DEXTER - Victoria Best and James Pullum are the parents of their third child, second son, born at 12:39 p.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Brayden James Pullum weighed 7 pounds, 4 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
Maternal grandparents are Patricia Best and Larry Best.
Paternal grandparents are Myrul Jean Pullum and Oscar Leo Pullum.
The baby's parents are employed by Good Humor-Breyers in Sikeston.
CHARLESTON - Heather Alicia Quinn is the mother of her second son, born at 10:23 a.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Malachi Terrell Quinn weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19-inches long.
Grandparents are Rosie Lee Davis of Charleston and Barry Williams of Sikeston.
DEXTER - Stanton Kyle and Terressa Joann Ash are the parents of their second son, born at 11:58 a.m. Aug. 9, 2004, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Luke Nolan Ash weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 1/2-inches long.
Mrs. Ash is the former Terressa Russell, daughter of Betty and Bob Croney of Sikeston.
Ash, son of Janet Beeson of New Madrid and Jimmy Ash of Marston, is a maintenance technician for the DeWitt Company.
MATTHEWS - Darin Jon and Charlene Raye Proffer are the parents of their fourth son, born at 2:42 p.m. Aug. 10, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Gabriel Lane Proffer weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 22-inches long.
Mrs. Proffer is the former Charlene Whiffen, daughter of Shirley Whiffen of Matthews.
Proffer, son of Mike and Wanda Proffer of Matthews, works on the Darin Proffer Farms.
SIKESTON - John Michael and Tina Ann Abate are the parents of their third daughter, born at 10:21 p.m. Aug. 10, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Angela Rennes Abate weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
The former Tina Houseman, Mrs. Abate is the daughter of Ann and Neal Ford of Karnak, Ill. She is a self-employed PT/LMT in Cape Girardeau.
Abate, son of Donna and Leon Schaffer of Arlington, Texas, is employed by Noranda Aluminum Inc. in Marston.
Maternal great-grandmother is Bertha Caraker of Buncombe, Ill.