James and Karen Pierce of Sandy, Utah, announce the birth of their daughter, Samantha Diane Pierce. Samantha was born Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at 7:56 a.m. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19-1/4 inches in length.
Maternal grandparents are Kermit and Virgie Cotter of Viola, Ark. Paternal grandparents are James and Mary Pierce of Somerdale, N..J.
Samantha was also welcomed home by her aunt Lisa Neal, Uncle Dennis Neal and cousins Tyler and Alex Neal of Viola.