Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Krista Letner and Alex Phillips, both of Monroe County, announce the birth of their daughter, McKinley Phillips, on March 6, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Chris and Candy Holt and Amanda Phillips and Mark Hughes.

Megan Bryant and Zachary Conard, both of Madisonville, announce the birth of their son, Kane Ford Conard, on March 8, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces, and is the grandson of Wendy Martin, Larry Bryant, Claude Albert Conard Jr. and Edwinia Conard.

Morgan Stiles and Kaleb Watson, both of Madisonville, announce the birth of their son, Ryland Watson, on March 6, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 15.8 ounces, and is the grandson of Tina and Jeff Watson, Jessica Brannon and Timothy Stiles.

Carrie and Michael Zackey of Madisonville announce the birth of their son, Zayne Zackey, on March 2, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces, and is the brother of Bristol Thomas and Whitney Jaynes. His grandparents are Kelly Zackey and Kevin Zackey.

Hilda Helena Solano and Gershom Alfious Jackson Jr., both of Ten Mile, announce the birth of their son, Gideon Jose Jackson, on March 14, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces, and was 20 1/2 inches long. He is the grandson of Redemind Solano Gordon and Jose G…

Keith and Ashley Moses of Etowah announce the birth of their daughter, Maeva Faith Moses, on March 9, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is the sister of Molly and Mercy Moses.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Shea Belcher and Gonzalo Puente, both of Philadelphia, announce the birth of their daughter, Carmela Faith Puente, on Feb. 24, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 18 inches long. She is the sister of Jennifer Baxley, Emilio Puente, Marisol Puente, …

Travis and Mikayla Townsend of Englewood announce the birth of their daughter, Isabella Grace Townsend, on Feb. 20, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. Her grandparents are Mike and Brenda Roberts of Englewood, Bonnie Townsend of C…

Caleb and Kacy Lawson of Etowah announce the birth of their daughter, Konnor Mckinleigh Lawson, on Feb. 11, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, and was 18 1/2 inches long. She is the sister of Cole Lawson. Her grandparents are Daniel and Samantha Tallent of Etowah, …

Tyler and Kylie Stokes of Athens announce the birth of their son, Jaxon Tyler Stokes, on Feb. 19, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 19 inches long, and is the brother of Jason Stokes.

Michelle Webb and Bobby Graham, both of Riceville, announce the birth of their son, Jasper Lee Graham, on Feb. 26, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 4 pounds, 13 ounces, and was 16 1/2 inches long. He is the brother of Lily Hysell and Cynthia Graham. His grandparents are Ron…

Lillianna Jines and Ronnie Handzlik, both of Athens, announce the birth of their son, Da’Mari Bentley James Handzlik, on Jan. 28, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He is the grandson of Ashley Rivas of Athens, and the great-grandso…

Cyndi Freeman of Jasper, Ala., announces the birth of her daughter, Bryleigh Sangria Freeman, on Feb. 2, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces, and was 18 inches long. She is the sister of Braylen Freeman. Her grandparents are Mary Tidwell and Mike McMinn. S…

Katy and Steven Marney of Athens announce the birth of their son, Braeson Steven Marney, on Jan. 30, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 18 1/2 inches long. He is the brother of Blane Fairbanks, Bentley Marney and Braxton Marney. His grandparents ar…

Katie Lowry and Mick Whipple, both of Knoxville, announce the birth of their son, Major Quinn Whipple, on Feb. 22, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 5 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 18 inches long. He is the brother of Bella Lowry. His grandparents are Scott and Misty Lowry of Kn…

Drew and Karson Miller of Riceville announce the birth of their son, Ira Allan Miller, on Feb. 24, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 5.4 ounces, and is the grandson of Jeff and Robin Melton and Byron and Shelly Miller.

Michael and Sasha Creagan of Niota announce the birth of their daughter, Lilyana Wynter Creagan, on Feb. 24, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 8.5 pounds, and is the sister of Liam Creagan.

