DAVID WES GLETTY, 69, Blountsville, died Dec. 13, 2014. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was an electrician with Louisiana Pacific. He is predeceased by his mother, Ruth Higgins Gletty. Surviving are father Phillip Gletty; daughter Dana Colston, Blountsville; sons David Gletty, Florida, and Dale Gletty, Georgia; brothers Dan Gletty and Jim Gletty; sister Marilyn McMinn; nine grandchildren; […]


NELLIE JO SHOEMAKER, 84, died Dec. 16, 2014, at GoldenLiving Center, Arab. She was a Susan Moore High School graduate and retired apartment manager. She is predeceased by husband Hubert Harvey Shoemaker; parents Ellie and Ellie Shelton Ashworth; brother O’Neal Ashworth; and sister Addie Tuck. Surviving are daughter Mandy (Chris) Kelsoe, Holly Pond; son Jeff (Delia) Shoemaker, Olathe, Kan.; grandson […]

Kimbril graduates

Melissa L. Kimbril graduated magna cum laude from Athens State University Dec. 6, 2014. She earned a bachelor of science degree in elementary/special education. The daughter of Richard and Veronica Kimbril of Hayden is a 2010 graduate of Hayden High School and a 2012 graduate of Wallace State.

Lost in a world of indifference, high-tech nonsense and unrealistic photography

Where have our integrity, authenticity and genuineness flown? Have we journeyed so profoundly into rapidly moving non-feeling automation and other gadgetry of nonhuman qualities that we have lost touch with life’s purpose? If common sense and wisdom gained from hard knocks, knowledge and education have been lost and swept away by fleeting data gathering machinery, then I fear we are […]

Latta named national volunteer of the year

Happy holidays

2014-12-24 E-Edition