Rebecca Genevieve West will graduate from E. Coweta H.S.

Rebecca Genevieve West is looking forward to her graduation from East Coweta High School in Georgia on Saturday, 25 May 2013 at 9:00 a.m.. Rebecca is the daughter of Ronda Conley-West and great-granddaughter of Hugh and Genevieve Conley. In a letter sent to Uncle Wylie, Ronda says that Rebecca is the name-sake of her (Ronda’s) grandmother Genevieve Conley. She continues…


Joshua McIntyre Albritton to graduate from Macon East Academy

Joshua McIntyre Albritton will graduate from Macon East Academy on Thursday, 23 May at 7:00 P.M.. The graduation will be at the First Baptist Church, 305 South Perry Street in Montgomery. Baccalaureate services will be held at 11:00 a.m. that same morning in Stokely Sanctuary. at the church. Josh is the son of James Stephen “Steve” and Amy Lynn Baxley Albritton, grandson of Walter Matther, Jr. and Louise Eudene “Dean” Brown Albritton and great-grandson of Walter Matthew and Caroline Johnson Albritton (Uncle Walter and Aunt Caroline).

Congratulations, Josh, on your graduation and also for winning a baseball scholarship at Lurleen B. Wallace Community College! We wish you the very best for your future at college and in baseball. Family members can send their love and congratulations to Josh at:

412 Albritton Lane
Wetumpka, AL 36093


Brittany Lauren Johnson graduates from Auburn University

We are pleased to announce that Brittany Lauren Johnson, daughter of David Henry and Diana Lyn Applegate Johnson, graduated from Auburn University on 5 May 2013. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She has accepted a job in the Attorney General’s Office in Washington, D. C.. Brittany is the granddaughter of Parley Philip and Edith Christine Fail Johnson (Uncle Philip and Aunt Christine). Congratulations, Brittany! We look forward to hearing about your exiting work in our nation’s capitol!


Jason Smitherman graduates Billingsley HS!

Congratulations to Jason Corey Smitherman on his upcoming graduation from Billingsley High School on 23 May 2013! He is checking out several college catalogs before making up his mind on which one he will attend. Terry Diane Norsworthy Johnson is his proud mother in the photo. Terry is wife of Orson Alexander "Andy" Johnson, III, son of Orson Alexander “Alex” Johnson, Jr. and grandson of Orson Alexander “Pete” and Iberia Louise Pierce Johnson (Uncle Pete and Aunt Louise). Jason’s siblings are also proud of their brother. They are Douglas Eugene Smitherman, Amber Louise Johnson and Orson Alexander Johnson, IV.  Andy and Terry live on County Road 68 West, Deatsville, AL.


Clifford Kostmayer graduates from Ocean Springs HS

We are proud to announce that on Thursday, 26 May 2011, Clifford Kostmayer graduated from Ocean Springs High School in Ocean Springs, MS. Clifford is the son of Tana Lynn Rountree and Louis Kostmayer, grandson of Josephine Pierson “Josie” O’Brien Rountree and great-grandson of Joseph Nathaniel and Dorothy Dixson Johnson O’Brien (Uncle "Joe" and Aunt "Dot"). Tana shared several nice photos of the family at the happy event. See those photos.

Congratulations, Clifford! Best of luck for the future! Family members can send their love and congratulations for Clifford to mother Tana at

Ms. Tana Rountree
237 Saratoga
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Or to her email address at tlr1462(at)yahoo(dot)com


Dallas Clayton Cox graduates from University of Georgia

We are happy to hear from cousin Richard Brown that his grandson Dallas Clayton Cox will graduate from the University of Georgia on 13 May 2011.  He will graduate Cum Laude from the School of Public and International Affairs.  

Dallas is the son of Patricia Lynn ("Patti") Brown Cox, grandson of Richard William and Shirley Ruth Bryan Brown, great-grandson of Fred Emerson ("Zeke") and Monora Katherine ("Nonnie") Conley Brown and  great-great-grandson of Judge Thomas Drayton and Manora Othello Carmichael Conley (Auntie and Uncle Judge). Othello is Neva Kate Carmichael (Mrs Seth) Johnson's sister.


Shannon Carmichael Murphy pinned as Registered Nurse

We are please to announce that on 20 May 2010, Shannon Carmichael Murphy was pinned as a Registered Nurse from the Palomar College School of Nursing in San Marcos, CA. The pinning ceremony took place at the Howard Brubeck Theatre in San Marcos. Shannon is the daughter of Thomas Alan Murphy and granddaughter of John Gribbon and May Nora Johnson Murphy (Uncle Johnny and Aunt Katie).


Jaden Ashley Rountree to graduate from Ocean Springs HS

On Tuesday evening, 25 May 2010, Jaden Ashley Rountree will graduate from Ocean Springs High School. Commencement exercises will be held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS. Jaden is the daughter of Jeffrey Scott Rountree and June Henderson Edmiston, granddaughter of Josephine Pierson “Josie” Rountree and great granddaughter of Joseph Daniel and Dorothy Dixson Johnson O’Brien (Uncle Joe and Aunt Dot)

Congratulations, Jaden! Family members can send love and congratulations to Jaden to her home address:

Jaden Ashley Rountree
702 Ridgewood Circle
Ocean Springs, MS 39564

Laura Dianne Berkstresser to graduate from Holtville HS

On Tuesday evening, 25 May 2010, Laura Dianne Berkstresser will graduate from Holtville High School in Deatsville, AL. The commencement exercises will be held at Boykin Field. Laura is the daughter of Richard Kyle and Leigh Ann Lewis Berkstresser, granddaughter of Laura Emily Albritton Berkstresser and great granddaughter of Walter Matthew and Caroline Johnson Albritton (Uncle Walter and Aunt Caroline).

Congratulations, Laura! Family members can send love and congratulations to Laura to her home address:

Laura Dianne Berkstresser
316 Lewis Road
Deatsville, AL 36022

2 June 2010 - Laura’s father, Richard, Jr., has sent additional information about Laura. She is already quite an accomplished lady! As noted above, Laura graduated on 25 May, but you should also know that she graduated as the Valedictorian of Holtville High School Class of 2010 and is the recipient of many honors and scholarships. Click “Read more” to see the whole story on this Auburn-bound scholar....


Jacob Stephen Albritton graduates from Macon-East Montgomery Academy

On Thursday evening, 20 May 2010, 7:00 P.M., Jacob Stephen “Jake” Albritton will graduate from Macon-East Montgomery Academy. The commencement exercises will be held at the First Baptist Church in Montgomery, AL. The baccalaureate service will precede graduation on Sunday afternoon, 16 May 2010 at the Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Readers may recall that Jake was recently honored as Alabama Independent Schools Association (AISA) Lineman of the Year for 2009. ...


Jennifer Lynn Collier will receive law degree from Univ. of Mississippi

We will soon have another attorney in the family! Jennifer Lynn Collier will receive her Juris Doctor law degree from the University of Mississippi on Saturday, 8 May 2010. Commencement exercises will take place in Oxford at 11:00 A.M. in “The Grove” at the University of Mississippi. See the announcement. ...