Five from county named All-State

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) has released the 2012 All-State Football teams and schools in Blount County had five players named to the first team, including two who are nominated for Back and Linemen of the Year in Class 4A. Oneonta was the top-ranked team in Class 4A in every poll this year and the Redskins, who finished as […]

OF THE SPIIRIIT

THE BIBLE SPEAKS Christ let loose

by Lawrence W. Althouse Background Scripture: Philippians 1:12-30. Devotional Reading: John 3:16-21. In many churches immediately following the 12 nights of Christmas, Jan. 6 is celebrated as the Day of Epiphany, the first day of the Epiphany Season that may last from four to six Sundays, depending upon the date of Easter. I confess that I didn’t even know the […]

INFANT JUAN ALEJO BATZ



died Dec. 26, 2012, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Surviving are parents Amber Norris and Juan Batz Perez, Blountsville, Alejo (Sylvia) Acosta, Oneonta; uncle Santa Acosta; aunts Jasmin Ramirez, Reyna Acosta, all of Oneonta.

CLAUDIA ANNE ‘CAM’ MCCURRY BULLOCK, 64,



Homewood, died Dec. 20, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. A teacher, Mrs. Bullock was predeceased by parents Claude Berry and Margaret Madison Lowery McCurry. She was married to William E. Bullock Jr. Surviving besides her husband are daughters Katharine Pettigo Bullock, Athens, Ga., and Margaret Abney Bullock, Homewood; brother Rob (Lynn) McCurry, Mooresville, N.C.; sister-in-law Ann Bullock ( Jim) […]

DONALD RAY FLOYD, 65,



Blountsville, died Dec. 18, 2012 at the residence. Born in Blount County, Mr. Floyd attended J.B. Pennington High School and worked as a leadman with a poultry company. He was a member of Hendrix Baptist Church. Parents Glispie and Eunice Thelma Cargo Floyd predeceased him, as did four siblings. Surviving are wife Mary Ellen Floyd; son Jeffery (Annette) Floyd, Blountsville; […]

MICHAEL JOHN FRANKS, 57,



Blountsville, died Dec. 18, 2012, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Born in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, he served with the British South African Police. He worked in the banking industry and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Parents John F. and Dorothy Cousins Franks predeceased him. Surviving are wife Debra Franks; sons Michael LeGrande Franks […]

GUY FRENCH, 86,



Oneonta, died Dec. 23, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter in Oneonta. A highly decorated veteran, Mr. French served in the U.S. Army under Gen. Patton, 3rd Army Company E, and the Guy French Armory in Jackson was named for him. He owned and operated the Curb Market for many years. Parents Fred and Frankie Belle Gilbreath French predeceased him, as did […]

STEVE JOHN FROST, 88,



Oneonta, died Nov. 23, 2012, at the residence. Born in Kentucky, Mr. Frost served in the U.S. Army and was a member of Mill Creek Baptist Church in Kettle Island, Ky. He taught chemistry in Kentucky for 25 years and was chief chemist at Y12 nuclear plant in Oak Ridge, Tenn. for 10 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Predeceasing […]

JUAN ‘JOHNNY’ GALVAN, 49,



Blountsville, died Dec. 14, 2012, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. Born in California, Mr. Galvan worked in the construction industry. Father Juan Galvan Sr. and brother Santos Perez predeceased him. Surviving are mother Ramona Galvan DelaRosa, Blountsville; brother Gilbert Galvan, Blountsville; sisters Silvia Galvan Aspeitia, Altoona, and Angela Perez, Vinemont. Paul Mullen officiated the noon service held Dec. 19 […]

JAMES FRANKLIN ‘FRANK’ HEWITT, 90,



Remlap, died Dec. 19, 2012, at Golden LivingCenter in Oneonta. Retired from Vulcan Rivet and Bolt, he also served in World War II from 1941 until 1945. Parents John James Hewitt and Bertie Lee Carlise Hewitt predeceased him, as did son Tommy Hewitt and brother Thomas Hewitt. Surviving are wife Christine Hewitt; sons James Earl Hewitt, Oneonta, and William Charles […]


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