Adamsville, died March 3, 2013, at the residence. A Blount County native, Mrs. Hathcock was the daughter of James Wesley and Beulah Elizabeth Faulkner Endsley, both of whom preceded her in death. A homemaker, she was saved at Mountain Chapel and was a member of Maple Street Baptist Church in Tarrant. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by husband […]


Remlap, died March 4, 2013, at UAB Palliative Care, Birmingham. Born in Mississippi, he was the son of Phillip Dwayne Hobgood of Mississippi and Terena Mae Olive Hobgood of Remlap. Mr. Hobgood was a plumbing apprentice and was serving his apprenticeship with Armstrong-Self Plumbing & Maintenance. He was predeceased by grandparents Shirley Rademaker, Dale Rademaker, and Billy Olive. Surviving besides […]


Cleveland, died March 2, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Born in Blount County, she was daughter of William Isaac Stephens and Lilly Loy Endsley, both of whom preceded her in death. A homemaker, she was a member of Cleveland Church of God. Beside her parents, she was also predeceased by daughter Martha Ann Riddle; brothers Howard Stephens and Floyd […]


Whitesburg, Ga., formerly of Blountsville, died March 3, 2013, at Kindred Hospital, Atlanta, Ga. Born in Jackson County, he was son of A.J. and Edna Smith Stephens, both of whom preceded him in death. Mr. Stephens was a construction worker and member of Roswell Creek Missionary Baptist Church. Surviving are wife Geneva Hastings Stephens; sons Michael (Lisa) Stephens, Chris Stephens, […]


Oneonta, died March 1, 2013, at the residence. A Blount County native, Mrs. Turley was daughter of Clarence and Belle Williams Garner, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a retired secretary with Alabama Power and member of Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Center Point. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, […]


DOMINO TOURNAMENT March 13, 12 noon until…Free lunch from 11 a.m. until 12 noon, at Cornerstone Life in Pinson. $5 entry fee. Questions? Call Sonia Stephens, 466-5751. BLOUNT COUNTY COORDINATED COMMUNITY RESPONSE (CCR) Team Meeting Thursday, March 14, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Frank J. Green Building, located at 415 Second Avenue East in Oneonta. […]

Body found in pasture near Low Water Bridge

A body found near the Low Water Bridge in Locust Fork could be that of Raymond Charles Wournell, but the Blount County Sheriff’s Department is still waiting on the autopsy reports and positive identification, according to Blount County Sheriff Loyd Arrington. The body was found in a pasture 200 yards downstream from where Wournell’s car was discovered submerged in water […]

Ratchford Head Start celebrates reading

Last month, Judge Sherry Burns visited Ratchford Head Start in Oneonta to join in their Reading Challenge. For two weeks, Feb. 18 – March 1, Head Start conducted their annual program to inspire students to read. “Each classroom does something special to encourage the children to have a desire to want to read,” said Kenyon Jennings, family service manager for […]

Planning for planting the spring vegetable garden


Planning what to plant and where to plant it in the home vegetable garden is an important aspect of production. It is also a fun activity that can involve the whole family. As a matter of fact, it’s a good way to get the children or grandchildren involved in home vegetable/ food production. People always show more interest when they […]

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