From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, August 4, 1927

Blount County Vet Has Bullet Removed Our townsman, James R. Jenkins, 80 year old Confederate veteran, underwent an operation at the Ralls Sanitorium in Gadsden on Wednesday of last week for the removal of a Yankee bullet that was fired through his left leg on April 9th, 1865. Mr. Jenkins did not know that the bullet was in his leg. […]


Locust Fork gets (almost) new schedule

Locust Fork head coach Mike Bramblett is looking at a tough schedule for 2012. However, it may not be nearly as daunting as 2011’s turned out to be. The Hornets won the first game of the 2011 season (28-18 over Crossville) but then lost nine games in a row. Only a 28- 16 loss at St. Clair County in Week […]


CANNING CLASS OFFERED The Blount County Extension office will conduct a program on “home food preservation basics.” The program will be Tuesday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Frank Green Building auditorium. The $5 charge for supplies may be paid at the door. Phone 274-2129 by Aug. 2 to register for the class. PRICE DONATION ACCOUNT […]


THE BIBLE SPEAKS On the Lord’s behalf

Background Scripture: 2 Chronicles 18:28-19:11. Devotional Reading: James 2:1-5. When we study scripture – and particularly when the passages have been selected for us – we need to ask ourselves two questions: (1) What was the purpose that motivated the writer to write this passage? and (2) What can this passage say to me about my faith and life in […]

Nila June Baty

NILA JUNE BATY, 76, Cleveland, died July 29, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham. She was coowner of Baty TV, a member of Easley Church of the Brethren, a member of the Quilters Guild, and volunteered for many years at the Blount County Fair. Parents Ernest Price and Edith Headley Price Brown predeceased her. Surviving are husband Tom […]

Kenneth Ray Cone Sr.

KENNETH RAY CONE SR., 63, Angier, N.C., died after a brief battle with cancer. Parents Rhoda Jane and Virgil Lee Cone predeceased him, as did brother Virgil Lee Cone Jr. Surviving are children Stephanie Damery and Kenneth Cone Jr.; grandsons Brent and David Damery; siblings Barbara ( Jack) Halstead, Billy Cone, and Clyde Cone; many nieces and nephews. Chris Cone […]

Annie Bell Dixon

ANNIE BELL DIXON, 76, Oneonta, died July 25, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter. She retired from Tyson Foods as an inspector and was a member of Eagle Rock Ministries at Walnut Grove. She was predeceased by parents John Wesley and Mattie Lou Redding Puckett; husband Gene Dixon; and sisters Bobbie Watkins and Myrtle Johnson. Surviving are son Jeff (Belinda) Dixon, Oneonta; […]

Mary Elizabeth Kitchens Faust

MARY ELIZABETH KITCHENS FAUST, 81, Oneonta, died July 25, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter, Pell City. Born in Blount County, Mrs. Faust was predeceased by parents Rev. Cyrus Kitchens and Lula Mae Stewart Kitchens and husband Green Berry “G.B.” Faust Sr. She was a member of Rosa Methodist Church and the Amicus Club of Oneonta, the Home Demonstration Club, was known […]

Carrine Wright Gibbs

CARRINE WRIGHT GIBBS, 90, Snead, died July 23, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter. She was predeceased by husband A.Q. Gibbs; parents Carr and Mamie Webb Wright; brothers Euel Wright, Roy Wright, Cleo Wright; and sister Lavelle “Sally” Sheffield. Mrs. Gibbs was a faithful, lifetime member of Bethel Baptist Church, never missing Sunday School in 30 years. She was a past Worthy […]

Geniece Bertha Ellis Harvey

GENIECE BERTHA ELLIS HARVEY, 93, Oneonta, died July 23, 2012, at the residence. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years Arlin Harvey; parents Vandiver Frank and Arrie Elizabeth Edge Ellis; and sister Naomi Mount. Surviving are sons Randall (Brenda) Harvey, Gadsden, Niles (Kay) Harvey, Roanoke, Va., Mark ( Jackie) Harvey, Straight Mountain, Tim (Melba) Harvey, Braeyton, Fla., Nick […]