ALFRED DANE HOLMES, 81,



Cleveland, died March 9, 2014, at the residence. Known as an animal lover, he worked as an autobody technician. Surviving are brother Wilfred (Pauline) Holmes, Oneonta; nephews Keith Holmes, Michael Holmes; niece Linda Varner. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

CHARLES ROY HOLT, 80,



Remlap, died March 7, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a member of Tabernacle United Methodist Church, retired from Industrial Fabricators in Pinson, and enjoyed dancing. Predeceasing him are parents Paul and Mildred Alldredge Holt, wife Dottie Holt, brothers Virgil Holt, Lewis Holt, Ray Holt, and Bennie Holt, sister Jeannette Lowry. Surviving are daughter Sheila Clements, Hueytown; […]

DORIS DEAN JOHNS, 84,



Oneonta, died March 4, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She retired as manager of J.B. Pennington lunchroom after 17 years, and was an active member of the J.B. Pennington Booster Club. Predeceasing her were parents Herbert Lee and Lucy Boothe Harper, husband Edward “Deedy” Johns, brothers Herbert Lee Harper, Kermit Ray Harper, and sister Ruth Ellen Glosson. Surviving are […]

WANDA LECROY, 88,



Wynnville, died Feb. 27, 2014, at the residence. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. Parents Mason and Emma Della Harrison, husband Arnell “Lucky” LeCroy, brothers Donald Harrison, Dale Harrison, sisters Evelyn Isley, Mildred Rains, Wilda Baker, and son-in-law Gery Jones predeceased her. Surviving are daughters Bonnie Jones, Paula (Ronald) Long; son Steve (Belinda) LeCroy; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. […]

JAMES ‘BILLY’ MARDIS, 71,



Blountsville, died March 5, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Parents Arnet E. and Irene Hinds Mardis predeceased him. Surviving are siblings Mary Sue (Carl) Hancock, Betty (Bueford) Morse, Charlie Ann (Larry) Shelton, all of Blountsville; aunts Sybil Glassco, Hartselle, Faye Hinds, Auburn. Michael Morse officiated the 11 a.m. graveside service held March 7 at Summit Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers […]

VENER BOSWELL MILLER, 81,



Center Point, died Feb. 28, 2014. Mrs. Miller was a member of 25th Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and was retired from the Federal Reserve Bank. She enjoyed her flower garden and in 1952 was the Maid of Cotton for Blount County. Predeceasing her were parents Lee and Ona Crumbley Boswell, son Ronald Lee Miller, infant sister Ruth Montel Boswell. Surviving […]

SILAS M. TATUM SR., 93,



died March 4, 2014, at the Vandiver residence. A union pipe fitter, he enjoyed repairing old cars and playing golf. He was of the Pentecostal faith. Predeceasing him were wife Margaret S. Tatum, parents William Luther and Maggie Mae Aldridge Tatum, daughters Karen Tatum McCormick, Sharon Marie Tatum, and 13 siblings. Surviving are wife Ruby Murr Tatum; sons Silas M. […]

DARIS ELLEN THOMPSON, 76,



Oneonta, died March 10, 2014, at TLC Nursing Center. She was a member of Oneonta Worship Center. Father Ernest Smith Fortner Sr. and three brothers predeceased her. Surviving are husband James Alton Thompson; daughters Regina (Fred) Hall, Oneonta, Lynora Mae, Lake Worth Fla., Jeannie Marie Sylvestri, Margate, Fla.; sons Rodney Mayfield, Cleveland, Tenn., Andy (Beth) Hutchinson, Palm Beach, Fla.; numerous […]

CHARMAINE ‘CHAR’ D. WHITMAN, 61, Oneonta, died



March 3, 2014, at the residence. Known as an animal lover, she was a graduate of Watkins Glen High School in Hector, N.Y., later living in Riverview, Fla., where she dedicated her life to the healthcare industry at South Bay Hospital, H. Lee Moffit Cancer Center, and Shriner’s Childrens Hospital, before moving to Oneonta. Grandparents Charles and Grace Sullivan predeceased […]

ROBERT OWEN WILLIAMS,



Blountsville, died March 2, 2014, at the residence. He served in the U.S. Army and worked at Tyson Foods. He is predeceased by parents Kester and Kathleen Hall Williams and one brother. Surviving are wife Anna Hill Williams; daughters Chrystal (Bobby) Malone, Tuscaloosa, Alecia (Chris Meeker) Hill, West Virginia, Marsha Williams, New York; sons Robert (Sarah) Schroeder, Connecticut, Casey Schroeder, […]


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