Christian Pharisees?

Background Scripture:Matthew 5:17-26.Devotional Reading:Psalms 32:1-5. If you have ever been uncertain or confused as to what Jesus really taught concerning the Jewish law, you are in good company. And nowhere is that better illustrated than in Matthew 5:17-26. On the one hand, Jesus asserts: “Think not that I have come to abolish the law and the prophets; I have come […]


88, Gadsden resident formerly of the Friday’s Crossing community, died Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. A retired employee of Susan Moore School lunchroom and longtime member of Mount Moriah Primitive Baptist Church, she was wife of Carmon Brothers and daughter of the late Bruton and Essie Murphree King. She was also predeceased by two sisters and […]


68, Oneonta, died at home Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011. Mrs. Eakes was wife of Bennie Joe Eakes and daughter of the late Luther and Bertha Lee Moore Butler. She was also predeceased by brother Billy Butler. Surviving besides her husband are daughter Debbie Lynne ( James) Crane, Trussville; son Kenneth Barkley Summerford, Huntsville; grandchildren Nikki Nix, Cullman, and Joey Cobb, […]


67, a former owner of Blountsville Service Station on Main Street, died Saturday, Oct. 29, at his residence in the New Home community, Holly Pond. A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Grace was stationed in Germany at the Berlin Wall during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a commercial truck driver and a member of New Canaan Baptist Church. He was son […]


94, Rock Springs community, Blountsville, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at TLC Nursing Center, Oneonta. A member of Rock Springs Methodist Church, Mrs. Sandling was daughter of the late William O. and Lillace Neal Williams and widow of Thomas S. Sandling, who died in 1986. She was also predeceased by daughter Mary Hitt, granddaughter Donna Hitt, and brothers Curtis Williams, […]


91, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Oneonta residence. Mrs. Shirley was born May 26, 1920, in Blount County to Johnny and Frances Whited Box. A member of Mount Carmel Baptist Church, she was predeceased by parents, husband Milton Lewis Shirley, and sons Pete Shirley and Junior Shirley. Surviving are daughters Carolyn Shirley Phillips, Oneonta, and Donna Shirley Poole, […]


66, Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Army and machinist for 45 years, died Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, at the Remlap residence. He was currently employed as shop supervisor with ECM, Inc. Born in Columbus, Miss., he was son of the late Roy Chester and Juanita Knight Zeanah and husband of Margaret Anne Blanton Zeanah. Also surviving are daughter Wendy (Patrick) […]


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. REVIVALS […]

Happy Birthday!

Logan Michael Washburn celebrated his 8th birthday Aug. 13 with friends at Cleveland Park. His little sister, Kloey Rhea Washburn, was 1 year old June 8. Kloey celebrated at the home of Barbara Cornelius at Cleveland. The big brother is an Ahonor roll student at Cleveland Elementary. He plays football, baseball, and basketball and loves all sports. The children’s parents […]

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