SUSAN MOORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL will have kindergarten and new student registration Monday, Aug. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. Parents should provide the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization record (blue slip), and proof of residency. Students and parents are invited to “Meet Your Teacher Night” on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Students and parents are […]



Background Scripture:Psalms 146:1-10; Exodus 21-23; Isaiah 58.Devotional Reading:Luke 4:16-21. In my RSV Bible there are 175 appearances of the word “poor.” Many of these use “poor” as a condition of human experience, while “the poor” is a reference to people who are in that condition of poverty. Despite the frequency of Bible verses dealing with God’s concern with “the poor” […]


90, Morris, died Aug. 1, 2012. Formerly of Oneonta, Mrs. Conn was a member of Fultondale United Methodist Church. She was daughter of Chesley and Drucilla Latham Smith and widow of William Austin Conn. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by grandson Cary Lee Conn. Surviving are son Sammy (Donna) Conn, Oneonta; daughter Linda Conn, Morris; grandsons […]


55, Straight Mountain, died July 31, 2012, at the residence. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her father, Herbert Eugene Sellers, and sister Brenda Odell. Surviving are husband Michael Hicks; mother Marvarene Sellers, Oneonta; son Gary Buford, Hoover; granddaughter Caitline Buford, Hoover; sister Glenda Jordan, Tuscaloosa; father and mother-in-law Andy R. and Carole Hicks, Straight Mountain. Rodney Davis and […]


86, Cleveland, died Aug. 2, 2012, at the residence. Father Lon Horton and mother Louell Gilliland Horton Tidwell predeceased her, as did sisters Alsie Cornelius and Gladys Blackwood. Mr. Horton was a machine operator and attended Green’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He was known as an “all around good guy” who loved hunting, fishing, and sports. Surviving are wife Ossie […]


73, Oneonta, died Aug. 1, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount. She was predeceased by parents George and Elizabeth Scheeler; brother George Scheeler; and husband Frank Pajaron. Surviving are son Frank ( Jane) Pajaron, Blountsville; daughters Victoria (Scott) Risher, Pitts Grove, N.J., and Patricia Pajaron, Cape Cod, Mass.; grandchildren Ryan Risher and Courtney Risher, both of Pitts Grove, N.J., Jessica Pajaron, […]


73, Blountsville, died Aug. 6, 2012, at Cullman Long Term Care. An iron worker in the steel industry, he was son of Hildred and Virginia Stewart Partain, both of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are sons David (Misty) Partain Jr., Cullman, Leslie Brent (Danielle) Partain, Cullman, Richard Daniel (Carie) Partain, Huntsville; grandchildren Lindsay Partain, David “Trey” Partain III, Katelyn […]


58, Altoona, died Aug. 4, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Married to Becky Phillips for 38 years, he was employed with Art Ironworks and enjoyed hunting and fishing with his children and grandchildren. Parents Miles Junior and Lucille Copeland Phillips predeceased him, as did son Joseph Phillips; sister Diane Phillips Box, and brother Kenneth Nash. Surviving besides his wife […]


86, Columbus, Ga., died July 1, 2012, at Muscogee Manor in Columbus. Mrs. Vogt grew up in Blount County and was predeceased by parents John and Bertha Bell Pullen Bowerman and was widow of Leonard Paul Vogt. She worked as a court stenographer at Maxwell AFB in Montgomery and later as a registered nurse in Columbus, Ga. Surviving are sons […]


WYATT MASON WEST was born June 25, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. He weighed 6 lbs 14.6 ounces and was 20 inches long. Parents are Johnathon and Tabitha Boatwright West of Hayden. Grandparents are Dennis and Rhonda Whited Boatwright of Remlap, and Johnny and Terri Kent West of Hayden. Greatgrandparents are Carolyn Bailey, Remlap, the late Rayburn and Wanda […]

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