William Ray Horsley Sr.

WILLIAM RAY HORSLEY SR., 75, Locust Fork, died July 30, 2012, at the residence. A self-employed plumber, he was an avid horseman and attended Locust Fork Baptist Church. Parents Eura James and Minnie Mae Owens Horsley and brothers Earl and Ray Horsley predeceased him. Surviving are wife Kathy Darden Horsley; daughters Lisa Baker, Locust Fork, and Kristin Hodges, Birmingham; son […]

Jimmy Wayne Isbell

JIMMY WAYNE ISBELL, 43, Oneonta, died July 26, 2012, in Jefferson County. He was an electrician employed with Lloyd Electric. Surviving are mother Eva Gentry, Oneonta; father Clayton Isbell, Wilsonville; son Jacob Isbell, Moody; brothers Kevin (Sherry) Isbell, Pinson, and Keith (Denise) Isbell, Cullman; niece Shelby Isbell, Pinson. Alan Isbell officiated the memorial service at 5 p.m. July 30 at […]

Linda McNish

LINDA MCNISH, 63, Arab, died July 28, 2012, at Marshall Medical Center North. Survivors are son Jerry Price, Waco, Texas; grandchildren Justin and Wade Price; brothers Ronald Sparks, Patrick (Gina) Sparks; sister Dijuana ( James) Lefurgey, all of Texas; cousins James (Angie) Martin, Carol ( Jeff) McCay; uncles Tom (Carolyn) McDaniel, Arthur (Sarah) McDaniel. Thomas McDaniel and Jeff McCay will […]

Vera Nell Sullins

VERA NELL SULLINS, 83, Blountsville, died July 25, 2012, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was a member of Fowler Springs Baptist Church. Husband Buster Sullins predeceased her, as did parents Hubert W. and Tura Owens Terry and sisters Bonnie Ruth Nix and Marie Blankenship. Surviving are daughters Darnell Stair, Madison, Launita ( Jerry) Warnick, Blountsville, Joyce (Don) Griffin, Blountsville; […]


JAMES CHRISTOPHER LONG was born at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika on June 18, 2012. James, who weighed 7 lb. 9 oz. and measured 20 inches long, was welcomed by parents Chris and Candy Long and big sister Anna Grace of Auburn. Grandparents are Don and Martha Jones of Blountsville and Wayne and Lyda Long of Collierville, Tenn. Great-grandparents […]


David and Mindy Egan and big brother Logan are pleased to announce the birth of Glendon Othaniel Egan, born June 15, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Birmingham. Glendon weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and measured 20 inches long. Grandparents are Buddy and Mot Egan of Highland Lake and Broyce and Brenda Wester of Oneonta.

Five generations

Baby Berkley Davis Franks, born June 4, 2012, is held by great- great- grandmother Lucille Evans. Berkley is the daughter of Taylor Ragsdale Franks (left), also pictured is great-grandfather Johnny Evans and grandmother Stacy Evans Ragsdale.

Area student participates in Alabama Youth Leadership Forum

Ashley Blankenship, a 2012 graduate of Hayden High School, was chosen to attend the 14th annual Governor’s Youth Leadership Forum held last month on the campus of Troy University that was sponsored by the Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services (ADRS), Troy University, the Governor’s Office on Faith-Based Initiatives, and the Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities. Delegates are chosen through a […]

Pre-planning funerals helps decisions

When a loved one dies, grieving family members and friends must make dozens of decisions about the funeral – all of which are done quickly and under great emotional stress. Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars arranging more than two million funerals for family members and friends. The increasing trend toward pre-need planning – making funeral arrangements in advance […]

Church Briefs

NECTAR BAPTIST CHURCH will hold revival services Aug. 5-10. Sunday service will begin at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday services will begin at 7 p.m. Evangelist is David Harper; pastor is Roger Robertson. JONES CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will celebrate Homecoming Sunday, Aug. 5, with lunch at noon and singing at 2 p.m. Special singers will be the Carmel Family […]

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