72, Blountsville, died Sept. 14, 2012, at Altoona Health and Rehab. Born in Blount County, she was daughter of Lee Edward “Ponto” and Pearl Adams Smith, both of whom preceded her in death. She was also predeceased by son B.R. Glispie Jr.; brothers Blenard Smith and Bob Smith; and sisters Doris Lance and Linda Bradshaw. Surviving are husband Bobby Glispie; […]


Oneonta, 92, Oneonta, died Sept. 11, 2012. “Mrs. Pat,” as she was known, was a devoted member of Centre United Methodist Church, a member of the Eastern Star, and long-time supporter of Susan Moore High School Booster Club and PTA. She worked during World War II at a munitions plant in Talladega. Husband of 45 years Cordell Cleveland Hood predeceased […]


92, Oneonta, died Aug. 31, 2012, at the residence. Known to many as “Lil,” “Liz,” and “NaeNae,” she worked for many years as the cook for Sheriffs A.S. Bains and J.C. Carr. She also volunteered with the Blount County Aging Program. Husband Frank P. Kyle predeceased her, as did parents John Henry Young and Laura Young Pinkard, five siblings, and […]


75, Blountsville, died Sept. 10, 2012, at the residence. Of the Baptist faith, Mrs. McGlaughn was predeceased by husband Freddie McGlaughn, parents Reece and Ruby Smith Foster, daughter Diane McGlaughn, granddaughter April Smith, and brother Frank Foster. Surviving are sons David ( Joice) Williams, Snead, James Foster and Jason ( Jessica) McGlaughn, both of Susan Moore; daughters Karon (Allen) Bailey, […]


74, Oneonta, died Sept. 14, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter. Husband Ollen Ray Ratliff predeceased her, as did parents Robert Hamilton and Clara Lucille Parsons Whittle. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneonta. Surviving are son Robert ( Teresa) Ratliff, Montgomery; daughter Laura Whitley, Oneonta; grandchildren James Ray (Natalie) Whitley, Snead, and Jordan Ratliff, Troy/Oneonta; great-grandson Jackson […]


47, Blountsville, died Sept. 10, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Surviving are daughter Lacy Baraglia, Decatur; grandchild Koby Levi Patterson, Florida; father Jimmy Norris, Tennessee; mother Patsy Davis, Blountsville; brother Kenneth (Lisa) Norris, Tennessee; sisters Sabrina (Wayne) Murphry, Blountsville, and Elizabeth Price, Florida. Michael Murphree officiated the 5 p.m. memorial service Sept. 13 at Fowler Springs Baptist Church. Blountsville […]

County PALS poster contest winners

In April, the Blount County PALS (People Against a Littered State) invited all Blount County fifth-graders to participate in the county poster contest. The first, second, and third place winners of each county school were entered in the PALS Alabama poster contest. The students were asked to create posters with the theme “Kids Against Litter.” Seven county students placed in […]

Church Briefs

PLEASANT MOUNT AND PARK AVENUE BAPTIST churches will present Gold City in concert Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2 p.m. at Pleasant Mount Baptist Church. The church is located at 250 Pine Mountain Circle on Pine Mountain. Phone Norm Basden at 994-0988 or Terry Perrin at 353-1260 for more information. NEW HOME #1 MISSIONARY BAPTIST will have its fourth Sunday singing […]

Sweet potatoes top five pounds

Expanding Horizons distributes certificates of appreciation

At the Sept. 4 Blount County Board of Education meeting, Mitchie Neel, executive director of the Blount County Education Foundation, recognized many people and organizations who aided Expanding Horizons. Expanding Horizons, a project of the Blount County Education Foundation, provides summer library access and summer camp opportunities across the county for students in all grades. This summer, 13 camps were […]

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