DAVID LAWRENCE JACKSON, 46,



Oneonta, died Aug. 9, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. A 1985 graduate of Oneonta High School, he was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church. He worked as a self-employed gas fitter. Father Lawrence Jackson predeceased him. Surviving are son Hunter Lawrence Jackson; mother Carolyn Jackson, Oneonta; sister Julie (Scott) Little, Cleveland; brother Mike (Christina) Jackson, Chelsea; nieces […]

EDDIE LEE JOHNSON, 47,



Oneonta, died Aug. 15, 2013, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. A rock mason, he was predeceased by mother Wanda Lee New Johnson and grandchild Kaylee Mae Johnson. Surviving are wife Mandy Johnson; son Harley Johnson; father Marvin Johnson, Somerset, Ky. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

NELLIE INEZ MARSH NEELY, 92,



Smoke Rise, died Aug. 12, 2013, at the residence. A member of Hayden First Baptist Church for 57 years, she was also a member of Eastern Star, enjoyed camping and fishing trips, card groups, and was an accomplished seamstress. She was predeceased by parents George Thomas and Ella Love Marsh; husband Coy Neely; brothers C.T. and Carl “Doc” Marsh; sisters […]

WILLIAM ‘BILLY’ FRANK PRUETT, 80,



Oneonta, died Aug. 15, 2013, at Veteran’s Administration Hospital, Birmingham. A mobile agent for CSX Railroad, he served in the U.S. Army. Parents Frank and Pauline Rogers Pruett, son Billy Frank Pruett, and daughter-inlaw Martha Teresa Pruett predeceased him. Surviving are wife JoAnn Allison Pruett; sons Larry Ray ( Janet) Pruett, Michael Robert Pruett, Joel Frasier Pruett, all of Oneonta; […]

CORA OWEN WHITED, 94,



Oneonta, died Aug. 12, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. A music lover, she was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and enjoyed meeting people. Parents Henry Levi and Margaret Rebecca Mardis Owen predeceased her, as did son Jerry Whited, five brothers, and two sisters. Surviving are sons Huelon Whited and Ken (Sue)

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McNair completes training



Councilman Tim McNair of the city of Oneonta has earned the professional designation of Certified Municipal Official after completing 40 credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Alabama League of Municipalities. McNair is a member of the 18th graduating class of Certified Municipal Officials (CMO) and was recognized during graduation ceremonies recently held in Montgomery. The goal of […]

Jamborees set for this week



The high school football season kicks off next week but fans can get a sneak peek at their teams with jamborees scheduled for this week. Most jamboree games will have the varsities playing two quarters with the Bteams and possibly freshmen teams playing the other two quarters. All eight high schools in the county will play jamboree games with most […]

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