Oneonta, died March 25, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Mr. Dobbs worked as a truck driver for Scott Enterprises and was son of the late Clemmie and Martha Dobbs Sr. Surviving are wife Marie Blackwood Dobbs, Oneonta; son Blake Edward Dobbs, Oneonta; sister Carla Jane (Gary) Hill, Guntersville; nieces and nephews. Cody Hill officiated the 1 p.m. graveside service […]


Locust Fork, died March 27, 2014, at the residence. He worked as an equipment superintendent for Dunn Construction for many years. Parents Fred Henderson and Pearl Moss Holt, brothers Milford Holt and Clark Holt, and sister Annie Mae Suddeth predeceased him. Surviving are wife Martha Holt; son Douglas Neil Holt, Locust Fork; daughter Vanessa Pearl Holt, Trussville; brothers Arthur (Sarah) […]


Dallas/Selfville died March 24, 2014, at the residence. She worked as a seamstress at Blue Bell for several years and at Walmart. She enjoyed crafts and reading the Bible. Parents Andrew and Lillian Hallmark Reid predeceased her, as did son Cliff McAlpine and brother Charles Dean Reid. Surviving are husband Jim McAlpine; daughter Cindy (Brian) Dacus, Dallas/Selfville; son Patrick ( […]


Blountsville, died March 23, 2014, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. A member of Calvary Baptist Church, she worked as a caretaker in the health industry. Parents Grover and Odell Gober Sterling predeceased her, as did husband John Newman, daughter Sonya Newman, grandchild Dakota Newman, and sister Bernice Stone. Surviving are son Tim Newman, Blountsville; daughters Kim Newman, Blountsville, Martha Moody […]


Blountsville, died March 28, 2014, at the residence. Born in Wisconsin, she was the widow of Robert O. Williams and daughter of the late C.L. Humble. Also predeceasing her were daughters Faith Hill, Hope Hill, and Charity Hill. Surviving are son Christopher Hill, Huntsville; daughters Alecia (Chris Meeker) Hill, West Virginia, Chrystal (Bobby) Malone, Tuscaloosa; four grandchildren; brothers Gus ( […]


Blountsville, died March 28, 2014, at the residence. She was a member of Mt. Tabor Baptist Church and a graduate of J.B. Pennington High School. Surviving are daughter Debbie ( John) Randau, Cullman; stepchildren Nicole (Brian) Segars, Donny Yarbrough, Johnny (Lindsay) Yarbrough; nine grandchildren; sister Modean Johns, Blountsville. Donnie Yarbrough officiated the 2 p.m. service held April 1 at Blountsville […]

Church Briefs

SOUTHSIDE CHURCH will sponsor a car show Saturday, April 5, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Oneonta. Vehicle registration is $20, and there will be door prizes. Proceeds benefit 2014 Vacation Bible School. BLOUNTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will have a yard sale and pancake and bacon breakfast Saturday, April 5, from 7 a.m. until 11 […]


Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Price of Remlap announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter Maggie Lynne Price, to Jeffrey D. Burns Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey D. Burns of Destin, Fla. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallis J. Burnette of Pinson, and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Price of Remlap. She […]


MEETINGS TOWN OF HIGHLAND LAKE will hold its regular council meeting on Monday, April 7, at 7 p.m. at the Anchor, 612 Lakeshore Drive. BLOUNT COUNTY LEPC The Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet Friday, April 4, at 10 a.m. in the EMA office located in the basement of the Blount County Courthouse. VOCAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL The North Central Alabama […]

Grateful for Operation Grateful Heart

Ever since Shannon Bellew’s son, Chris, was deployed to Afghanistan, she has been sending him packages through Operation Grateful Heart free of charge. ‘It’s better than Christmas for them,” she says. “He loves to get supplies and food, but his favorite thing is getting a letter.’ The 20-year-old Army specialist and West End High School graduate is expected to return […]