72, Blountsville, died March 5, 2012, at the residence. Born in Blount County to Clarence and Thelma Dollar Lowe, Mr. Lowe was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a welder by trade and was also an avid fisherman who loved dogs. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by wife Shirley Lowe Price; brother Cecil Lowe; and sister […]


70, Royal community near Blountsville, died March 8, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham. Born in Taft, Tenn., he was the son of Decie Thompson Massey, Birmingham, and the late Grady H. Massey. He was a retired meat cutter. Besides his father, he was predeceased by granddaughters Savannah Massey and Montana Massey. Surviving besides his mother are wife […]


11, Huntsville, died March 9, 2012, at the residence. Born on Dec. 28, 2000 in Boaz, he was the son of Scott and Christy Crow Smith. Surviving besides his parents are grandparents Drenda Gardner, Lacey’s Spring, Dave and Charlotte Cornutt, Huntsville, Stewart Smith, Attalla, and Dennis Crow, Eastaboga; great-grandparents Robert and Jean Phillips, Attalla, and Frances D. Crow, Eastaboga; aunt […]


age 87 of Oneonta, Alabama passed away on March 9, 2012. Mrs. South was preceded in death by her mother Ada Green Reeves and father Virgil Reeves of Oneonta, husband Roger South Sr. and brothers Dallas Reeves and Tooney Reeves. She is survived by her three children: Dianne (Gerald) Gilliland, Trecia ( James) Denney, and Roger South Jr. (Ronda); grandchildren […]


89, Trafford, died March 2, 2012, at the residence. A Blount County native, Mrs. Vaughn was daughter of Robert Anderson and Lena Richey Huffstutler. She was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church and loved fishing, flowers, quilting Alabama quilts, church, and shopping at Walmart. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by husband Lester Franklin Vaughn. Surviving are son Vernon […]


70, Hayden, died March 10, 2012 at the residence. Born in Cullman County, he was the son of Johnny and Leona Boone Watson. Mr. Watson was a truck driver and member of Trinity Pentecostal Church of Hanceville. He loved riding horses, farming, and working yards. Besides his parents, he was also predeceased by brothers James “Shorty” and Buddy Watson; and […]

Clevelands celebrate 50th Anniversary

Conway and Ann Stephens Cleveland of Little Shenendoah celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sunday, March 4, with a reception hosted by their children at First Baptist Church of Hayden, where Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland are members. Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland both grew up in Dade City, Fla., and attended Pasco High School there. After they were married, they moved to […]


Mr. and Mrs. Glen Orton of Pleasant Grove announce the coming marriage of their daugther Jillian Shae to Jason Daniel Hays, son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Hays of Oneonta. Miss Orton is a 2002 graduate of Pleasant Grove High School and attended Shelton State in Tuscaloosa, where she received her degree in nursing. She is employed with Noland Hospital […]

Church Briefs

FAIRVIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH on Straight Mountain will hold revival services March 21-23 at 7 o’clock each evening. Larry Smith is evangelist, Jack Thomason is pastor. WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH will have its monthly singing Sunday, March 18, at 2 p.m., featuring the Royal Masters. The church is located in Palmerdale on Terry Heights Road. James Turner, singing chairman, Johnny […]

New artists bring riot of color to Frank Green ‘gallery’

Two unusually colorful showings by local artists are on display in the Frank Green Office Building, where the spacious lobby was converted last year into an adjunct art gallery of sorts by Memorial Museum curator Amy Rhudy. Some 150 different works by about 15 local artists and photographers have been displayed so far. The new showing will be on display […]