ANDREA SARABIA, 41,



Allgood, died Sept. 20, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She enjoyed music and dancing. Surviving are parents Benito and Grace Sarabia; brothers Benito Sarabia, Florida, Senon (Jan) Sarabia, Cleveland, Guadalupe Kelly) Sarabia, Blountsville; nephews Benito Changes) Sarabia III, Texas, Nickolus Sarabia, Cleveland, Jackson Sarabia, Blountsville; nieces Jennifer Sarabia, Cynthia Sarabia, Alyvia Sarabia, all of Cleveland. Memorial services were […]

JAMES L. STEPHENS, 88,



Horton, died Sept. 24, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South, Boaz. A veteran of World War II, he served Austria, Germany, and the Phillippines. He earned degrees from Jacksonville State University, the University of Montevallo, and The University of Alabama and was school principal at Curtiston and Stowers Much Hill. He was a charter member tomorrow. of Grace Baptist Church, […]

WILLIAM MILTON TAYLOR, 92,



Blountville, died Sept. 16, 2014, at the residence. He had worked as a millwright with U.S. Pipe and he was of the Methodist faith. Wife Katheryn Putman Taylor predeceased him, as did parents William B. and Hattie White Taylor, brother Owen Taylor, and sister Juanita Scott. Surviving are son Jerry Taylor; daughters Betty Taylor, Denise (Eugene) Sullins, all of Blountsville; […]

HERMAN JEFFERSON WEST, 76,



Oneonta, died Sept. 22, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. He attended Union Hill Baptist Church, enjoyed golf, classic cars, racing, and football. Predeceasing him were parents Henry J. and Bessie Viola Wootan West and grandson Jason Dutton. Surviving are wife Becky West; children Donna Dutton, Jeff (Connie) West, Lynn (Chuckie) Gillespie, Jimmy (Susan) West, all of Oneonta; nine grandchildren; […]

ANN TOBLER WHATLEY, 86,



Altoona, died Sept. 24, 2014, at the residence. She worked many years for Southern Company, enjoyed knitting, bridge, and baking her chocolate pound cake. She was an avid football fan, supporting the Florida Gators, and more recently, Susan Moore, Mississippi State, and Samford, where her grandsons played. Husband Paul Madison Whatley predeceased her. Surviving are daughters Sara Whatley Kypriss, Florida, […]

PAUL WHITTAKER, 52,



Oneonta, died Sept. 22, 2014, at the residence. Raised by his sister and brother-in-law Wilma and Chuck Smith, he worked as an electrician and was of the Baptist faith. He enjoyed fishing, tinkering with electronics, and being around people. Predeceasing him were parents Ishmael Junior Whittaker and Dicie Leora Pauley Whittaker and brothers Doug Whittaker and Forrest Whittaker. Surviving are […]

Olivia Grace Williams



Michael and Rebekah Williams of Pinson announce the birth of their daughter, Olivia Grace Williams, born Aug. 26, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. She was 21 in. long and weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. Olivia is the granddaughter of Gary and LuAnne Stidham of Remlap and Mike Williams of Palmerdale. Great-grandparents are Sherman and Edith Stidham of Remlap, the […]

Oneonta City School Board

Runoff election scheduled for Tuesday

A runoff for Place 4 of the Oneonta City School Board is set for Tuesday, Oct. 7. The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The Blount Countian asked the two candidates, Russell Smith and Patrick Adams, for a final statement before the election. Russell Smith “First and foremost I feel very fortunate that my daughter, Reagan, […]

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