71, Holly Springs, died Feb. 19, 2012, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. Born in Blount County, she was predeceased by parents Darius Henry and Cora Sue Sivley Brand; husband J.B. Owens; and brother William Hershel Brand. Mrs. Owens was known as one who could do anything she set her mind to – she mentored her children by her example of hard […]


67, Cullman, died Feb. 14, 2012, at UAB Palliative Care. Born in Jefferson County, he was son of Odis and Lula Mae Bennett Whittington. Mr. Whittington was a heavy equipment operator for Southern Ready Mix and loved to fish. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by brother Jerry Whittington and sisters Eloise Long and Mary Jean Freeman. Surviving are wife […]


91, Oneonta, died Feb. 12, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Born in West Virginia, she was daughter of Andrew Frank Wead and Pearl Iniz Price Wead and wife of Charles Williams, all of whom predeceased her. Mrs. Williams was a reastaurant manager at El Palacio for 10 years and loved to play bingo at Golden Living Center. Besides her […]

Church Briefs

NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP RENEWED STUDENT MINISTRIES presents HEE HAW Sunday, Feb. 26, at 5 p.m. Tickets: $8 adults and $4 ages 8 and under. Country ham, corn on the cob, peas, cornbread, homemade pie, and live entertainment by the youth. Purchase tickets in advance by contacting Torey Hayes at 353-1392 or Ken Wren at 681- 4536 or 353-2274. This is […]

50th Anniversary

The children and grandchildren of Seburn and Pat Johnson invite friends and family to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Sun., Feb. 26, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., at Nectar Baptist Church fellowship hall. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were married on Feb. 23, 1962. Your attendance is your gift.

Quilting Class


Mark and Terrie Gargus of Oneonta, announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Holly Danielle Gargus, to David Richard Mann, son of Charles and Kay Mann of Cullman. The bride-elect is granddaughter of Lawrence and Lynnette Moore of Springville and Joan Gargus and the late Bill Gargus of Oneonta. She is a graduate of Oneonta High School and […]


Robert and Rebecca Glandon of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter Casey Eileen Glandon to Skyler Keith Jones, son of Annette and Mark Doss of Oneonta, and the late Keith Jones of Blountsville. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Billie Gaddy and the late Kenneth Gaddy of Oneonta, and the late David and Shirley Carroll of […]

Sheriff ’s department gets military vehicles