57, Gallatin, Tenn., died Oct. 1, 2012. Born in Jefferson County, she was the last of nine children born to William Clifton and Edna Barnett Gaither, both of whom predeceased her. She was known to be a warm, caring, and devoted person. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by sisters Ilene Crawford, Della Dean Abbott, and Jodie Palermo; nephews […]


90, died Oct. 5, 2012. She was predeceased by husband Herman L. Simmons; son Dicky L. Simmons; grandson Terry Louis Simmons; parents LaFayette and Katherine Byars Frye; brother Houston Frye; sister Ann Fearnley; son-in-law Jim Armstrong; and nephew Johnny Frye. Mrs. Simmons worked as a welder in Oregon shipyards after the war and a machine operator and manager of a […]


63, Bessemer, died Sept. 22, 2012, at Baptist Princeton Hospital, Birmingham. Formerly of Blount County, Mr. Snow was predeceased by parents Marshall L. and Georgie P. Bartlett Snow. Surviving are sisters Louise (Billy) Harrison, Bessemer, Lois Moore, Bessemer, Martha (Norman) Putman, Oneonta; brothers E.E. Snow, Holly Springs, J.L. (Peggy) Snow, Oneonta, Jack Snow, Ashville, Johnny (Donna) Snow, Oneonta. Wayne Allcorn […]


50, Blountsville, died Oct. 3, 2012, at Huntsville Hospital. Parents R.C. and Ivy Marie Howell Thomason predeceased him, as did brothers Jimmy Ray and Johnny Ray Thomason, and sister Rachel Howell. Mr. Thomason was a carpenter and attended Highrock First Congregational Methodist Church. Surviving are son Randall Thomason, Snead; granddaughter Ava Marie Thomason; brothers Tommy Lee Thomason, Nectar, Barry Wayne […]


66, Remlap, died Oct. 1, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Husband M.L. Tyree predeceased her, as did parents Albert Jesse and Rosa Belle Tyler Lewis. A beautician, she had also worked at Carraway Methodist Medical Center, and was of the Church of God faith. Surviving are sons Eric (Dana) Brown, Brookside, William Tyree, Remlap; five grandchildren; five greatgrandchildren. […]


Chad and Kelly Gibson of Walnut Grove announce the coming marriage of their daughter Kristen Gibson to Tyler Gilliland, son of Phillip and LeeAnn Gilliland of Snead. The bride-elect is employed with Hometown Bank in Oneonta. The prospective groom is employed with Snead Ag in Snead. The wedding will take place Saturday, Oct. 13, at 3 p.m. at the First […]

Senior centers receive money for computers

Clay Scofield, 9th District State Senator, recently granted $2,000 to the Snead and Blountsville Senior Citizen Centers. The grant is intended to go toward education, so the seniors will use the money to buy computers. “I appreciate senior citizen centers and the services they provide for the seniors of Blount County,” Scofield said. “I’m happy I was able to help […]

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