SPORTS Briefs



BOYS SOCCER CLINIC AND YOUTH SOCCER REGISTRATION will be Monday, May 19, Tuesday, May 20,and Thursday, May 22, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. eachday at the soccer field behind the Oneonta Rec Center.Players are to bring their own water, ball, and cleatsfor the clinic. The fee for the clinic is $25 per playerand payments are due to Ms. Stover […]

EARNEST GUY ‘E.G.’ ALMON, 81,



Trafford, died May 3, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He attended Union Hill Church of the Nazarene, was a former member of Blount County Saddle Club, and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Welti for many years. Predeceasing him were parents J.H. and Myrtle Bonner Almon, wife Willie Sue Casey Almon, and brother Elvin Lewis Almon. […]

LYNDOL LECROY CRAVEN, 71,



Hayden, died May 5, 2014, at St. Vincen’ts East Hospital, Birmingham. She worked as an accountant with the U.S. Government, enjoyed reading and family history, and was a member of the Florida Fly Wheelers and DeArmanville Methodist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Harold and Willie Hudson LeCroy and son Tim Garrett Jr. Surviving are husband Harold B. Hoaglin; sons Kevin […]

JOE DAUGETTE, 57,



Altoona, died May 8, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Pastor for eight years and co-founder of of Whispering Hope Church, he also was a founder of Millers Hollow Church. Mother Inez Daugette and sister Patricia Hogeland predeceased him. Surviving are wife Frankie Martin Daugette; son Joseph (Linda) Daugette, Altoona; daughters Lawana ( Jeanty) St. Jean, Haverhill, Mass., Becky […]

JOANNE PARKER KENNAMER, 72,



Springville, died May 4, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was a meber of Oak Grove Baptist Church and the Odenville Senior Citizen’s Center. Predeceasing her were parents Raymond and Retha Hamacher Parker, husband Wallace Kennamer, and sons David Perrin and Daniel Perrin. Surviving are son Steve (Sherry) Kennamer, Hanceville, Doug Perrin, Michigan; daughter Kristina (Carl) Cooley, Indiana; […]

DONALD MORTON, 84,



Arab, died May 8, 2014, at Shepherd’s Cove, Albertville. Born in Blount County, he was a retired fork lift operator with General Motors in Chicago. Parents Josh and Hixie Teague Morton, grandson Donald Ward, and nine siblings predeceased him. Surviving are wife Willodean Morton; daughter Donna Ward, Cullman; stepchildren Sky Gresham, Albertville, Stoney Gresham, Arab, Brenda Morton, Guntersville, Judy (Marty) […]

CAROLINE MAVIS SANFORD, 46,



Altoona, died May 9, 2014, at UAB Hospital. She was of German descent, enjoyed the outdoors, cooking, gardening, and reading and arts and crafts projects with her children and grandchildren. Husband Jerry Sanford predeceased her, as did son Kamron Sanford, sister Rita Sanford, stepfather Gus DuPuis, and grandfather Richard Fluharty Sr. Surviving are daughters Lana (Duggan) Boartfield, Cleveland, Ohio, Hana […]

KARON L. SPRADLIN, 74,



Horton, died May 8, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness and worked at Tyson for 12 years. Husband Carnell Spradlin predeceased her, as did parents Cordie P. and Grace Louise Harris Laird, sister Mora Laird, and brother Marvin Laird. Surviving are sons Mark Spradlin, Eugene ( Tina) Spradlin, both […]

SHEILA WALKER STEPHENS, 51,



Empire, died May 2, 2014, at Walker Regional Medical Center, Jasper. Known as “Bones,” she enjoyed NASCAR and fishing and was a member of Masseyline Church of God. Father Robert Edward “Bobby” Walker, predeceased her, as did grandparents Rob and Nellie Walker and Arvil and Jewel Elrod. Surviving are sons Jimmy Stephens, Empire, Jeffrey Stephens, Cordova; grandchildren Blayne Stephens, Alyssa […]

MILDRED B. THOMAS, 85,



Mobile, died May 3, 2014, at Gordon Oaks Nursing Home, Mobile. A former resident of Blountsville, she was a retired seamstress and a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. Parents Dilmas and Mary Agnes Self Hulgan predeceased her, as did husband Seymour Thomas and three siblings. Surviving are sons Carlton ( JoAnn) Thomas, Mobile, Jimmy (Brenda) Thomas, Katy, Texas; grandchildren […]


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