• Edwards, Crider to marry


    Taylor Victoria Edwards and

    Samuel Lawson Crider





    to marry

    in 2019

    Eddie and Joye Edwards of Ennice, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Victoria Edwards of Galax, to Samuel Lawson Crider of Asheville, N.C.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Jesse and Peggy Gravely of Galax and Eugene and Shirley Edwards of Ennice, N.C.

  • Moser turns one





    Kolton Chad Moser celebrated his first birthday Aug. 17, 2018, with a barn yard party with family and friends. He is the son of Chad and Danielle Moser of Fries. His grandparents are Tim and Rebecca Clontz of Fries and David and Sandy Moser of Fries.

  • Brothers celebrate birthdays





    Nolan Jay Spurlin celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 8, 2018, and his brother, Luke Ryan Spurlin, celebrated his fourth birthday on Aug. 29, 2018. 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.

  • Cockerhams to celebrate anniversary


    Bill and Betty Jo Cockerham


    to celebrate


    Bill and Betty Jo Cockerham of Baywood will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 31.

    They were married Aug. 31, 1958, at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Pipers Gap.

    The late Rev. Fred Jennings officiated the ceremony. They were the first couple Rev. Jennings married.

    They have three children, nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Hacklers celebrate 60th anniversary




    Earl Dean and Betty Ruth Hackler



    Hacklers celebrate

    60th anniversary



    Earl Dean and Betty Ruth Hackler celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 26.

    They were married at the Sparta, N.C., courthouse by b.F. Wagner Jr. on June 26, 1958.

    They live in Grayson County.

    They have three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Bryants celebrate 60 years






    Billie and Lola Bryant



  • Four generations







    First Picture:

    Seated is Porter Noblett, (88), who died two weeks after picture was taken. (From left) Judy Noblett Nelson, Ashley Nelson Rippey and Logan Edward Rippey.



    Second Picture:

    (From left) Judy Noblett Nelson, Ashley Nelson Rippey, Bonnie Perry Noblett and Logan Edward Rippey.




    Third Picture:

  • Lucas-Viars exchange vows



             (Leigh Ann Lucas)



    exchange vows


    Leigh Ann Lucas and Brandon Viars were married June 16 at Atkins Memorial United Methodist Church in Fries.

  • Sisters turn 5




    turn 5

    Sophie and Emma Bergeron turned age 5 on May 17. They are the daughters of Boo and Penny Bergeron and the sisters of Dana and Landon.

  • Stockner birthday

    He’s four

    Jonas Lynn Stockner turned age 4 on April 28. He celebrated with a trip to Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Jonas is the son of Zeth and Ashley Stockner. His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne. His big brother is Jaxson Stockner.