Larry Wayne Simmons, Jr. of Ringgold turned 30 years old, Oct. 14. Larry is married to Ashley Simmons and they have two daughters, Keely (4) and Ensley (6 months).
Kofi Sharell Shropshire celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 8. He is the son of Sedrick and Carie Shropshire of LaFayette. He is the brother of Michael Brown, Kiara, Kameron and Chole Shropshire, all of LaFayette. He is the grandson of Timothy Shropshire of Noble, Vonda Gaines of LaFayette, the late Robert Jones of LaFayette, and Norma Jones of La-Fayette. He is the grandson of James and Shirley Nared of LaFayette, the late Jesse and Ruby Shropshire of Noble, the late Albert Lovett of LaFayette, Madilene Lovett of LaFayette, the late Jim and Mary Jones of LaFayette, Keith and Winnie Brock of Murray County.
Mattie Breann Hall was born on Aug. 8 to Mandy Hall of LaFayette and Tyler Hall of Ring-gold. She weighed 8 pounds and 11 ounces. She is the sister of Lane Hall of LaFayette. She is the granddaughter of Roy and Lee Hogue of LaFayette and Ken and Sheila Hall of Ring-gold. She is the great-granddaughter of Beulah Hoyle of East Ridge, Tenn.
Crimson LeShae Hamby celebrated her first birthday on Aug. 16. She is the daughter of Shuntana Hamby of LaFayette. She is the granddaughter of Jess Hamby and Norma Jones of LaFayette, and the late Jo Hicks of Albertville, Ala. She is the great-granddaughter of the late Albert Lovett of LaFayette and Madilene Lovett of LaFayette.
Maisy Lee Price will celebrate her birthday Aug 20. Price is a member of the 2009 Georgia Girls Dizzy Dean 8 under champions, the Chickamauga ‘Her’ricanes. She attends Chicka-mauga Elementary as a fourth grader. Her parents are Joey and Patty Coppinger Price. She is the sister of Amy, and the grandaughter of S.B. and Atkins of Rainsville, Ala., Bille and the late Doyle Coppinger of Chickamauga, Ruby Sweeton and the late Olan Price of George-town, Tenn. She is the great granddaughter of Mary Barnes, the late William Kendrick of Fort Oglethorpe, Elza LeQuire, the late Horace LeQuire of Apison, Tenn. and the late Austin and Mary Ruth Coppinger of Chickamauga.
Mildred Capehart of Woodstation Community recently celebrated her 90th birthday at a party at Woodstation United Methodist Church. In attendance was a large number of family and friends. Capehart keeps busy with her garden, and she is also still selling AVON which she has done for the past 30+ years.
Caden Brice Pyper celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 2. He celebrated it with a birthday party in the theme of the Pixar movie “Cars.” He is the son of Chris and Amanda Pyper of LaFayette. He is the grandson of Roger L. and Cathy Johnson Bradley and Billy and Terra Coulter, all of LaFayette. He is the great-grandson of Billy Joe and Johna Jeffords of Crest-view, Fla., Norma Coulter of Rossville and the late William Coulter Sr., the late Will and Thelma Johnson, and the late Nealie L. and Ella Mae Bradley. He is the nephew of Michelle Bradley of LaFayette and Jeremy and Mandy Pyper of East Ridge, Tenn.
Megan, Joshua, and Morgan Guzman are celebrating their birthdays during the month of August. Joshua celebrated his sixth birthday on Aug. 4 and the twin girls will celebrate their 10th birthday on Aug. 23. They are the children of David and Liz Guzman of Dalton and James and Charity (Kidd) Lewis of Chickamauga. They are the grandchildren of Rita and Eddie Stanfield of Chickamauga, Bobby and Wanda Kidd of Calhoun, and Jesus and Josafina Guzman of Juan Aldama, Zac, Mexico. They are the great-grandchildren of Mary Hester of LaFayette, and Barbara Kilgore of Des Ark, Ark. All three children attend Cherokee Ridge Elementary in Chickamauga.
