Brady Owen Walden

Lee and Sasha Walden, Unicoi, announce the birth of their son, Brady Owen Walden, born Sept. 7, 2010, at Franklin Woods Hospital in Johnson City. The infant weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces, and was 19-3/4 inches long. He has one brother, Heath Walden, age 3. Brady is the grandson of Rick and Linda Montpelier, Erwin, and Robert and Jeanette Wooton, Erwin. He is the great-grandson of Blanche Foster, Erwin.

Oliver Dwight Whitson

Happy Birthday to Oliver Dwight Whitson, who celebrated his first birthday Aug. 19, 2010, with a party at home with his family. Oliver is the son of Alicia and Roger Silvers, Erwin. He is the grandson of Wiley Silvers and Bernice Silvers, both of Flag Pond, Dwight and Phyllis Whitson, Erwin, and Barbara Whitson, Erwin. He is the great-grandson of Jettie Silvers, Flag Pond.

Grace Elizabeth Sparks

Henry Allen Jr. and Jennifer Sparks, Flag Pond, announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Elizabeth Sparks, born July 21, 2010, at Franklin Woods, Johnson City. The infant weighed 7 pounds 5 ounces, and was 21 inches long. Grandparents are Carl and Teresa Wilson, Erwin, and Allen and Mary Sparks, Flag Pond.

Emalyn Shae Linkous

Kati and Eric Linkous, Johnson City, announce the birth of their daughter, Emalyn Shae Linkous, born Dec. 29, 2009, at Johnson City Specialty Hospital. The infant weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long. Grandparents are Trish and Kenneth Jones, Erwin, Jerry and Barbara Linkous, Church Hill, and Diane Linkous, Surgoinsville. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Wilson, Erwin, Hilda Davies, Erwin, Tilda Williams, Surgoinsville, and Joe Linkous, Church Hill.

Ian Lane Markland and Owen Levi Markland

Angelica Miller and Frankie Markland, Unicoi, announce the birth of their twin sons, Ian Lane Markland and Owen Levi Markland, born Jan. 8, 2010, at Johnson City Specialty Hospital. Ian weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20-1/2 inches long, and Owen weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce and was 19 1/2 inches long. The twins have two older siblings, Gabe Miller and Eli Miller. Grandparents are Lisa and Roger Street, Jonesborough, Jim McInturff, Dallas, Texas, Deloris Hopson, Johnson City, and Stewart Markland, Roan Mountain. Great-grandparents are June McInturff, Unicoi, and Nellie Markland, Roan Mountain.