Golden anniversary

Joseph and Jean Price will celebrate their 50th anniversary Oct. 28, 2011. Joe Price is a graduate of Berry School in Georgia. He enlisted in the Army in 1956, served two tours in Vietnam and one in Korea, and retired as master sergeant in 1978 after 22 years’ service. He then worked for Walmart in Oneonta for more than 19 […]

Golden anniversary

Carolyn Talley, daughter of Ollen S. and Lucille White Talley, and Charles E. Hill, son of J.C. and Ruby Lee Stevenson Hill, were married Oct. 29, 1961, by Rev. John Talley at Pine Bluff Baptist Church, Locust Fork. Both attended Locust Fork High School. Children of the couple invite friends and relatives to a reception celebrating their parents’ golden anniversary […]


REAGAN MURPHREE of the Appalachian FFA competed in July in the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Roundup. Her steer was champion of its division and third overall market animal of the entire show.


BLOUNT COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet Thursday, Nov. 3, at 1 p.m. instead of Nov. 7. BLOUNT COUNTY EDUCATION RETIREES ASSOCIATION will meet Friday, Oct. 28, at 10:30 a.m. at Charlie B’s. Judy Underwood, Oneonta Police Department, will speak on “Protecting Ourselves.” FREE LEGAL CLINIC Blount County Bar Association will conduct a free legal clinic Thursday, Oct. 27, from […]


The secret of being blessed

Background Scripture:Matthew 5:1-12.Devotional Reading:James 5:7-11. Just when you may have concluded that wisdom literature in the Bible is confined to the Old Testament, along comes Matthew 5 with New Testament wisdom. You’ve known these verses as The Beatitudes standing at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount (Mt. 5:3- -7:27). The purpose of Jesus is to instruct his disciples […]


85, Blountsville, died Monday, Oct. 17, 2011, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. A Blount County native of the Baptist faith, Mr. Butts was a retired employee of Sirco System. He was predeceased by parents Cleveland and Ethel Smith Butts; son O’neal Butts; and brothers Thurman, James, Waymon, and Jerry Butts; and sister Ora Hamm. Surviving are wife Virginia Cornelius Butts, […]


93, one of the few remaining World War II Army veterans, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. The Remlap resident had retired as general foreman with U.S. Pipe Foundry after 34 years’ employment. Mr. Cook was a member of Hewitt-North Birmingham Lodge #519 and New Life Fellowship Church. He was predeceased by parents Arthur and Farrie […]


58, Oneonta, died Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Chaplain at Tyson Foods and domestic violence counselor for the Hope House, he earlier pastored Calvary Baptist Church for 15 years. The Rev. Gesauldo held a bachelor’s degree in psychology and religion and a master’s in ministry arts. Son of the late Ramon Sr. and Irma Mena Gesaudo, he […]


75, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the Snead residence. A member of Nixon Chapel United Methodist Church, Mrs. Morton was wife of Lawrence Jyles Morton and daughter of the late Edwin Dee and Zella Taylor Currier. She was also predeceased by brother Lloyd Currier. Surviving are her husband, sons John (Stacey) Morton and Don Morton and daughters Janice Campbell, […]


of Straight Mountain died Oct. 12. In his obituary, published in this newspaper last week, J.D. Moss was named as an officiator of the funeral; that should have been J.D. Morris.

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