Blount County Predators win state

The Blount County 10 and under All-Star Predators are undefeated going into the World Series this week. Last month, the Predators became state champions at Liberty Park where they outscored their opponents 63-0 in the state tournament.


Last words

Background Scripture:2 Samuel 22—23:7; 1 Chronicles 18:14.Devotional Reading:Isaiah 32:1-8. 1 Samuel 23:1 begins, “Now these are the last words of David: The oracle of David who was raised on high. The anointed of the God of Jacob, the sweet psalmist of Israel.” That does not necessarily mean that these were the last words he spoke, but the last oracle he […]


86, Oneonta, died July 8, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount. Known by most as L.D., he was born to Luther D. Sr. and Bertha Smith Bentley, who predeceased him, as did sister Martha Bentley Lovelady. He attended Blount County schools, then graduated from Gulf Coast Military Academy in Gulfport, Miss., then served with the U.S. Navy. After the war, he […]


70, Oneonta, died July 5, 2012, at the residence. A farmer who raised tomatoes and loved to fish and hunt, he was son to Bain and Mattie Wilma Washburn Gilliland who predeceased him. Brother Malton Talmadge Gilliland also predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Melissa Gilliland, Oneonta; granddaughter Lannie Gilliland, Oneonta; sister Betty Sue (Edward) Copeland, Straight Mountain. Freddy Kenner officiated […]


73, Horton, died July 4, 2012, at the residence. Married to Doris Beasley Hamby for 51 years, he was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, and the Blount County and Alabama Cattleman’s associations. Parents P.E. and Evelyn Pearman Hamby and brother Willie T. Hamby predeceased him. Surviving besides his wife are daughter Ginger (Robert) Wright, Douglas; son Lamar (Kim) Hamby; […]


48, Snead, died July 6, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was son to the late Grady Sr. and Eloise Green Hathcock. Son Bryan Keith Hathcock also predeceased him. Surviving is wife Wanda Brown Hathcock; sons Michael Hathcock, Oneonta, Larry Lee Hathcock Jr., Altoona; grandchildren Derick Ray, Haley, Kimberly, Trae, Alyssa, and Cheyenne Hathcock; siblings Grady Jr. ( […]


76, Remlap, died July 6, 2012, at the residence. She was wife to the late Charles Edward Howard, and owner-operator of H&M Building Contractors for 20 years. She was a member of Oneonta First Baptist Church, and loved gardening and her flowers. Parents James Alexander and Ruby Elizabeth Treptau Speegle also predeceased her. Surviving are son Ronald (Rebecca) Howard, Remlap; […]


77, Locust Fork, died July 1, 2012, at Attalla Health Care & Rehab. Born in Blount County, she was the daughter of Alton Newport and Lela Florence Savage McCay, who predeceased her, as did brother Talmadge Eugene McCay. She was a retired seamstress with Blue Bell and a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church. Surviving are brothers Charles (Annette) McCay, […]


57, Oneonta, died July 2, 2012, at the residence. A heavy equipment operator, Mr. Nobles loved to fish and hunt. Parents Fletcher Adolph Sr. and Edith Mildred Lee Nobles predeceased him, as did sister Juanita Nobles and brother Neal Nobles. Surviving are wife Vickie Sue Nobles; children Michelle Miller (Chad) Davis, New Salisbury, Ind., Mindy Miller Lowery, Ashville, Amie Melissa […]


91, Oneonta, died July 3, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter. She worked as a cashier at the old Neely Theater and was a member of Second Baptist Church in Oneonta. She was predeceased by husband Willie Owen; parents Wortha F. and Mary Belle Bearden Tolbert; five siblings. Surviving are daughter Margaret Ray, Arab; granddaughter Lisa Ray (Harold) Reaves, Arab; grandsons Lamar […]

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