100, Oneonta, died Dec. 21, 2011, at TLC Nursing Center. Widow of Lamon Louie Ray, she was born in Blount County to the late Zion H. and Martha Crumbley Cornelius. She was also predeceased by son Albert Louie Ray; granddaughter Connie Ray Young; sisters Pearly Mae Cornelius, Evelyn Bailey, Ocie Ola Pope, Ivalee Cornelius; brothers Russell, Earl, Denton, and Odus […]


86, Oneonta, died Dec. 21, 2011. Visitation will be held at the Oneonta Church of God in Christ Friday, Dec. 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 31, at 12 noon at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church in Oneonta. 69, died Dec. 25, 2011, at the Pinson residence. She retired from the Blount […]


79, Straight Mountain, died Dec. 25, 2011 at the residence. Predeceasing him were his parents, Ollie C. and Mae Alexander Wilemon, and brothers Marvin and Wilburn Wilemon. Mr. Wilemon attended Blount County High School, was a lifetime member of Antioch United Methodist Church and Trustee of the Antioch Cemetery for many years. He also served as chairman of the Antioch […]

Church Briefs

PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a watch night service on Saturday, Dec. 31, at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be The Singing Commodores from Blountsville. Refreshments will be served, and church members invite the public to join as they pray the old year out and the new year in. The church is located on U.S. 278 two miles […]


Martha Dickey of Luverne announces the engagement of her daughter, Dara Laine, to Timothy Michael Hale of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Rexton Dickey, and granddaughter of the late Martell and Grace McDougald, and the late Earl and Kate Dickey. She is a graduate of Luverne High School and Auburn University, where she received her doctorate […]


Candy M. Brooks-Hamrick, received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree during commencement exercises held Dec. 16, at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Fla. Dr. Hamrick is the daughter of Curtis Brooks and Pam Patrick of Blountsville. She plans to establish a clinic in Madison. Students must complete four-andone third academic years of clinical and classroom instruction at Palmer’s Florida […]


Best books of 2011

You were such an efficient shopper this year. You remembered everybody on your list: the kids, the spouse, grandma and great aunt Judy. None of the cousins went without a gift this year. You even remembered the neighbors and your boss. But there’s one person you forgot to buy a gift for this year: You. And perhaps it’s a good […]

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