SERVICES/SUPPORT GROUPS



MOUNTAIN POINT MINISTRIES will host Body 4 Believers on Thursdays, Nov. 6, 13, 20, and Dec. 4, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. The church is located at 47350 US Highway 231, Oneonta. Phone 405-0481 with questions. ZOLA BAPTIST will have a clothing giveaway sponsored by the church’s Helping Hands Ministry on Saturdays, Nov. 8 and Dec. 13, from 9 […]

MONA FAYE GARGUS BALDWIN, 79,



died Oct. 24, 2014, at The Village at Cook Springs nursing home. She lived on Straight Mountain for many years, raising her family and operating a beauty salon from her home. She was a member of Fairview Missionary Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband of 49 years, Robert Harrel Baldwin, sons Robert Mickel Baldwin and Ronald Mark Baldwin, parents Pline […]

REBA JEANETTE ‘REBE’ BRYANT, 89,



Pine Mountain, died Oct. 20, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a member of Pleasant Mount Baptist Church, retired from Leitman Pearlman Realty as an office manager, and enjoyed gardening, flowers and her church. Predeceasing her were parents H.O. and Ida Huie Perrin, husband Bo Bryant, grandsons Freddie Michael Jr., and Jeffery Curtis Jr., and four brothers. Surviving […]

GAIL P. CARDWELL, 77,



Walnut Grove, died Oct. 22, 2014, at Marshall Medical Center South, Boaz. Parents James and Estellee Cornell Burns predeceased her, as did one brother. Surviving are daughters Revia Minard, New Jersey, Vickie Jackson, Walnut Grove, Marie Cardwell, Oklahoma; sons Marty Cardwell, Louisiana, Lynn Cardwell, Warrior, John Cardwell, Walnut Grove; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; siblings Ezra and Kathy Burns, Walnut Grove, […]

HOWARD LEE DOVER SR., 74,



Oneonta, died Oct. 25, 2014, at the residence. He retired from Goodyear after 27 years of service, enjoyed fishing, camping, and bird watching. He was a former Boy Scout Troop Leader and member of the Blount County Rescue Squad. Predeceasing him were parents Curt and Ruth Williamson Dover and great-grandson AJ Underwood. Surviving are wife Hilda Murphree Dover; son Lee […]

CHARLES A. GILLILAND, 88,



Locust Fork, died Oct. 23, 2014, at UAB Hospital. Retired from the UAB Police Department, he had served with the U.S. Army, was a member of the Masonic Lodge #481, Amaranth, Eastern Star, Zamora Shriners, and served on the Locust Fork Town Council. He enjoyed gardening and traveling and was a member of Grace Community Baptist Church. Parents DeweyWebster and […]

JUDY ELIZABETH HANNER, 64,



Trafford, died Oct. 17, 2014, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was of the Church of God faith, a member of the Daughters of Veterans, and supported Wounded Warrior projects, the American Legion, the 700 Club, and the National Arbor Association. She enjoyed gardening and crocheting. Predeceasing her were father J.D. Hays, husband Jimmy Hanner, and brother Perry Wayne […]

KENNETH B. HUDSON, 75,



Oneonta, died Oct. 22, 2014, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. He was a retired truck driver for Tyson Foods, a member of Westside Baptist Church and enjoyed fishing and barbecue. Predeceasing him were parents Jessie and Buna Buse Hudson, great-granddaughter Bella Latham, and sister Margaret “Boots” Huss. Surviving are wife Bessie Hudson; son Frankie (Melinda) Hudson, Falkville; daughter Donna (Bob) […]

FAE L. KITCHENS,



Arlington, Texas, died Oct. 16, 2014. A graduate of Oneonta High School, she was a retired agent for Chapman Insurance Company of Arlington. Surviving are son Randy (Angela) Walker; grandsons Murphy (Ciarra) Walker, Montgomery Walker; sister Nadean Watkins; nieces, nephews, cousins. A memorial service was held Oct. 20 at Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield, Texas.

EDWIN LAWRENCE MCCURDY, 71,



Cleveland, died Oct. 16, 2014, at Huntsville Hospital. Predeceasing him were parents Howard and Gertrude Aumick McCurdy. Surviving are son Ian McCurdy, Savannah, Ga.; brother Tom (Charlene) McCurdy, Lemoyne, Pa. Ed Hurley officiated the 2 p.m. service held Oct. 20 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Oak Hill Cemetery. Masons served as pallbearers.