Billy Jo Messex and William Berry, Richwoods, announce the birth of a son, Jason Lee Berry. Born Feb. 22, 2013, at Mercy Hospital Washington, he weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 21 1/2 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Christina Messex and Sammy Messex, Richwoods. Paternal grandparents are Gladys Berry Warden, Alvin Warden and Brian Cain, Potosi. Great-grandparents are Edna and Charles Hammonds, David Day and Garry Messex. Great-great-grandparents are Mary Jane Zekoll and Buddy and Benita Stone.