Taven Shamar Thomas was born on Feb. 20 at 5:29 a.m. to Evelyn Kelly and Celest Thomas of Walthourville. He was born at Liberty Regional Medial Center and weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces. His maternal grandparents are Joyce Strickland of Columbia S.C. and Emmett and Cynthia Kelly of Atlanta. His paternal grandmother is Stephanie Jenkins of Hinesville. He is welcomed by his brothers, Kerry Grooms Jr. and Eric Robinson Jr.