West Blount hosts first responders class



Lady Redskins roll on; Lady Hornets get revenge

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL

The Oneonta Lady Redskins opened the season as the No. 1 team in Class 4A and last Friday night’s trip to Calera should help to solidify that ranking. Oneonta (10-2) led just 27-25 after the third quarter but outscored the host Eagles 14-8 to win 41-33 over a team that had been getting votes in the 4A poll. Calera (5-3) […]

OF THE SPIIRIIT

THE BIBLE SPEAKS Are we light or darkness?

Background Scripture: John 1:1-14; Ephesians 4:17–5:20. Devotional Reading: Psalms 97. In the last two months I have been deluged with advertisements for “lighting up your property in true Christmas style!” Practically every house on our block and surrounding streets will be similarly lit up “in true Christmas style.” I have to admit that those Christmas lights make for a bright […]

KERRY LEON BATES, 62,



Cleveland, died Dec. 9, 2012. An avid sportsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and Alabama football. He had worked with Meadowcraft for 32 years. Parents Grady and Ara Bates and nephew Brandon Scott Bates predeceased him. Surviving are brother Charles Grady Bates, Pinson; twin sister Karen (Roger) Crouch, Cleveland, and sister Diana ( Tom) Morgan, Remlap; nephew Shane Bates, Pinson; honorary […]

MARTHA JEAN BERRY BRYANT, 78,



Oneonta, died Dec. 8, 2012. Mrs. Bryant was a long-time member of Second Baptist Church and a retiree of the Oneonta City School system. She spent her life nurturing those around her and enjoyed cooking and gardening. She was predeceased by parents Verbon and Susie Berry; husband Earsey Bryant; three grandchildren; and one sister. Surviving are sons David Bryant, Trussville, […]

GEORGE JERRY CROW, 69,



Birmingham, died Dec. 14, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter, Birmingham. Parents George Floyd and Ruby Swann Crow predeceased him. A dog groomer by trade, Mr. Crow had also served in the U.S. Army. Surviving are sister Bobbie Loyd, Oneonta; several nieces and nephews. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

MANDY MAGDALENE DJERIC, 61,



Blountsville, died Dec. 12, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Husband Mirko “Mike” Djeric predeceased her, as did son Lonnie Jean Green, parents Robert and Essie LeCroy Green, brothers Donald Burgess and Virgil Green. Surviving are daughter Jackie (Miguel) Green, granddaughter Lauren Green, and grandson James Green, all of Blountsville; sisters Jane ( Wesley) Hendee and Dorothy Caputo, both of […]

GARRY FARREL GULLEDGE, 63,



Oneonta, died Dec. 14, 2012, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice of Marshall County. A member of World Outreach Center, Mr. Gulledge worked as a truck driver. Mother Mary Mae Kisselburg Gulledge and wife Ovada Louise Simmons Gulledge predeceased him. Surviving are sons Allen Gulledge, Straight Mountain, and Scott Gulledge, Georgia; daughters Angel Gulledge, Kentucky, and Lisa ( Tim) Palmer, Straight Mountain; […]

SHIRLEY RAE HENDERSON HUDSON, 75,



Cleveland, died Dec. 9, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. A member of Nectar United Methodist Church, she was a bus driver for seniors and was one of eight people inducted into the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame as a permanent member. She was predeceased by parents E.C. and Mae Sparks Henderson; brothers Lonnie and Johnny Henderson; and sister […]

JOHNNY RYAN MCGUIRE, 71,



Pinson, died Dec. 9, 2012, at the residence. He was the son of Ora and Lena Blackburn McGuire, both of whom predeceased him. Surviving are wife Faye McGuire; daughters Cindi (Ricky) Davis, Pinson, Tami ( Jeff) Barnes, Phil Campbell, Kathy (Paul) McCurry, Bear Creek; four grandchildren, three great-granddaughters; brother J.P. ( Jackie) McGuire, Trinity; sister Ann Peppers, Athens. Ronnie Graves […]