Chamber plans for meet, names winners

Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce will have its traditional Christmas breakfast and program as planned next week. The 7:30 a.m. meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 15, will be held at Twin Oaks. Chamber director Charles Carr, who died unexpectedly Dec. 2, will be commemorated during the breakfast. “Brother Bert” Goodwin will offer a message for the season, and Christmas music will […]

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63, of Union Grove, died unexpectedly Dec. 2, 2010. He was executive director of the Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce at the time of his death. A native of Blount County, he was the son of the late J.C. and Maxine Morton Carr. His father was well known as a former longtime sheriff in this county. Carr was a graduate […]


91, died Wednesday, Dec. ODENE MELISSA GRIFFIN, 91, died Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010, at the Locust Fork residence. She was the widow of Fletcher Griffin to whom she had been married 63 years. She was also predeceased by parents Samuel Eldridge and Nettie Caroline Jones Kennemur. Mrs. Griffin had been a member of Edgewood Missionary Baptist Church more than 30 […]


61, of Oneonta, died Dec. PATRICIA ANN HOGELAND, 61, of Oneonta, died Dec. 5, 2010, at her residence. She was a 1967 graduate of West End High School and was employed with the government 25 years. A native of Alabama, she was the daughter of Bernard Henry Daugette and Juletta Smith Daugette. Surviving are husband Stanley Hogeland; mother Inez Daugette […]


73, of Allgood, died Dec. 1, 2010, at St. Vincent’s Blount. Former owner of a convenience store, he was the son of the late Jesse and Rena Todd Lowe. Others predeceasing him were daughter LuAnn Lowe, sister Ovada Lowe Stephens, and half-brother Ottis Ratliff. Surviving are wife Martha Ann Long Lowe; sons Ed (Karen) Lowe, Carey Lowe, and Jon (Becky) […]


92, of Hayden, formerly of Tarrant City, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. Affectionately known as “Nanny” and “Mrs. Mac,” she was born in East Lake and lived there until moving to Tarrant City with her beloved husband, Cliff “Mr. Mac,” who predeceased her. She was a longtime member of Central Baptist Tarrant and Gethsemane Baptist Hayden. She enjoyed being involved […]


63, of Altoona, died Nov. 29, 2010, at Riverview Regional Medical Center. Born in Blount County, he was the son of Lena Cornelius Robertson of Oneonta and the late William O. Robertson. Surviving besides his mother are wife Judy Robertson; son Chad (Jamie) Robertson of Gadsden; daughter Lori (Jason) Boatfield of Boaz; grandchildren Austin Robertson, Sage Robertson, Rafe Boatfield, and […]


70, a longtime Alabama educator and counselor, died Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010, at her home on the 200-year-old family farm in Arrington, Tenn. She was born in Gadsden but grew up in several north Alabama cities, including Oneonta, where her father, D. S. “Dock” Loyd, was the county agent and her mother, Josephine Story Loyd, was home economics teacher. Mrs. […]


MITTEN TREE IS UP! The Mitten Tree is up at Oneonta Public Library and will remain until Dec. 15 awaiting donations of warm clothing for Blount County children. The donations will be distributed by both the Children’s Center and Hope House. The Mitten Tree has been a project of Amaryllis Garden Club for more than 20 years and has been […]