Snead, died Oct. 27, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Mrs. Pursley was a member of Snead Baptist Church. Born in Connecticut, she was predeceased by father Robert Bellentonio. Surviving are husband Steve Patterson; daughter Amy (Phillip) Browning, Fort Payne; mother Kathleen Bellentonio, Florida; brother Robert Bellentonio, Florida; sister Kim (Chris) Shaw, Florida. Snead Funeral Home directed.


Oneonta, died Oct. 26, 2013, at the residence. An advocate for Transverse Myelitis, he was a 2000 graduate of Oneonta High School and a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. He worked at Broad Wheels for many years, and was an avid outdoorsman, often accompanied by his beloved dog, Muss. Father Charles Wayne Robertson predeceased him, as did grandparents […]


Oneonta, died Oct. 28, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She had worked with Pinelas County, Fla., and enjoyed water aerobics, her animals, and was an avid reader. Ms. Stover was a member of Christian Home Church of Christ, Daleville. Parents Charles G. and Lillian Dowling Byers predeceased her. Surviving are sons Coleman C. (Becky) Blue, Charles W. ( […]


BLOUNT COUNTY MEMORIAL MUSEUM Books on sale at the museum include The Community of Village Springs, $7; Champion Mines, $15; and The Moore Family of Susan Moore, $15. Museum hours are Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Phone 625-6905. ONEONTA PUBLIC LIBRARY will present “Internet Safety and Bullying” on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 6:30 p.m. Blount County District […]

65th Anniversary

Ralph E. and Charlya Johnson were married Nov. 6, 1948, in Riverside, Calif., and moved to Oneonta in 1963. After retiring and moving to Tierra Verde, Fla., for 26 years, they returned to Oneonta in 2006. The couple has three children: Ralph E. (Krissy) Johnson III, Riverside, Calif., Jan F. (Deanna) Johnson and Jay (Dolores) Johnson, both of Oneonta, four […]

Cindy Morrison has a story to tell

Breast cancer survivor Cindy Morrison hasn’t just told her story – she wrote it. Morrison is highly involved in the Oneonta community. Her husband, Chuck, is the owner of Miller’s Soda Shoppe in downtown Oneonta, and Cindy serves as the secretary for First Baptist Church of Oneonta. Before the Race for the Cure in Birmingham, representatives from the Susan G. […]

Historic document to be displayed in Blountsville

The Articles of Association signature page will be on display at several locations in Blountsville tomorrow (Nov. 7) in connection with the Veterans Week celebration this week. The document contains the original signatures of many signers of the Declaration of Independence, including George Washington, John Adams, and other famous figures of the Revolutionary War period. The signature page will be […]

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