Shakyree Danshell Smith, daughter of Shatrice Nolley celebrated her first birthday Feb. 2. Her grandparents are Meshell Nolley and Daniel Nolley, great-grandparents Bonnie Benton and the Rev. James and Jannie Nolley and godparents Barry Reid and Sherry Ann Price. Uncle is TyJay Ried.
Ava Grace Hyers will celebrate her first birthday on Feb. 7. She is the daughter of Stephen and Kellie Hyers of Covington. Maternal grandparents to the toddler are James and Vickie Stevenson and paternal grandparents are James and Brenda Hyers. Sibling to Ava is Kenslie.
Colin Alexander Pittman, son of Zack and Amber Pittman of Newton County, celebrated his first birthday at his home Dec. 12. He is the grandson of Ray and Jane Pittman of Norcross and Ken and Diane Johnson of Dacula.
Christopher Carnell Barrett II, son of Christopher and Shaye Barrett of Covington, celebrated his first birthday Nov. 11. Maternal grandparents are Almond and Anita Turner of Covington. Paternal grandparents are the late Clarence and Barbara Ann Barrett of Social Circle. Great-grandparents are Lavancy Turner of Covington and Fred and Carrie Mae Usher of Covington.
Clara Beth Pickett, daughter of Shane and Stacy Pickett of Oxford, celebrated her first birthday Sept. 11 with family and friends at her house with a Winnie the Pooh themed party. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Linda Mooneyham of Lithonia. Paternal grandmother is Eloise Pickett of Oxford. Great-grandmother is Mildred Watkins. Big sister is Cora.
Kaitlyn & Kristen Bailey, twin daughters of Trey and Alonda Bailey of Covington, celebrated their first birthday July 15. Maternal grandparent is Sandra Hodges of Mansfield. Paternal grandparents are Hal and Robyn Bailey of Oxford and Wayne and Bonnie Kitchens of Covington. Great-grandparent is Harold Bailey of Oxford.
Alexander Shane Johnston, son of Heather and Shane Johnston of Conyers, celebrated his first birthday Sept. 5. Maternal grandparents are Yvonne Cheshire and Gene Lawson of Covington. Paternal grandparents are Tommy and Debra Johnston and the late Linda Johnston of Covington. Great-grandparents are Joel and Anita Johnston of Rutledge, Charlotte and the late James Lawson of Covington, Iona Cargile of Covington and Ray and Ann Cargile of Covington.
Kamryn Leigh Juhan celebrated her first birthday June 26. She is the daughter of Matthew and Kaylé Juhan of Covington. Maternal grandparents are Kyle Gossett of Covington and Angela Keene of Sefner, Fla. Paternal grandparents are Angie Lloyd and Steve Juhan of Covington. Great-grandparents are Frank and Carol Gossett of Covington and George and Mary Juhan of Lithonia. Godmother is Erica Hardeman of Covington.
Mrs. Edna F. Johnson, a life-long resident of Covington and Newton County, celebrated her 100th birthday with a party attended by family and friends at the Macedonia Baptist Church on May 23. Family from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Mississippi and Ohio were on hand for the occasion. Mrs. Johnson was born in Newton County in 1909 to Mr. Johnny "Pa" Gaither and Odessa Gaither. An array of children, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were in attendance to make this a festive and memorable occasion.