Matthew and Makensie McDowell of Jena are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Brantley Darren McDowell. He was born at 8:18 a.m., Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at St. Frances Cabrini Hospital in Alexandria. He weighed
9-pounds 3-ounces and measured 21½-inches long. Maternal grandparents are Eric and Patrice Gossett of Many and Julie Gossett of Pineville. Great grandparents are Buddy and Sue Willis of Jena, Margie and Dave Knopp of Shreveport, and Jim and Joni Wiggins of Shertz, Texas.