First baby of 2014

W. Curt Vincent Editor

January 3, 2014

ELIZABETHTOWN —Yasmine Gray and Kendrick Jones of Elizabethtown are the proud parents of 2014’s first baby

Kylie A. Jones was born at 1:35 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 1, at Bladen County Hospital.

The newborn weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 20.75 inches long.

“Kylie and her parents are all doing well,” said Ashley T. Dowless, marketing and public relations director for the hospital.

Both mother and daughter were under the direct care of nurses Coralis McKoy and Patricia Smith, among others.

Kylie’s paternal grandparents are Kevin Jones and Cassandra Smith; her maternal grandparent is Nicole Cromartie; and her great-grandmother is Margia McDowell.

For having the title of First Baby for 2014, the family was presented with gifts from several local merchants — Toddlers & Teens, Minuteman/Campbell Oil, Healthworks, Bladen County Hospital Volunteers, First Citizens Bank, Walmart, Whimsical Florist, Artful Selections and Inman’s Deli & Meat Market.