Tina and Gerad Armstrong of White Hall announce the birth of a daughter, Marissa Joy, on Dec. 29 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Medical Center at Little Rock. Grandparents are Bruce Jones of Hamburg, Pam Jones of Hot Springs and Terry Armstrong of Wasilla, Alaska.

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Samuel and Kerra Flemmons of Sheridan announce the birth of a son, Brentley Edward, on Jan. 5 at Jefferson Regional Medical Center. Grandparents are Bobby and Nancy Ratterree of Sheridan, Lucy Flemmons of Pine Bluff and the late Samuel Flemmons. Great-grandparents are Don and Earnestine Bailey of Sheridan, Margaret Ratterree of Pine Bluff and the late Winfred Ratterree.