79, Birmingham, died Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East. Son of the late Charlie Henry and Hattie Stanley Smith, Mr. Smith was a retired carpenter, veteran of the Korean War, and member of Cornerstone Life Church of God, Pinson. He was also predeceased by wives Christine Spurling Smith and Doris Imogene Smith; brothers C.L., Wesley Lee, Leon, Carl […]


2-year-old son of Claude Henry “CJ” Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Bailey Williams of Ashville, died Oct. 18, 2011, in Kentucky. Don Garrison officiated services Oct. 24 at Lemley Funeral Chapel, Oneonta, burial following at Ashville Cemetery. Blount County relatives are grandmother Rachel Bailey of Friday’s Crossing and aunt Roxanne (Kevin) Latta of Susan Moore.

County cemeteries added to register

Alabama Historical Commission (AHC) recently added the James Whitley Family Cemetery near Oneonta and the Lamb Cemetery near Susan Moore to the Alabama Historic Cemetery Register. “The cemetery register is a prestigious listing of historic cemeteries in Alabama,” said Lee Anne Wofford, cemetery program coordinator. “The AHC considers the notable historic cemeteries in this register to be particularly worthy of […]

Church Briefs

HOMECOMINGS CALVARY MISSIONARY BAPTIST encourages all former pastors and members to join the congregation in worship on the 28th anniversary of the organization of the church. Homecoming will be Sunday, Nov. 6, with worship at 11:00, noon meal at 12:00, and singing at 1:00. The Steve Beam Family of Arab will be special singing guests. Waylon Thrasher is pastor. SINGINGS […]

Operation Grateful Heart enthusiastic about events for veterans

Operation Grateful Heart is diligently planning and organizing the annual Veterans Dinner and Veterans Day Parade. The Veterans Dinner will be served Friday, Nov. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Oneonta National Guard Armory. The dinner is free to veterans and their spouses and dress is casual or military. Charlie B’s is catering the meal. For reservations, phone Amy Rhudy at […]

The Bookwom Sez

Breast Cancer: 50 Essential Things You Can Do

by Greg Anderson,foreword by Christiane Northrup, M.D.c.2011, Conari Press$16.95 / $18.95 Canada304 pages Though you tried, there was really no way you could ignore it. The first time your fingertips spotted the lump, you were sure it was nothing. Just a little abnormality beneath the skin, probably one of those weird things everybody’s body does now and then. But the […]

A Road Trip to the End of the Earth

(or at least the southernmost tip of the lower 48)

When Keith Burke and Amy Bailey decided to go somewhere this summer, they didn’t take a vacation; they took a road trip. A vacation – planned with attention to details – where, when, how, is what most people do. A road trip, however, evokes dreams of wide open spaces, the wind in your hair, the spontaneity of going where you […]

2011-10-26 E-Edition