Benjamin 'Buddy' and Melody Brinkley of Aiken are pleased to announce the birth of their son, Benjamin William, born July 12, 2005 at University Hospital in Augusta. He made his debut at 12:19 p.m., weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 20 Ú inches long. Grandparents are the late Garland Brown Williams, Carol Ann Williams, Mary Louise Williams, the late Benjamin Brinkley III, and Eileen Eppelsheimer Brinkley. He was welcomed home by big sisters, Eva Grace and Elakyn Noel.