CHARLESTON - Larry Rand and Michelle Thompson Brazel are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 6:49 p.m. Jan. 16, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Thomas Rand Brazel weighed 7 pounds and was 20 1/2-inches long.
The former Michelle Thompson, Mrs. Brazel is the daughter of Tommy and Joyce Thompson of New Madrid. She is administrator for the New Madrid County Health Department.
Brazel, son of Larry and Beechy Brazel of Charleston, is a self-employed farmer.
Maternal great-grandparents are Dolly Beavers and the late Ed Beavers and the late Lennie and J.R. Thompson.
Paternal great-grandparents are Mae Marshall, Carmen Brazel and the late Elbert Brown and J.R. Brazel.
ESSEX - John B. and Lisa D. Taylor are the parents of their second daughter, born at 7:43 a.m. Jan. 19, 2005, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Rylee Michelle Taylor weighed 9 pounds, 1 ounce and was 20 1/2-
Mrs. Taylor is the former Lisa Tilley, daughter of Charles and Sharon Tilley of Essex and is a teacher for Richland Elementary School.
Taylor, son of Bayless and Vickie Taylor of Dexter, is employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation.
ORAN - Kelly N. and Valerie A. Phillips are the parents of their second child, first son, born at 10:49 p.m. Jan. 19, 2005, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Kasey Duane Phillips weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and was 20 1/2-inches long.
The former Valerie Jones, Mrs. Phillips is the daughter of Carol and Mike Decker of Oran and Bill and Pat Jones of Portland, Ore. She is a cashier for the Oran Kwik Shop.
Phillips, son of Carla and Benny Ray of Oran and Rick and Tammy Phillips of Sikeston, is a welder for Manac Trailers.