Oneonta beats Charles Henderson for 4A state title



After two years of runner-up finishes, the Oneonta Redskins left no doubt as to which team was the best in Class 4A in 2013. The Redskins took the opening drive of the game in for a touchdown and never looked back in a dominating 28-10 win over Charles Henderson High School of Troy. On a cold, dreary day last Friday […]

Christians without a Christ



Background Scripture: Luke 1:57-80. Devotional Reading: Luke 1:59-66. Luke’s narrative of the advent and birth of Jesus of Nazareth is focused on five pieces of ecstatic utterance: The Angel’s Prophecy of the Birth and Mission of John, the son of Zechariah and Elizabeth (1:12-17), The Annunciation to Mary by the angel Daniel (1:28-33), Elizabeth’s Prophecy to Mary (1:41-45), Mary’s Magnificat […]

CHARLI ‘SHERROLL GRIBBLE’ COMPTON, 74,



Blountsville, died Nov. 18, 2013, at the residence. She was known as a quiet person with a strong spirit and cheerful outlook. She enjoyed caring for injured and abandoned animals and sewing and crafting projects for her friends. Surviving is husband of one year, Robert Compton. A service will be held at a later date. Her ashes will be interred […]

SAMUEL MAURICE CONNER, 53,



Pinson, died Nov. 29, 2013, at the residence. He attended the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Locust Fork. He was predeceased by parents Donald William and Katie Lou Conner and brother Michael Conner. Surviving are wife Debbie Conner; children Sarah Conner, Steven Conner, Samuel Conner, Sean Conner, Seth Conner, and Stephanie Conner, all of Pinson. Mike […]

GERALDINE DENNEY, 73,



Blountsville, died Dec. 4, 2013, at the residence. She was the widow of Felton Eugene “John” Denney, who died in 1998. Parents William Jewell and Ruddeldale Turner Carroll also predeceased her. Surviving are sons Johnny (Delene) Denney, Royal, and Bobby (Pam) Denney, Blountsville; daughter Betty (Kenneth) Privett, Blountsville; grandchildren Joni Tennille Posey, Dustin Brandon Denney, Jamie Lynn Franklin, Denna Leigh […]

GRADY GILLILAND, 92,



Straight Mountain, died Dec. 3, 2013, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. A retired farmer, he was a lifetime resident of the Mountain Chapel Community on Straight Mountain. He was predeceased by parents James Thomas and Mary Jane Gilliland; wife Ruby J. Huie Gilliland; grandchildren Steven Dale Wilemon and Ashley Gilliland; one brother; and three sisters. Surviving are daughter Linda […]

HAZEL GOBER, 80,



Blountsville, died Nov. 30, 2013, at the residence. She was a retired seamstress with K-D Industries in Blountsville and a member of Union Hill Methodist Church in Arab. Predeceasing her were husband J.T. Gober; parents Carl Willard and Ollie Mae Bush Thomas; children Deborah Gober and Junior Gober; and several siblings. Surviving are son Jerry (Sabra) Gober, Blountsville; daughter Gaylia […]

BLAKE LIVINGSTON, 91,



Cedar Bluff, died Dec. 4, 2013, at the residence. A graduate of Auburn University, he worked as a county engineer with Cherokee County and Blount County. He served in World War II with General Patton’s 3rd Army, 65th Division, 868th Field Artillery Battalion. He was a member of civic and service organizations and was a deacon at the First Baptist […]

MARGARET LYNENE MCKINNEY, 70,



Oneonta, died Dec. 4, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. A hairdresser for 50 years, she was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church. She was predeceased by parents Clyde William and Myrtle Loraine Gregorn Stinson and granddaughter Holly Lyn Rotenberry. Surviving are daughters Kim McKinney (Ray Kent) Woods and Lorie McKinney, both of Oneonta; son Randy (Roxanna) McKinney, […]

MARGARET LUCILLE PHILLIPS, 92,



Oneonta, died Dec. 2, 2013, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital, Oneonta. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Jesse Brown and Cora Mae Stafford Lowry; husband Willie D. Phillips; brother Jack Lowry; and sister Irene Gargus. Surviving are daughter Carolyn Hamby, Oneonta; son Steven Phillips, Oneonta; grandchildren Rebecca (Stevie) Davis, Oneonta, Leah Hamby, Birmingham, […]


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