A fatal misunderstanding

Background Scripture:Mark 8:27-98:1.Devotional Reading:Luke 3:7-18. On my first Holy Land trip in 1974, I noted that the itinerary included Caesarea Philippi. I knew this was where Peter confessed Jesus to be the Messiah, but it didn’t appear to be an important stop. Today, however, it remains an important memory and I realize why Mark tells us simply: “And Jesus went […]


infant daughter of Nicole Nichols and Chris Bradberry of Allgood, died at birth Jan. 24, 2011, at UAB Hospital. Surviving besides her mother and father are sister Christan Grace Bradberry of Allgood; grandparents Irvin and Barbara Dobbs of Allgood, Laurie McLain of Florida, and Larry Mize of Oneonta; great-grandparents Nick and Betty Nichols of Trussville; uncles Ricky Dobbs and William […]


76, Oneonta, died Jan. 27, 2011. He was predeceased by parents Eugene and Jessie Hill Clements; brothers Eugene Clements Jr. and Percy Clements; sister Phyllis Marcelle Thompson; and second wife Annette Snell Clements. Surviving are children Belinda (David) Yother of Vestavia Hills and Gary Clements of Guntersville; their mother Myrle Clements of Albertville; grandchildren Hollie (Matthew) Sipe, Gabriel Clements, Katie […]


73, of Oneonta, died Jan. 24, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. A native of Alabama and a self-employed contractor, he was the son of the late John and Pearl Brothers Galbreath. Brother Billy Galbreath and sister Opal Jones also predeceased him. Surviving are wife Julia Beth Alderson Galbreath; daughters Belinda (Roy) Laughlin of Altoona, Shirley (Lane) Hill of Gadsden, […]


70, of Blountsville, died Jan. 27, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. She was a native of Blount County, a bus driver for Blount County Board of Education, and a member of Cleveland Church of God. Predeceasing her were parents Hubert and Katie Bell Davis Sivley; husband Alvis Gulledge; brother Ray Sivley; and sister Wynell Glispie. Surviving are sons Ronnie […]


75, of Portia, Ark., died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at his residence. Son of the late Thomas and Mildred Hancock Harris, he and his family lived many years in Oneonta, Cleveland, and Locust Fork. Relatives continue to reside in Blount County. He was a Baptist minister, serving churches in Tennessee for many years. He was predeceased by a son and […]


of Springville died Jan. 25, 2011, one day after her 90th birthday, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Born in Kentucky, she was the daughter of William Ruben and Edna Izora Langston Wise. Others predeceasing her were husband of 63 years Howard Melbourne Hodges; brothers William, Charles, Ray, and Daniel Wise and five infant grandchildren. Surviving are children Susan Stephenson of […]


78, of Blountsville, died Jan. 28, 2011, at Falkville Nursing Home. A native of Blount County, she was owner of Hooper Tire Company and a member of Redan Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Benjamin and Betsy Huckabee Craft; husband L.C. “Cleamon” Hooper; brothers Ben Jr., Earl, Jimmy, and Roy Craft; sister Eunice Craft Gerrard. Surviving are sons Richard ( […]


56, of Altoona, died Jan. 25. 2011, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. Born in Alabama, she was a medical transcriptionist. Predeceasing her were father Jack Edwin Linholm, sister Jackie Linholm, and brother Steven B. Linholm. Surviving are mother Betty Sue Smith Linholm; son Jason Love of Oneonta; daughter Lauren Michelle Love Faulkner of Oneonta; four grandchildren; two nieces. Lemley Funeral […]


73, died Jan. 25, 2011, at her residence in Remlap. A native of Blount County, she was a member of Lee’s Chapel United Methodist Church. She and her late husband, James David Plyler, were team drivers for 10 years. She also worked as a resident caregiver for ARC. Her parents were the late John Lester and Ruthie Mae Dunn Doty. […]

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