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Births

Lylla Deal
A daughter, Lylla May, was born to Keith and Summer Julian Deal of Salisbury on May 28, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. She weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Terry and Pat Julian of Faith and Jimmie and Jean Deal of Salisbury.McKenzie Drye
A daughter, McKenzie Paige, was born to D. Scott and Melissa Hoosier Drye of Faith on June 2, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces. She has a sister, Kaitlin Brooke, 2.5 years. Grandparents are B. Larry and Judy Drye and Shirley P. Hoosier, all of Salisbury, and C. Bernard Hoosier of Taylorsville. Mae Porter Deal of Salisbury is great-grandparent.
Dakotah Brown
A daughter, Dakotah Grace, was born to Scott and Sara Brown of Oak Harbor, Wash. on April 24, 2008, at Navy Hospital, Oak Harbor. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are Audrey and Larry Thornburg of Benton, Calif., and Joanne and Guy Brown of Salisbury. Nell Brown of Salisbury is great-grandparent.
Maggie Ridenhour
A daughter, Maggie Jo-Linn, was born to Michael Joe and Kasey Marie Ridenhour of Rockwell on April 28, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. She weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. She has a sister, Dixie Belle, 3. Grandparents are Alan and Carolyn Boyd and Nancy and Buster Ridenhour, all of Rockwell. Great-grandparents are Anis and Bobby Boyd and Inez Ridenhour, all of Rockwell. Ruth and Roscoe Manners of Rockwell are great-great-grandparents.
William Franklin
A son, William Cecil, was born to Kyle and Margaret Arant Franklin of Rock Hill, S.C., on May 15, 2008, at Piedmont Medical Center, Rock Hill. She weighed 8 pounds, 12 ounces. Grandparents are John and Jane Bostian Arant of Rock Hill, and Jerry and Nancy Franklin of Carrollton, Va. Margaret W. Weant of Granite Quarry is great-grandparent.
Elliott Austin
A son, Elliott Briggs, was born to Brian and Sophie Austin of Waxhaw on May 31, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center, Charlotte. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. He has a sister, Elise Marie, 2. Grandparents are Don and Judith Austin of Salisbury, and Jean-Pierre and Annie Lefebvre of Waxhaw. Great-grandparents are Clay Cozart of Salisbury, and Odette Lefebvre and Cecil D’Haene of Mouscron, Belgium.Curtis Blackwell III Beverly Blackwell
A son, Curtis Lamont, and a daughter, Beverly Yvonne-Marie, were born to Curtis Lamont Blackwell II and Sharron Elizabeth White on March 8, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Curtis weighed 5 pounds, 3 ounces and and Beverly weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces. They have a brother, Lamar Walker, 3. Grandparents are Curtis L. Blackwell Sr. of Spencer, Adinah Denise Holmes of Salisbury, and the late George and Beverly White. Great-grandparents are Nell Hawkins Holmes and William H. Holmes, both of Salisbury.
Oliver Rowland
A son, Oliver West, was born to Chad and Lauren Cartner Rowland of Greenville, S.C., on May 31, 2008. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are James and Gina Cartner, Don Rowland and Freddie Rowland, all of Greenville. Great-grandparents are Jim and Jean Lefler of Rockwell. Pauline Lefler of Rockwell is great-great-grandparent.

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