81, died Jan. 7, 2011. A native of Blount County, he was a logger/trucker. Predeceasing him were parents Grover and Milket Bentley Butts; wife Janice Marie Doyle Butts; sons Larry and Jerry Butts; daughters Brenda Butts and Linda Barton. Grandchildren surviving are Susan Barton, Andy Barton, and Tommy Barton. Dejuan Reese conducted services Jan. 9 at 3 p.m. at Holly […]


91, died Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011, in Cumming, Ga., where he had lived the last 10 years with his daughter Marilan ( Wayne) Everett. A former Blount County resident, he was the last surviving child of the late Asbury and Manervia Blackwood. He was a veteran of World War II, serving from 1944 to 1946 with the Navy aboard USS […]


96, of Remlap, died Jan. 4, 2011, at Golden Living Center, Oneonta. She was a native of Blount County and a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church. Daughter of the late William Henry “Bud” and Josie Cason Locklear, she was married 66 years before his death to Lon Johnson Britt. Others predeceasing her were grandson Donald Dwain Britt Jr. and […]


73, of Oneonta, died Jan. 1, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Birmingham. She was an antiques wholesaler and a member of World Outreach Center in Oneonta. Born in Ragland, she spent most of her life in Gardendale before moving to Oneonta. Predeceasing her were parents Floyd and Sarah Haynes Hawkins; husband Benny Carl Fleming; sisters Alice Coker and Judy Adams; and […]


86, of Tuscaloosa, died Dec. 24, 2010, at VA Freedom Hall Nursing Center. Born and educated in Blountsville, he was the son of the late Pat and Mattie Foster of Blountsville. Others predeceasing him were sisters Azilee Pinyan and Retha Graves, both of Blountsville, and Evelyn Bellenger of Oneonta and brothers Byron Foster and Arvel Foster, both of Florida. Mr. […]


71, died Jan. 1, 2011, at her residence on Skyball Mountain. A Blount County native, she was a former nurses aide at Blount Memorial Hospital. Predeceasing her were parents Thomas and Mary Hathcock Hartley and grandparents Nathan and Savannah Hathcock, who reared her. She was of the Baptist faith and loved to read and watch westerns. Surviving are husband R.A. […]


69, died Dec. 29, 2010, at his Cleveland residence. A native of Blount County, he was a mechanic/truck driver and a member of Nectar United Methodist Church and Birmingham Deaf Club. He especially loved workworking and animals and enjoyed being with his grandchildren. Predeceasing him were parents Chalmers Wilson “C.W.” and Helen Cornelius Hudson. Surviving are wife Margaret Garren Hudson; […]


90, of Albertville, died Jan. 5, 2011, at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab-Cobb, Marietta, Ga. An avid runner since the age of 59, she received more than 50 trophies for her racing efforts and normally finished in the top five of her age group. Predeceasing her were husband Joe Ray Miller; son Bill J. Miller; parents Gordon and Laura Gunnels […]


77, of Cleveland, died Jan. 2, 2011, at UAB Hospital. A native of Blount County, he was a member of Cleveland Church of Christ and Cleveland Masonic Lodge. A retired heavy equipment operator, he had operated a crane at TCI Steel, had worked for Calvert & Marsh Coal Company, and had been selfemployed as a bulldozer operator. Predeceasing him were […]


88, of Oneonta, died Jan. 7, 2011, at TLC Nursing Center. A native of Blount County, she was predeceased by parents Jasper L. and Eva Marlow Tidwell Jordan; husband Donald Lee Tabor; daughters Elora Chandler Eastridge and Ora Chandler; son Bobby Lynn Chandler; brothers Willie Eugene Jordan and C.R. Jordan; sisters Dorothy Ruby King, Mary Francis Holloway, Helen Ruth Lindley, […]