Trafford, died Feb. 26, 2014. He is preceded in death by parents Hosie A. and Magdalene Farmer Blakely. Surviving are wife Linda K. Blakely; sons Larry (Barbara) Blakely, Vienna, Va., Stanley (Michelle) Blakely, Kissimmee, Fla.; five grandchildren; one greatgrandson; sisters Mary Blakely, Blountsville, Betty Blakely, Trafford. Daryl Holt officiated the 2 p.m. service held March 1 at Valley Chapel Funeral […]


Hayden, died Feb. 23, 2014, at Golden LivingCenter. She was a member of the High Rock FCM Church, enjoyed visits to the Nectar Senior Center, flowers, and sewing. Parents Oscar and Leathie Doty Horton, husband John Thomas Dutton, son Eddie Terrel Dutton, daughter Johnnie Faye Dutton, brother Billy Horton, sister Mary Knighten, granddaughter Anita Holt Blackwood, and grandson John Forester […]


Remlap, died Feb. 20, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount. She was predeceased by husband Earl Littlejohn, parents Oscar Hamilton and Emily Waid Harris, son Charles E. Caviness, brother Wade Harris, and sisters Irene Reconda and Lois Huffstutler. Surviving are grandson Kyle (Brooke) Caviness, Gardendale; granddaughter Kelly Caviness, McCalla; great-granddaughter Misty (Ben) Duck, Remlap; greatgrandsons Jesse Nicholson, Georgia, Isaac Caviness, Gardendale; […]


Blountsville, died Feb. 26, 2014, at the residence. He farmed and raised cattle all of his life and was a member of Corinth Baptist Church on Skyball Mountain. Parents Mose and Ardell Burgess Murphree and sisters Virgie Hall and Maxine Murphree predeceased him. Surviving are sister Mattie Lee Richards, Hayden; brother John Murphree, Blountsville; nephews Dan (Beth) Richards, Phillip Richards, […]


Bessemer, died Feb. 25, 2014, at the residence. He was a member of Rock Mountain Church of God, a member of Dixie Vintage Antique Auto Club, and married to Margie E. McKinney Parker for 61 years. Predeceasing him were parents Onn Owen and Ludie Delmar Dailey Parker. Surviving besides his wife are sons Henry E. (Denise) Parker, Donald L. (Christine) […]


Blountsville, died Feb. 25, 2014, at the residence. He was a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Parents Edmond C. and Ada Cleo Sivley Smith predeceased him, as did grandson Jason Smith, brothers Junice Smith, Shearl Smith, Emmitt Smith, J.C. Smith, Odell Smith, sisters Opie Baker, Effie Martin, and Eloise Weaver. Surviving are wife Frances Britt Smith; sons Charles Smith, […]


HOODS CEMETERY AT ROYAL will have several Saturday workdays beginning April 12. The grounds will be cleaned and, unless a request not to is made, tombstones will be cleaned as well. Phone Johnny Beason at 429-2151 with questions. GOD’S LITTLE CHURCH will have a gospel bluegrass singing Sunday, March 9, at 1:30 p.m. Performers will be Stan Wilemon and Friends. […]

Golden anniversary

Marvin and Joan Green were married Jan. 11, 1964, at the 4th Presbyterian Church, Bronx, New York. Mrs. Green attended Theordore Roosevelt High School, Bronx, and was the daughter of Walter and Emma Grace Wicke. She worked as a teacher assistant for Virginia Beach public schools. Mr. Green attended Hoods Cross Road School and Oneonta High School. He was son […]

Construction soon to begin on Blountsville Park walking trail

Oneonta agrees to try dislodging turkey buzzards

Prior to its regular council meeting last week, the Oneonta City Council hosted wildlife specialist Robert Richey. Richey addressed turkey buzzard complaints made in recent years in the city. Richey reported he had learned of two nesting sites in the city, one around the water tower and the other at the Sand Valley rock quarry. He asserted that the buzzards […]

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