MaKayla Tucker and Jesse Schultz, both of McMinn County, announce the birth of their son, Cooper Lane Schultz, on Feb. 17, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 5 ounces, and is the brother of Emily Dawson and Kason Davis. His grandparents are Patsy Rucker, Sherry Schultz and Ra…

Reshea Weddington and Zachary Hulsey, both of Sweetwater, announce the birth of their son, Wyatt James Hulsey, on Feb. 17, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 9 pounds, 6.2 ounces, and is the brother of Payton Lee Weddington. His grandparents are Debbie Weddington, Dean Weddington, Albe…

Daniel and Maranda Martin of Englewood announce the birth of their son, Eli Dallas Martin, on Feb. 26, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and is the grandson of Bobby and Sue Huggins, Tommy and Ann Martin and Eddie and Betty McCarty.

Priscilla Harrison and Russell Arthur, both of Madisonville, announce the birth of their daughter, Ivy Leigh Arthur, on Feb. 26, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4.6 ounces, and is the sister of Kingsly.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Hollis Gatlin and Nicole Carroll, both of Sweetwater, announce the birth of their daughter, Blakeleigh Jade Gatlin, on Jan. 24, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and is the sister of Wayland Swisher. Her grandparents are Alicia McKinley, Tassy and Matty Jabkowski …

Nick and Candice Johnkins of Sweetwater announce the birth of their son, Nikolai Jaquish Johnkins, on Jan. 25, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 9.8 ounces, and is the brother of Jovan, Kaiden, Ashton and Haven. His grandparents are John and Juanita Johnkins, Pernell Latham …

Jacob and Brittani King of Niota announce the birth of their son, Elijah Ryan King, on Feb. 2, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces, and is the brother of Anniyah, Madisyn, Embree and Everly King. His grandparents are Beth and Eugene White, Tonya and Ben Ammons, and Ja…

Tyler and MaKayla Lankford of Niota announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Grace Lankford, on Jan. 26, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 2.6 ounces, and is the granddaughter of David and Sara Breeden, Tommy and Cindy Sands and Tracy and B.J. Lankford.

Ashley Summey and Joshua LaVine, both of Madisonville, announce the birth of their daughter, Ericka Blue LaVine, on Jan. 29, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 15.7 ounces, and is the sister of Brandon LaVine and Landon LaVine. Her grandparents are Christy Palmiler, Marion S…

Kevin Bates and Jessica Shaw, both of Athens, announce the birth of their daughter, Natalie Marie-Ellise Bates, on Jan. 28, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Larry Shaw of Delano, and Lisa and Mike Bat…

Jennifer Fowler and Eli Berry, both of Sweetwater, announce the birth of their daughter, Charlie Lynn Berry, on Feb. 5, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces, and is the sister of Abagail Berry and Addalynn Berry. Her grandparents are Roxie Stephens, Andy Jones, Joella…

Alex Cagle of Athens and Shae Cagle of Ellijay, Ga., announce the birth of their daughter, Carlin Jayde Cagle, on Feb. 6, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 20 inches long. She is the sister of Elizabeth Cagle and Silas Cagle. Her grandparents ar…

Sylvanna McDonald and Michael Carroll, both of Sweetwater, announce the birth of their son, Noah James Carroll, on Feb. 5, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and is the grandson of Tim and Sylvia McDonald, Tim Carroll and Kimberly Smalling.

Rachel and Thomas Dockery of Maryville announce the birth of their daughter, Audrey Neveah Coleen Dockery, on Feb. 4, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and is the granddaughter of Sandra Kay Dockery.

Jacob and Aprille Oliver of Vonore announce the birth of their daughter, Catalina Rose Oliver, on Feb. 6, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds, 9.2 ounces.

Brandi Rector and Jacob Simonds, both of Athens, announce the birth of their son, Ashton Tobias Rector, on Feb. 12, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He is the brother of Easton Rector. His grandparents are Sara and Daryl Rector of…

Kaleb Thompson and Chelsey Witt, both of Sweetwater, announce the birth of their son, Kole Alexander Draco Thompson, on Jan. 31, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 14.6 ounces, and is the grandson of Jessica Breeden (Landman) and Beth Thompson (Harris).

James Yates and Melina Williams, both of Philadelphia, announce the birth of their son, Waylon Ryder James Yates, on Jan. 28, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12.2 ounces, and is the grandson of Wanda Williams, James Williams and Shannon Yates.

