80, Snead, died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. A member of Bethel Baptist Church, Mrs. Sparks was born Aug. 11, 1931, in Alabama to Homer Frank and Maggie Hogeland Wood. She was predeceased by parents, husband Earnest Sparks, daughters Janie Austin and Margaret Corson, and brother Coy Copeland. Surviving are children Carolyn (Hoyt D.) Robertson, Oneonta, […]


80, farmer of Oneonta, died Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011, at the residence. Born June 30, 1931, in Alabama, Mr. Whited was predeceased by parents J.C. and Emma Rickles Whited, son Ricky Whited; brother Thomas Edwin Whited, and sister Pearl Trinkle. He was husband of Villa Dell McHan Whited and was a member of Green’s Chapel Presbyterian Church. He is also […]


84, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2011, at the Altoona residence. Mrs. Woodard was wife of Coy F. Woodard and daughter of the late Jesse Thomas and Ozella Broughton Smith. Of the Baptist faith, she especially enjoyed gardening. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by brothers Neal, Ken, and Billy Smith and sister Jean Woodard. Surviving are her husband, daughters Janet […]


SINGINGS NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have Chosen Generation as the special singing group for the monthly singing Sunday, Nov. 27, at 1:30 p.m. Tommy Riggs is pastor. Verbon Lancaster is song chairman. Everyone is welcome. Lunch will be served after morning service. SPECIAL EVENTS PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will host Christmas open house for parade-goers Thursday, Dec. […]


Lindsay JoAnne Phillips of Oneonta and James Thomas Kelley of Winter Park, Fla., were married June 25, 2011, in a six o’clock ceremony officiated by Dr. Larry P. Gipson and Reverend Richard M. Walsh at First Baptist Church Oneonta. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Cheryl Phillips, Oneonta, and the granddaughter of the late Kenneth and Evelyn Wester, […]


Catherine Melissa Lee and Cody Jackson Joiner, both ofHayden,weremarriedJuly16,2011,ina6o’clock ceremony officiated by Sonya Humber at Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. The bride is the daughter of Butch and Cathy Lee, Hayden, and the granddaughter of John Godwin of Cropwell, the late Hilda Godwin, and Pat and Horace Lee, Hayden. The groom is the son of Cindy Joiner of Hayden and Chris […]

New artists on display at Frank Green Building

Art work by three new artists is now on display at the Frank Green Building auditorium lobby. Showing are works by artists Robert Ham, Gloria Eubanks Waters, and Kitty Ludolf. The exhibition will be on display through December. Robert Ham, retired researcher and teacher, currently working in real estate sales Dr. Ham has had an extensive career in science, ranging […]


Come one, come all The 2011 Altoona Christmas Parade will take to the streets Friday, Dec. 2, at 7 p.m., the night following Blount County’s in Oneonta. That means you can go to them both. How’s that for welcoming the Yuletide? At Altoona, you’ll see The University of Alabama’s Big Al, Auburn University’s Aubie, more college and corporate mascots, classic […]

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