Births: Josie Jess, William Reynolds



Ashley Murphy and Brandon Jess of Marion are the parents of a daughter born at 11:24 a.m. Dec. 3, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids.

Josie Rose weighed 8.04 pounds, and was 20.5 inches long.

Grandparents are Troy and Natalie Murphy of Long Grove, and Jeff and Joanne Jess of Center Point.

Great-grandparents are Gerry and Pam Murphy of Davenport, Brent and Claudia Dansby of Wadsworth, Ohio, Val and Brenda Jess of New Sharon, and Richard Rockhill of Central City.

Great-great-grandparents are Celeste Murphy of Long Grove, and Joyce Smith of Fremont, Ohio.


William and Kelsey (Dunn) Reynolds of Saint Petersburg, Fla., are the parents of a son born at 6:22 p.m. Dec. 10, 2020, in Tampa, Fla.

William Thomas (Billy) ReynoldsVI weighed 8 lbs., 7 oz., and was 21.5 inches long.

Grandparents are Tracy and Tim Dunn of Galena, Mo., formerly of Eldridge, and Ann and Bill Reynolds of Richmond, Ky.

Great-grandparents are Carol and Jack Dunn of Springfield, Mo., and Rosemary Reynolds of Louisville, Ky.