Friday, February 14, 2020

Christopher and Kayla Freeman of Athens announce the birth of their twin sons, Robert William Freeman and Christopher Andrew Freeman Jr., on Jan. 22, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. Robert weighed 4.14 pounds and Christopher weighed 5.15 pounds. They are the brothers of Jordan, Jada, Abagail a…

Dewayne and Kimberly Mace of Calhoun announce the birth of their daughter, Shelby Barbara Mace, on Jan. 12, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and is the sister of Jessie Hughes and Cayden Mace. Her grandparents are Jeff and Melissa Mace of Sparta, Betty…

Brittany and Timothy Lamm of Madisonville announce the birth of their son, Aaron Thomas Lamm, on Jan. 15, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 7.6 ounces, and was 19 inches long. He is the brother of Shaylah Lamm and Saedee Lamm. His grandparents are Greg Summey, Ellen McDaniel…

Chett and Cheyenne Hensley of Englewood announce the birth of their son, Asher Jace Hensley, on Jan. 9, 2020, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 20 inches long. He is the brother of Ashlynn Hensley. His grandparents are Stephanie Amburn of Englewood, Tra…

Richard and Angela DeBoer of Sweetwater announce the birth of their daughter, Juniper Nova Mae DeBoer, on Dec. 17, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce, and was 20 inches long. She is the sister of Daegan Dixon, Jacklynn DeBoer and Winter DeBoer. Her grandpar…

Ethan and Jenna Moses of Athens announce the birth of their son, Ethan “Saul” Moses, on Sept. 30, 2019, at Parkwest Medical Center in Knoxville. He weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 1/4 inches long. His grandparents are Allen and Angie Moses of Athens, and Jim and Kim Patterson of Etowa…

Candice and Aaron Duncan of Riceville announce the birth of their daughter, Rylee Michelle Duncan, on Dec. 5, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center in Athens. She weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She is the sister of Wyatt Duncan. Her grandparents are Carla and Tony B…

Hunter and Brooklyn Sisson of Athens announce the birth of their son, Weston Colt Sisson, on Nov. 7, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and is the grandson of Chris and Misti Ghorley and the late Rock Sisson of Athens, and Raymond and Joy Webb of Riceville…

Cody and Samantha Kirkland of Madisonville announce the birth of their son, Charlie Gail Kirkland, on Jan. 24, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 11 ounces, and is the brother of Peyton Kirkland. His grandparents are Richard McMillan, Donna Stinnet, Nadine McMillan, Rick Stil…

Romnick Grimes-Hardie and Hannah Burns, both of Athens, announce the birth of their daughter, Anastasia Grace Grimes-Hardie, on Dec. 26, 2019, at Starr Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces, and was 19 inches long. She is the sister of Oliver Grimes-Hardie and Elliot Grime…

Caleb and Rebekah Rogers announce the birth of their daughter, Magdalene Ruth Rogers, on Jan. 17, 2020, at Tennova Healthcare of Cleveland. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and is the sister of Evangeline Rogers. Her grandparents are Tim Rogers and Jan Rogers and Robby Nesbitt and Robin Nesbitt.

Cassidy M. Kirkland and Johnathan M. Hamilton, both of Sweetwater, announce the birth of their son, Raider Clarke Hamilton, on Jan. 15, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 6.4 ounces, and is the brother of Evelyn Kirkland. His grandparents are Lisa Watts, Bill Watts, Brandi Ky…

Brittaney McCarty and David Combs, both of Madisonville, announce the birth of their daughter, Lola Lynn-Marie Combs, on Jan. 23, 2020, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces, and is the granddaughter of David Combs, Rose Combs, Traci Maupin, James Maupin and Van McCarty.

Tim and Ashley Gentry announce the birth of their son, Hudson Crew Gentry, on Jan. 18, 2020, at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, and is the brother of Zaiden, Braxton and Emberlyn.

Kristen Harrison and Shaun Raper, both of Vonore, announce the birth of their daughter, Madilyn Irene Raper, on Nov. 9, 2019, at Sweetwater Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and is the granddaughter of James Harrison and Jimmy Raper.