Mark and Shelby Carithers of Columbia announce the birth of their son named Ezra Lason Carithers. The baby was born on Aug. 5, 2021, at 9:01 a.m. Birth weight was 6 pounds 15 ounces. Length was 21 ½ inches. Grandparents of the baby are Albert and Jeanette Carithers of Brookhaven and Ephrum and Gina Hodges of Silver Creek. The baby is also welcomed by his sisters, Carrie Nettles, Marka Beeson and Hadley Carithers. | Photo submitted.