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THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Solitary disciples

Background Scripture:Ruth 1:8-18.Devotional Reading:Romans 10:5-13. Increasingly, polls are telling us that in America, England, and Western Europe there are many who, while they believe in God and even perhaps Jesus Christ, they nevertheless feel they do not need the Church and the churches. They are confident that they can be solitary disciples without having to be involved with other Christians. […]

JERRY ALLEN BELLEW,



61, died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, at Armstead, Oneonta. He was the husband of Sherie Ann Kent Bellew. He was a retired welder/fabricator for U.S. Pipe and an Army veteran, having served in Vietnam. He belonged to Hendrix Missionary Baptist Church. Born in Blount County, he was son of the late Tom and Ruby Lucille Payne Bellew. He was also […]

GENE CLEVELAND,



66, of Snead, died Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Mr. Cleveland attended Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He was an avid hunter. He was predeceased by his parents, Hoyt Henderson and Mary Lee Dempsey Cleveland. Surviving are wife Marilyon Cleveland; children Johnny (Monica) Cleveland and Deborah (Keith) Bean of Oneonta; grandchildren Connor, Jackson, and Zoie Cleveland, Kade […]

J.D. DYER,



88, of Walnut Grove, died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. He was husband of Geraldean Dyer and son of the late Sam and Fannie Gunter Dyer. He was also predeceased by daughter Sandra Faye Dyer, granddaughter Rachel Suddath, daughter-in-law Pat Dyer, four brothers, three sisters. Surviving besides his wife are children Jimmy Dyer, Carolyn (Richard) McCay, […]

MARGARET BEASON EURTON,



85, resident of Locust Fork formerly of Pell City, was buried at Jefferson Memorial Gardens Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011. Joey Hill officiated. Mrs. Eurton was predeceased by parents Manly and Gertrude Nelson Beason; husband James W. Eurton; sister Nancy and brothers Charles, William, Robert, and Fred. She is survived by five nieces and two nephews. She was a retiree of […]

FLORENCE JONES GODWIN



of Oneonta died July 23. The family suggested that memorial donations be made to Blount County Children’s Center, P.O. Box 906, Oneonta, AL 35121.

ROBERT NOEL GRIGSBY,



74, retired machinist and truck driver of Walnut Grove, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Born in Blount County, he was son of the late Claude Lafayette and Estha Cleo Copeland Grigsby. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Palm Bay, Fla., and a member of the VFW. Predeceasing him besides his parents were sister […]

BETTY JEAN HOLLIDAY,



67, wife of James Holliday of Snead, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at Anniston Regional Medical Center in Anniston. Born in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances Bates Bailey. Mrs. Holliday was also predeceased by siblings L.C. Bailey, Nina Faye Hawkins, and Gail Hawkins. Surviving besides her husband are son James Lynn (Angie) Holliday and […]

PANSY HOLLIS,



91, widow of Fred Hollis who died in 1995, died Thursday Aug. 4, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. A native of Blount County and resident of Blountsville, she was daughter of the late Frank and Callie Whitworth Weaver. She was a former seamstress with Blue Bell in Oneonta and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Besides her husband and […]


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