Birth announcements

Brown

Davona and Dave Brown, of Buchanan, are the parents of a daughter, Karen Marie Brown, born 7:42 p.m. Nov. 15, 2018.

She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 22.25 inches long.

Her siblings are Annie Brown, 11, William Brown, 5 and Mary Frances Brown, 2.

Brant-Stafford

Ember Brant and Daniel Stafford, of Niles, are the parents of a daughter, Stella Stafford, born 4:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 2018.

She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.

Grandparents are Jon Brant, Julie Soales and Boyd Nutting, of Niles. Paternal grandparents are David and Chandra Stafford, of Niles. Great-grandparents are Mary Soales, of Niles and Lynn and Mike Norred, of Niles, and Cathy Messner, of Edwardsburg, and Pennie and Lew Carrington, of Berrien Springs.

Layman-Jarquin

Eve Layman and Edwin Jarquin, of Eau Claire, are the parents of a daughter, Elaina Jarquin, born 8:05 a.m. Nov. 19.

She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 20 ½ inches.

Her siblings Elsie Jarquin, 2; Kylo Jarquin, 2; Luke Jarquin, 3; Nala Jarquin, 4 and Chevy Jarquin, 4.

Maternal grandparents are Larry and Dina Layman, of Sodus. Paternal grandparents are Maria Belen Rosado, of Sodus. Maternal great-grandparent is Nancy Trail, of Eau Claire.

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