Ressie Dowling of Fries and the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Allie Rose and Arlene Osborne of Independence.</p> Adams, Thomason wed http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/adams-thomason-wed <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/adams_thomason_wedding.jpg" alt="MR. AND MRS. JOSHUA THOMASON (Jessica Adams)" title="MR. AND MRS. JOSHUA THOMASON (Jessica Adams)" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Jessica Adams and Joshua Thomason were united in marriage May 9 in a beautiful private ceremony on the beach in Ocean Isle, N.C., with family attending.<br /> <br /> Jessica is the daughter of Rodger and Karen Adams and sister of Allison Adams. Josh is the son of Bobby and Brenda Thomason.<br /> Jessica&rsquo;s maternal grandparents were the late James and Ann Cruise of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Annie Adams and the late Raymond Adams of the Beckley area of West Virginia.<br /> Mays, Shaffner marry http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/mays-shaffner-marry <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/mays-shaffner_wedding.jpg" alt="MR. AND MRS. GEOFFREY SCOTT SHAFFNER (Holly Nicole Mays)" title="MR. AND MRS. GEOFFREY SCOTT SHAFFNER (Holly Nicole Mays)" align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Holly Nicole Mays and Geoffrey Scott Shaffner were married June 28, 2014, at a 4 p.m. ceremony along the scenic New River.<br /> The ceremony was performed by Pastor Myron Dalton. A reception was held at Cliffview Church fellowship hall.<br /> <br /> The bride is the daughter of Mike and Dana Woodel and Larry and Darla Mays, all of Galax.<br /> The groom is the son of Steve and Janie Shaffner of Fries.<br /> The bride was given in marriage by her father, Larry Mays.<br />