ST. CHARLES - Robert and Teresa Willeford Jr. are the parents of their first child, a son, born at 1:50 a.m. Nov. 10, 2004, at St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis. Peyton Lucas Willeford weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20-inches long.
Mrs. Willeford is the daughter of Freddie and Shirley Rutledge of Sikeston.
Willeford is the son of Robert and Charlene Willeford Sr. of Gray Summit and Darlene Parkhurst of Poplar Bluff.
Maternal great-grandmother is Agnes Lama of Scottsboro, Ala.
Paternal great-grandmother is Myrtle Willeford of Fisk.
KANSAS CITY - Jef and Missy Nance are the parents of a daughter, born at 6:57 p.m. Nov. 13, 2004, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City. Laine Sinclair Nance weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 19 1/2-inches long.
The former Missy Lindsey, Mrs. Nance is the daughter of Larry and Bonnie Lindsey of Sikeston.
Nance, son of Loel and Mary Ann Nance of Warrensburg, is an investigator for Zurich.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Henry Jay and Robin Joy Freeman are the parents of their third child, second daughter, born at 2:14 p.m. Dec. 26, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Katelyn Elizabeth Freeman weighed 5 pounds, 15 ounces and was 18 1/2-inches long.
The former Robin Slavings, Mrs. Freeman is the daughter of Richard Slavings and Charlotte Slavings of Benton. She is a technician for Marion Eye Center and Optical in Cape Girardeau.
Freeman, son of Henry and Joyce Freeman of Sikeston and Noreen Becker of Sioux Falls, S.D., is an officer with the Cape Girardeau Police Department.
ORAN - Cynthia Marie Murray is the mother of her first child, a daughter, born at 7:17 p.m. Dec. 29, 2004, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Cadence Mariah Murray weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-inches long.
Grandparents are Mabel Murray and Lorene Murray of Oran and Hank Murray of Morley.