Lakeland births

Lugardo-Kirk

Breanna Lugardo and Dakota Kirk, of Buchanan, are the parents of a daughter, Lilith Ivy Rea Kirk, born at 8:04 a.m. May 21, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Lilith weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 19 inches long.

She has one sister, Emma Kirk, 9, and one brother, Zine Schuld, 6.

Maternal grandfather is David Lugardo, of Niles. Paternal grandmother is Felicia Tyler, of New Troy, Michigan. Maternal great-grandparents are Lucinda and Charles Ivy, of Quitman, Mississippi.

Davis

Alicia and Torrell Davis, of Niles, are the parents of a daughter, Skylar Davis, born at 3:34 a.m. May 21, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Skylar weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces.

She has two sisters: Aaniyah Davis, 10, and Arriana Davis, 3.

Maternal grandmother is Melissa Leinen, of South Bend. Paternal grandparent is Billie Jernigan, of Niles. Maternal great-grandparents are Pam and Dan McCarty, of Niles. Paternal great-grandmother is Judy Jernigan, of Niles.

Sarratore-Blackburn

Victoria (Tori) Sarratore and Bradley Blackburn, of Niles, are the parents of a son, Brently Blackburn, born at 1:44 a.m. May 17, 2019, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Brently weighed 8 pounds and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Doug and Kris Sarratore, of Niles. Paternal grandparents are Brad and Chris Blackburn, of Goshen. Maternal great-grandparents are Ralph Capes and Vicki Capes Oberlander, and Frank and Stacey Sarratore.

Paternal great grandparents are Karen Brita, Steve Fisel and Barb Locke.

Williams

Katlynn Williams, of Niles, is the mother of a son, Aiden Williams, born at 8:16 a.m. May 20, at Spectrum Lakeland-Niles.

Aiden weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.

Aiden’s grandparents are Peggy and David Williams, of Three Oaks.

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