RUBY JOAN NELSON, 82,



Oneonta, died April 16, 2014, at the residence. She was a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband J.J. Nelson Jr., infant daughter Jamie Paulette Nelson, and parents Coy and Ellie Blackwood Bicknell. Surviving are sons Michael D. ( Jeanne) Nelson, Randy C. ( Terri) Nelson, all of Oneonta; grandchildren Mitchell Nelson, Rachel (Kurt) Cady, Parker […]

LEA CAROLINE PONCE, 28,



Birmingham, died April 13, 2014. Born in Honduras, she was of the Christian faith and was a painter. She was daughter of Eddie Ponce and Elvia Peralta. Surviving besides her parents are husband Chris Goforth; brothers Joshua Isaula, Byron Isaula, Edy Ponce, Daniel Ponce. A memorial service was held April 17, at 1 p.m. at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home, with […]

JAMES H. RIDDLE, 96,



died April 7, 2014, at the Cleveland residence. He was a member of DAV Chapter 28 Blount County, VFW Post 8601, and the 7th Armour Division Association and of the Baptist faith. Predeceasing him were parents Andrew J. and Katie Moore Riddle, wives Pernie Mae Stephens Riddle, Evelyn Mae Young Riddle, daughter Martha Ann Riddle, brothers Arvel Riddle, A.J. Riddle […]

FRANKLIN LEON RODGERS,



81, Guntersville, died April 17, 2014, surrounded by family. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He retired from Ryder P.I.E. with 35 years, enjoyed traveling, and telling a good story. Parents Louis and Annie Rodgers predeceased him, as did brother John L. Rodgers and sisters Sandra Sisk and Marie Rodgers. Surviving are wife of 58 years […]

ARNICE CAIN SHERRER, 92,



Oneonta, died April 12, 2014, at Wellington Place, Muscle Shoals. She was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church and lived in Oneonta 35 years. She and husband James owned and operated Oneonta Granite for 20 years. Parents Houston and Josephine Bellew Cain predeceased her, as did husband Jim Waid Sherrer and seven siblings. Surviving are son Jim (Stephanie) […]

BERTHA BELL SULLINS, 89,



Oneonta, died April 17, 2014, at Golden Living Center. A member of Fowler Springs Baptist Church, she was predeceased by parents Hubert and Edna Owens Terry, husband Louie Reece Sullins, four siblings. Surviving are daughters Edna Kiley, Birmingham, Rita (Michael) Liuni, Richmond, Va.; son Louie Richard ( Vickie) Sullins, Kenwick, Wa.; eight grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; sister Effie Lou Moss, Oneonta; […]

JOSEPH MELVIN THOMAS, 49,



Pell City, died April 17, 2014. He was retired from the Bessemer Police Department, a member of the Coosa Crappie Club, employed with St. Clair County Transportation, and known as a good cook. Surviving are wife Melinda Thomas; son David (Brooke) Morrow; granddaughter Caitlin Morrow; parents Joe and Irma Thomas; sister Kelli ( Jay) Agnew; niece Dr. Shelby Agnew. Memorial […]

FRANCES MARIE WRIGHT, 81,



Albertville, died April 18, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South, Albertville. Formerly of Oneonta, she was predeceased by parents Jewel Ellis and Hester Naomi Wood King, son Steven AndreWright, and brother Connis Joe King. Surviving are husband Edward Gene Wright; sons Russell (Sandy) Wright, Gadsden, Dwight ( Johnie) Wright, Guntersville; daughter Peggy (Mike) Hamilton, Grant; grandchildren Lindsay ( Jonathan) Gerth, […]

Wilson-Adams



Bob and Leah Wilson of Enid, Okla., announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Cara Rachelle Wilson, to Nathan Lynn Adams, son of Michael and LaDawna Adams of Hayden. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Charlotte Huskey of Guthrie, Okla., Bob Wilson of Enid, and the late Arnita Wilson. She is a 2008 graduate of American […]

Celebrating a century



Corine Holmes Waid of Village Springs celebrated her 100th birthday on April 5, 2014, with a reception given by family and friends at Village Springs Baptist Church. She was born in Blount County on April 4, 1914, to Oll and Effie Holmes. Mrs. Waid was married to the late Arthur Waid. She has three children, sons Artis Waid, Bobby Waid, […]


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