JAMES RONALD OURSLER, 70,



Cleveland, died Aug. 3, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A retired coffee roaster with Red Diamond, he also had worked with Stockham Valve. Mr. Oursler enjoyed bowling in tournaments. Parents James and Maxine Oursler predeceased him. Surviving are wife Carlyn Henderson Oursler; son Skylar Wayne (Sheri) Oursler, San Antonio, Texas; daughters Rena’ (Steve) McCormick, Alabaster, and Windy (Roger) […]

BENNY MADISON POSEY, 80,



Blountsville, died July 29, 2013, at the residence. Mr. Posey was a retired heavy equipment operator with Blount County District 2 and a farmer. He was a member of Welcome #1 Baptist Church. Mr. Posey was predeceased by parents Ralph E. and Danie Mae Blackwood Posey; brothers James Posey and Frankie Posey; sisters Grace Ann Taylor and Mary Reaver Posey. […]

JUSTIN DION SANDERS, 22,



Good Spring, Tenn., died Aug. 4, 2013, in Limestone County. Predeceasing him were grandmother Avis Hogland and great-grandmother Delba Hogland. Surviving are mother Robin Hogland (Charles) Gaye; father Ricky Dion Sanders; brother John Derrick Hanson; aunt Michelle Hogland; girlfriend Brittany Cupps. Jamey Walton officiated the 11 a.m. service held Aug. 6 at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel with burial at […]

LOUISE WASHBURN RATLIFF TATE, 94,



Remlap, died July 30, 2013, at the residence. She was a member of Palmerdale United Methodist Church and had worked as a mail carrier in Pinson, and as a hairdresser. Mrs. Tate enjoyed quilting, crocheting, sewing, and southern Gospel music. She was preceded in death by parents Thomas and Bertie Reid Washburn; husbands Herston Ratliff and John Tate; five sisters; […]

Hilburn-Chappell



Max and Teresa Hilburn of Royal announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Angel Leigh Hilburn, to Cody Chappell, son of Christy Studdard and Gary Studdard of Altoona. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Gail Franklin and the late E.J. Franklin of McLarty, and Gaynell Hilburn and the late Max Hilburn Sr. of Royal. A 2011 graduate of […]

90th Birthday



Mom of five generations



Lillie Mae Alexander celebrated her 101st birthday on July 12, 2013, at TLC with family, friends, and TLC employees. Born in Enterprise, she moved to Oneonta where she and husband Rufus Alexander Sr. raised their children. She was a faithful member of E. Street Church of Christ until her health declined. Mrs. Alexander is pictured at the birthday celebration with […]

Waist deep in water



2013-08-07 E-Edition


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