Unholy alliance: prejudice & bias

THE BIBLE SPEAKS

Background Scripture: James 2:1-13 Devotional Reading: Romans 3:8-14 James 2:1-13 is difficult to translate, but all too easy to understand. The King James rendition is somewhat obscure: “My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.” The RSV is somewhat clearer: “My brethren, show no partiality as you hold the […]

WILLIAM PAUL COLLINS, 81,



Oneonta, died Jan. 25, 2014, at the residence. Parents William K. and Harriet Elaine Dietz Collins predeceased him. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church. Surviving are wife Barbara Stricklin Collins; daughters Flora ( Jack) Goodwin, Cullman, Dawn (Bill) Sullivan, Pinson; son Brian (Rhonda) Collins, Springville; grandchildren Sharayah Bettis, Janay Quattlebaum, Zoie Jones, Justin Netherton, Christine Collins, Kayla […]

WINSTON ATKINS DENDY, 84,



Oneonta, died Jan. 30, 2014, at the Magnolia House. He served in the U.S. Air Force and worked as an illustrator for Teledyne Brown Engineering. Parents Wilburn and Maudie Chatham Dendy, brothers Thomas “LT” Dendy, Welton Dendy, John Dendy and Donald Dendy, sisters Barbara “Bobby” Atkinson, Comilla Graham, Sylvia Durham and Ruby Dendy predeceased him. Surviving are sisters Mazie Dendy […]

EULA LEE FLOWERS, 84,



Oneonta, died Jan. 30, 2014, at the residence. Mrs. Flowers worked for Liberty National Life and for the Blount County Board of Registrars. She was a member of Oneonta Church of Christ, the Red Hat Society, and the Oneonta Chamber of Commerce. Husband John “Buddy” Flowers, grandsons Darryl Watkins and Steve Reed, and stepson Ed Flowers predeceased her. Surviving are […]

THOMAS ALPHA HACKNEY, 60,



Lincoln, died Jan. 29, 2014, at the residence. He began many businesses in Alabama, including The Foundation for Better Health. He enjoyed farming, traveling, and photography. Parents Jim and Margaret Hackney predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Rebekah Hackney (Bryan) Crumpler; sons Michael Thomas ( Whitney) Hackney, James Gabriel Hackney, Jordan Leigh Hackney; a grandson to be born soon; sister Marguerite […]

AGNES MARIE BEAVERS HORTON, 97,



died Jan. 28, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter nursing facility. She was a member of Haw Grove Baptist Church, enjoyed farmwork, and visitors. Parents Sylvester and Ethyl Bullard Beavers predeceased her, as did husband Talmadge Horton, brothers Odus Beavers, Idas Beavers, James Lelton Beavers, Billy Max Beavers, and sister Bernice Wadsworth. Surviving are sons Dennis (Syble) Horton, Doyle (Betty) Horton; five […]

LARRY MARSH, 64,



Nectar, died Jan. 31, 2014, at the residence. A member of Nectar First Congregational Methodist Church, he was a farmer and enjoyed woodworking. He was predeceased by parents Carl Joseph and Nellie Leila Nix Marsh, brothers Eldredge Marsh, Glenn Marsh, Kenneth Marsh, and sister Wanda Self. Surviving are wife Terri Marsh; sons Larry Steven (Natalie) Marsh, Terry Dale (Lacy) Marsh; […]

GERALD DEAN MATTHEWS, 77,



Snead, died Jan. 27, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Predeceasing him were parents Milas and Mamie Jones Matthews, six siblings. Surviving are wife Melissa Powell Matthews; sons Jerry (Debbi) Matthews, Johnny (Paula) Matthews, both of Oneonta; grandchildren Alesha Matthews, Kade Matthews, Kesley Matthews, Alexa Matthews, Emily Patterson; brother Paul ( Vesta) Matthews, Snead; sister Betty (R.E.) Melvin, Pinson; sister-in-law […]

BETTY ANN MAYNOR, 74,



Anniston, died Jan. 28, 2014, at Regional Medical Center, Anniston. She was predeceased by husband Dan Horton Bynum Maynor and father Harry “Joe” Gillihan. Surviving are mother Dorothy Gillihan, Eastaboga; sisters Teressa Hart, Eastaboga, Linda ( Jerry) Underwood, Deatsville; brother David (Cheryl Lance) Gillihan, Eastaboga; sister-in-law Suzanne ( James) Garrett; brother-in-law Joe (Debbie) Bynum, all of Ocala, Fla; aunts Velma […]

CHARLES HERBERT PAYNE, 83,



Straight Mountain, died Jan. 26, 2014, at UAB Palliative Care Center. Mr. Payne served in the U.S. Army as a heavy machine operator and was a member of the U.S. Army boxing team. He was an avid hunter and played championship checkers. Parents Will and Margie Terrell Payne predeceased him, as did first wife Mary Ellen Glenn Payne, brothers Howard, […]


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