Brandyn was born on July 28 at Murray-Calloway County Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long.
His grandparents are Johnna Smith and Rick Lavender of Benton. His great- grandparents are Gayle Edwards of Almo, Jessie and Bill Lavender of Genoa, Ill. and Victoria Dingess of Cario, W.Va. He has one brother, Samuel Hogeman.