DORA MAE HAMBY, 84,



Wilson’s Chapel, died June 3, 2014, at the residence. A member of Bethesda Missionary Baptist Church, she enjoyed creating flower arrangements for cemetery decorations. Predeceasing her were husband Cecil Grady Hamby, daughter Debbie Hamby Laughlin, parents Virgil and Mattie Morris Harper, and four siblings. Surviving are sons L.C. (Linda) Hamby, Wilber (Sue) Hamby, Roger (Marie) Hamby, all of Altoona, Freddie […]

THOMAS LEN ‘TOMMY’ LOWRY, 64,



Oneonta, died June 4, 2014 at the residence. After graduating from Oneonta High School, he attended Auburn University where he also was a member of the football team. An active member of the community, he served 13 years on the Oneonta City Council, coached football, volunteered with many civic and church organizations, and was a State Farm agent for 40 […]

WILLIE AUSTELL MAYES, 83,



Oneonta, died May 22, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and owned and operated A&M Inc. Construction Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, Braves baseball, and was of the Baptist faith. Parents Ernest and Nonie Hulsey Mayes and sons William Anthony Mayes and Richard Alan Mayes predeceased him. Surviving are […]

CAROLYN SUE PUTMAN, 66,



Oneonta, died June 3, 2014, at the residence. She is predeceased by parents Earnest Cecil and Oma Dee Kent Nash. Surviving are husband Ted Putman; children Stephanie UNITED Bontrager Putman, Mark (Yia) Putman, all of Oneonta, Micah (Amy) Putman, Decatur, Shea (Victoria) Putman, Cleveland, Israel Putman, Oneonta; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister Brenda (J.D.) For Smith, Ranburne. Radford Davis offficiated […]

JEREMY MARTIN VICK, 38,



Springville, died June 2, 2014, at the residence. He attended Pinson Valley High School and worked as a drywall finisher in the construction industry. He enjoyed Alabama football and being with his family. Surviving are parents Richard and Billie Lemley Vick, Springville; brothers Brandon (Tiffany) Vick, Oneonta, Nathan (Addie) Vick, Leeds; nephews Austin Vick, Cameron Vick, Hunter Vick, Peyton Henderson; […]

LORETTA ANN WEAVER, 73,



Blountsville, died June 3, 2014, at the residence. Parents Alton and Thelma Bryant Vanzandt, husband James Weaver, sons Wayne Weaver and Jackie Weaver, and brother Lester Vanzandt predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Delane (David Gill) Weaver, Blountsville; grandson Joshua Dover, Blountsville; siblings Peggy Bryan, Cullman, Betty Melson, Dean Maddox, Diane and Tony Hoiser, all of Blountsville, Gay and Ricky Townsend, […]

KATHY MALTBIE YARBROUGH, 56,



Oneonta, died June 8, 2014, at the residence. Predeceasing her were father J.L. Maltbie and mother Thelma Gilliland Oglesby. Surviving are siblings Janice Maltbie (Gene) Stephens, Attalla, Sheila Maltbie (Jim) Marbut, Snead, Buford (Gwen) Maltbie, Oneonta, Rodney (Sheila) Maltbie, Attalla, Teresa Maltbie (George) Jacks, Tampa, Fla. Don McDonald, Jeff Coover, and Lucinda Evans officiated the 5 p.m. memorial service held […]

Kindermusik graduates



Adella Staton, Ellee Culpepper, Hope Beason, and Faith Beason recently completed a comprehensive two-year Kindermusik program at the Neely Arts Center. Kindermusik is the world’s leading music and movement program for children up to 7 years old, and is a preparatory program to private music instruction. They learned how to read music on the treble clef, music notation, and ensemble […]

Bush-Davis



Ronnie and Chera Bush of Rainbow City announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter Laura Kandace Bush of Birmingham, to Roy Caleb Davis, son of Bobby and Meleah Davis of Cleveland. The bride-elect is a graduate of Gadsden City High School and currently attends Highlands College. She is the granddaughter of Calvin and Bebe Pruett and the late […]

Beason becomes Eagle Scout



Elisha Beason recently earned the honor of becoming an Eagle Scout at his Court of Honor. After joining Oneonta Troop 4160 in 2010, he has earned 30 merit badges, served as Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader and Quartermaster and received training in wilderness first aid, CPR, and AED. Special awards include the Paul Bunyan Woodsman Award, the Polar Bear Camping […]