• Brothers celebrate August birthdays


    Brothers celebrate

    August birthdays


    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his seventh birthday on Aug. 8, 2019, and his brother, Luke Ryan Spurlin, celebrated his fifth birthday on Aug. 29, 2019, along with their baby sister, Everly Faith. They are the sons of Jason Spurlin and Jill Cockerham. Their grandparents are Mike and Anita Spurlin of Baywood and Danny and Carolyn Cockerham of Galax. Great-grandparents are Louise Diamond and Rubye Cockerham, both of Galax.

  • Turns two




    Kolton Chad Moser celebrated his second birthday Aug. 17 with a Monster Truck Party. His sisters, Kaylee, Kaitlyn and Karley helped him celebrate along with friends and family. He is the son of Chad and Danielle Moser of Fries. His grandparents are Tim and Becky Clontz and David and Sandy

    Moser of Fries.

  • Turns one






    Karley Danielle Grace Moser celebrated her first birthday Aug. 12 with

    a Princess Party. Her sisters, Kaylee, Kaitlyn and brother, Kolton helped her celebrated along with family and friends. She is the daughter of Chad and Danielle Moser of Fries. Her grandparents are Tim and Becky Clontz

    and David and Sandy Moser of Fries.

  • Davis makes EagleScout

    Derrick Davis II was presented the Eagle Scout award during a ceremony at First United Methodist Church in Galax. He is a member of Troop 188.

    Derrick Davis II earns

    Eagle Scout status

    First United Methodist Church of Galax was also

    recognized for sponsoring Troop 188 for 100 years.

    Staff Report

    Derrick Davis II recently became Boy Scout Troop 188’s latest Eagle Scout during morning worship service at First United Methodist Church in Galax. The ceremony was conducted by Dr. Tom Littrell, troop committee chair.

  • Jones turns 98









    John Clayton Jones celebrated his 98th birthday in June at his home with a barbecue with his family. Jones (seated) is shown with his children, Clayton Jones, Barbara LaPrad, Linda Fanney and Debbie Hampton.

  • Five Generations




    gather for





    Five generations are John Clayton Jones, Linda Fanney, Krystal Washburn, Ashlee Dalton and Baylee Dalton.

  • Vaughan, Renner marry


    MR. AND MRS. Cheyne Renner

    (Meagan Vaughan)



    united in





    Meagan Vaughan and Cheyne Renner were married on July 6, 2019.

    The bride is the daughter of J. Wayne and Terry Vaughan of Galax. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Opal Vaughan Andrews.

    The groom is the son of Brian and Karen Renner of Malibu, Calif.

  • Double five generations





    (Seated, from left) are Pauline Burcham, great-great-grandmother; Jessie Doby, great-great-grandmother; Rebecca Doby, great-grandmother; and Colt Cockerham; (standing) Larry Doby, great-grandfather; Jennifer Elliott, grandmother; and  Chris Cockerham, father.

  • Five generations




    Five generations are (from left, seated) great-great-grandmother, Lessie Elizabeth Paisley; great-grandmother, Martha Elizabeth Funk; (standing) grandmother, Stephanie Elizabeth Rakes; mother, Cassandra Elizabeth Grubb and identical twin girls, Keshia Elizabeth Grubb and Lydia Michelle Grubb.

  • Harrison is 90




    Mary Wright Harrison (center) celebrated her 90th birthday March 30 at the Galax Recreation Center. Among her 70 guests were three classmates. They were Cullen Lawrence, Victor Wilson and (not pictured) Bill Blair.