71, Cleveland, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Brookwood Medical Center, Birmingham. She had worked with Revere Copper and Brass and attended Oneonta Church of God. Ms. Johnson loved children, helping others, and working in her yard. She was predeceased by parents James Webster and Sadie Hicks Clowdus; son Phillip Grant Johnson; brothers Billy Clowdus and James Clowdus; and sister June […]


47, Milton, Fla., died Aug. 21, 2012, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Pensacola, Fla. Formerly of Blount County, Greg was a 1983 graduate of Susan Moore High School. He was predeceased by daughters Montana and Savannah Massey and father Robert Massey. Surviving are daughters Destinie Massey and Sierra Massey, both of Jay, Fla.; mother of his children Annette Massey, Jay, Fla.; […]


39, Boaz, died Aug. 24, 2012, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. Grandparents Vera and Virgil Lusk, Jack VanSandt, and Elmo Denson predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Alicia Nicole Roberts, Boaz; parents Bobby Sr. and Sandra Lusk, Boaz; grandmother Rebecca Cleveland VanSandt, Sherman, Texas; siblings Bobby Bruce Jr. and Nita Davenport Lusk, Attalla, Amanda and Aaron Strange, Brooksville, Abbie and Scott […]


78, Remlap, died Aug. 19, 2012, in a Birmingham hospital. Born in Cuba she was daughter to Maria Correa Cordovez and Otillio Ojeda Alfonso. Prior to living in Remlap, Mrs. Stewart lived in New Orleans, La., and Orlando, Fla. She was an entrepreneur, homemaker, and farmer. After her retirement, she enjoyed time with her family, taking care of animals, and […]


77, Snead, died Aug. 20, 2012, at Riverview Regional Medical Center, Gadsden. Predeceasing him were parents Matthew McKinley and Etta Moore Stover; sons Kenneth “Bo” Stover, Ricky Stover, and Rex Stover; infant daughter; six siblings. Surviving are wife Mary Grace Moore Stover; son Terry (Vicky) Stover, Snead; daughter Denise (Tracey) Stewart, Somerville; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandto children; four sisters; one […]


81, Locust Fork, died Aug. 17, 2012, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. Retired, Mr. Tawbush had served in the U.S. Army, enjoyed traveling, gardening, and time with family. He was a member of Hayden Church of God. Parents Floyd and Lula Wynn Tawbush predeceased him. Surviving are wife Jennie Kimbrough Tawbush; son Johnny (Patricia) Tawbush; daughter Rhonda ( Jimmy) Hallmark; […]


78, Blountsville, died Aug. 23, 2012, at the residence. She was retired from Wrangler and a member of Calvary Baptist Church. Husband Vodie C. Thomas predeceased her, as did parents Nathan F. and Ida Thomas Price; brothers Lester and Harold Price; sisters Eula V. Reliford and Doris Emery. Surviving are daughter Brenda Thomas, Blountsville; granddaughter Vicki (Daniel) Butts, Blountsville; greatgrandchildren […]

Three local authors write Christian-oriented books

Pat Works says she knows her dreams come from God. “Most people think they just dream and have no clue what it means, I know better,” Works says. “I began to realize after God started this process with me in 1989, there’s more to this than just having a dream.” Works says from the beginning she knew her dreams were […]

Church Briefs

QUAKER MEETING FOR WORSHIP AND LUNCH Curious about Quakers? Join them Sunday, Sept. 16, at the Royal Community Center for worship at 11 a.m., and a potluck lunch at noon. A progressive, radicallyinclusive group, they are all about simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and centered living. For the next few months, the group will be reading from the Tao te […]

Expert to present college funding seminar at Oneonta Public Library

Dr. Teri Keel will present a comprehensive lecture on funding mechanisms used to finance both undergraduate and graduate college costs at Oneonta Public Library Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m. The presentation will last until 4 p.m. and will provide opportunities for asking questions about the material presented. Keel holds a Ph.D. in administrative and health sciences research at UAB, […]