Sam and Erin Echavarria of Rhome announce the birth of a son, Joseph Samuel, on Dec. 9, 2013, at Wise Regional Health System in Decatur.
He weighed 8 pounds and was 19-3/4 inches long.
He has one brother: Luke, 6; and one sister: Grace, 4.
Grandparents are John and Darlene Moroney of Springfield, Ill., and Jose and Cathy Echavarria of Oaklawn Ill.
Great-grandparents are Al and Anita Echavarria of Chicago.