Berry Mountain, died at TLC Nursing Center. Mrs. King was known to be a very loving and well-loved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was co-founder of the community Sunshine Club and the Berry Mountain Missionary Circle, was a member of the Berry Mountain Home Demonstration Club, and a poll worker for many years. A member of Autumnwoods Church, […]


‘ Susan Moore, died May 17, 2013, at Golden LivingCenter. An ironworker with Birmingham Ornamental Iron, Mr. Moore was a member of the Clarence Masonic Lodge, a longtime member of the Mt. Moriah Cemetery committee, and a Korean War veteran with the U.S. Army. Wife Gloria Jane Brock Moore, granddaughter Anne Ashworth, and brother Talmadge Moore predeceased him. Surviving are […]


Rock Springs, died May 19, 2013, at the residence. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, was of the Baptist faith, and a retired poultry farmer. He was predeceased by wife Geraldine Howell Murphree who died in 1968, parents Claude and Bessie Murphree, brothers Bernice Lee Murphree, Alvin Murphree, sisters Joy Bell Harris and Jeanette Wilson. Surviving […]


LIGHTHOUSE CHURCH youth group is taking orders for Boston butts to be picked up Friday, May 24. The Boston butts are $30 each and will benefit youth summer activities and camp. Phone 625-5177 for more information. EBENEZER CHURCH in Susan Moore will have a Decoration day memorial meeting on Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST will have […]


Jammie and Kent Lord of Denver, Colo., announce the marriage of their daughter Azure Lord, to Dalton Caruthers, son of Angela Leathers Butler of Straight Mountain and Phillip Caruthers of Marshall County. The groom’s grandparents are Marvin and Kathy Leathers, Wayne and Edith Oden of Blount County, and Gail Sharpe of Florida. The wedding was an event of May 12, […]


Casey and Lenda Thomas of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Brittany Gail Thomas, to Randall Andrew Hamby, son of Roger and Marie Hamby of Wynnville. The bride-elect is a 2003 graduate of Oneonta High School and is the granddaughter of Norma and the late Hubert Thomas, and the late Buddy and Nuverlie Clements. She is […]

Golden anniversary

Wayne and Rebecca Smith Gallegly of Oneonta celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their family on May 19, at the Snead Senior Center. The couple were married in Lincoln at the home of the bride’s parents, Olga Kent and Silas R. Smith, with the bride’s father officiating the ceremony. The son of Vera Milam and Jesse […]

Youth leads effort to revive history

Cutting down trees and pulling weeds in one of the oldest cemeteries in Blount County is not most teenagers’ idea of a fun Saturday activity. But for Tucker White, 17, the experience of uncovering history would soon lead him to his long-awaited Eagle Scout status. Tucker, an Oneonta resident and home school student, coordinated the local project with the help […]

Murphy accepts FBI award on behalf of organization

Last month, Mary Little Murphy, of Oneonta, accepted the 2012 FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award on behalf of the Prescott House Child Advocacy Center, a non-profit organization. Murphy serves as the executive director for the organization, which she describes as the Jefferson County equivalent to the Blount County Children’s Center. The Prescott House employees are trained interviewers who talk to […]

Collectible glass showcased at museum