Brayden Reed Watkins, son of Angela Mullinax and Chad Watkins of LaFayette, was born at 3:17 p.m. April 1 at Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe. He weighed six pounds, eleven ounces and was 20 inches long. He is the grandson of Becky Mullinax and Jean Everett both of LaFayette.
Sammy “Cash” Lloyd was born in Ringgold to Tiffany and Sammy Lloyd on April 19 at 8:45 p.m. The baby weighed eight pounds, six ounces and was 21 inches long. His grandparents are Anthony and Tina Garner of Ringgold and Margaret Vaughn and Sam Lloyd of Dalton. Great grandparents are Brenda Jones and the late Wesley Jones of Ringgold and the late Dorothy Mullins Dalton. Great great grandparents are JR and Pearlie Fuller, great great great grandparents are Edna Stanley and the late Arnold Stanley all of Calhoun. Edna Stanley is 97 years old.
Jared Thomas Bearden celebrated his first birthday July 4. His parents are Todd and Jamie Bearden of LaFayette. Bearden celebrated with a plane and firetruck party. Several friends and famiy attended.
Parker Crabtree's third birthday is Aug. 2. His parents are Ross and Nikki Crabtree of Summerville Ga. His grandparents are Randy and Judy Crabtree of Summerville and Kathy Motley of LaFayette.
Alyssa Ann Hernandez-Moore, the daughter of Valarie Hernandez and Ben Moore of LaFayette, willcelebrate her third birthday July 29. She is the granddaughter of Michael and Gloria Hernandez
Landen Zain Bradley of Chickamauga celebrated his seventh birthday July 25. He is the brother of Kalen Bradley of Chickamauga. His grandparents are Richard and Charlotte Moore of Lafayette and George and Vickie Buchanan of LaFayette. He is the great-grandson of JC and Henrietta Hill of Chattanooga, the late George and Emma Buchanan and the late Myrvin and Iva Shore. Bradley’s parents are Jay and Amy Bradley.
From left: Brianna Jewel Baggett, Brandon Michael Baggett and Michaela Rain Baggett.
Kaylei Ann Hinton was born to Cameron and Patricia Hinton June 25 at 11:14 a.m. The baby weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. She is the sister of Caden Hinton. The grandparents are Eddie and Teresa Suddeth of LaFayette and Mike and Tonyu Hinton of LaFayette. Great grandparents are Tommy and Brenda Young of LaFayette, Fran-ces Powell of LaFayette, Rosie Hagwood of LaFayette and William Hinton of Summerville. The new Hinton is the neice of Nicole Skates of Ringgold and Preston Harris of Trion.
Alexis Hairel of Rock Spring celebrated her first birthday June 14. She is the daughter of Taylor Hairel and Anna Pelt.
Brody Raby was born to Brent and Sabrina Raby of Ringgold June 24 at Erlanger East. Brody weighed nine pounds five ounces and was 21 inches long.
Gabriel Christian Russell “Gabe” Cooper celebrated his eighth birthday June 18. He is the son of Rusty and Chastity Cooper of LaFayette. He is the brother of Peyton Cooper of LaFayette. He is the grandson of Donna Mills of LaFayette, Allan Cooper of LaFayette, Pennie McGaha of LaFayette, and Larry Fair of Summerville. He is the great-grandson of Doug and Frances Thompson of Chickamauga, Martha Cooper of LaFayette, and the late Dale and Linda White.
Beau Beavers, son of Johnathon and Lindsey Beavers of LaFayette will celebrate his sixth-birthday July 10. He is the brother of Bella Beavers. His paternal grandparents are John Beavers and Donna Weaver of Rossville. His maternal grandparents are Stan and Ann Oliver of Chattanooga Valley. Beau enjoys tractors, diesel trucks and playing baseball at Chattanooga Valley Rec.
Heather and Makinsey Reynolds celebrated their eighth birthdays June 26. They are the daughters of Ricky and Pam Reynolds of LaFayette. They are the sisters of Chris Reynolds and the sisters-in-law of Tiffany Reynolds, both of LaFayette. They are the granddaughters of Buddy and Rosetta Reynolds of LaFayette, and Marvin and Mary Cameron of LaFayette.