Shirley Taylor, of Eastpoint, was honored Sunday afternoon with a birthday party given by her children on the occasion of her 80th birthday, Jan. 17. The Episcopal Church Women catered the affair in Trinity Episcopal Church’s Benedict Hall, with donations collected in lieu of gifts for the Apalachicola Municipal Library, one of the many civic cause with which Taylor has long been active.



Pictured above, on either end, are daughter and son-in-law Beth and Nate Tyson, of Loganville, Ga.’ and from left, granddaughter Renah Tyson, an honor student at Georgia Southern University; granddaughter Kelsey Lanier, a student at Sante Fe Community College; grandson Taylor Tyson, also an honor student at Georgia Southern; Shirley Taylor; son Steve Lanier; granddaughter Walton High School junior Cameron Taylor, of Defuniak Springs; and grandson Kyle Taylor, a freshman at Northwest Florida State College. Not pictured are granddaughter Ashley Lanier, a flight attendant for Miami Air, and daughter-in-law Michelle Doggett, of Defuniak Springs.