Commonwealth Journal

August 8, 2011

Gates family announces birth of daughter, Bentley Reece


Somerset — Chris and Ashley (Whitis) Gates would like to announce the birth of their daughter, Bentley Reece Gates.

Bentley was born at Central Baptist Hospital March 7, 2011, weighing 2 pounds 10 ounces and was 15 inches long.

Paternal grandparents are Robert and Judy Gates of Sequim, Wash., and Sybil Nunemaker Gates of Albuquerque, N.M. The late paternal great-grandparents were Herman Albert and Rose Gates of Denver, Colo., and Larry and Marilyn Nunemaker of Somerset, Ky.

Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and Tammy Whitis of Eubank, Ky. Maternal great-grandparents are Vernon and Laura Kate Whitis of Eubank and Jacqueline (and the late Clell) Snell of Somerset.

Bentley is welcomed by two sisters, Makayla and Hayley Gates.

She also has several aunts, uncles and cousins: Chad Whitis (and Britani Shoemaker-Whitis) of Somerset, Matthew Gates (and Allison Aker-Gates) of Somerset with son, Calvin Gates; and Katie Gates Cope (and George Cope) of Albuquerque, N.M., with children, GW, Marilyn and Makenna Cope.