VERDIE LEE NOLEN, 96, Oneonta, died Jan. 18, 2015, at TLC Nursing Center. Predeceasing her were husbands Wilton Nolen and Lowell Laney, parents Leonis and Myrtle Mayola Clark Harvell, two sisters, three brothers, and granddaughters Annette Nolen Lambert and Kim Blackwood Sloan. Surviving are daughters Doris Clark, Jasper, Mildred Gordon, Hanceville, Berdie Lee (Sonny) Hixon, Kathy Green, all of Oneonta; […]


JULIUS AUBRY PHILLIPS, 86, Oneonta, died Jan. 18, 2015, at Cloverdale Manor, Scottsboro. He and wife Helen operated Helen’s BBQ during the 1950s and later owned Dixie Bakery in Oneonta. He retired in 1993 after working as a mail carrier, then was able to farm. Wife Helen Frances Phillips and daughter Mabel Lucinda Turner predeceased him. Surviving are son George […]


JOE MORGAN ROBINSON, 99, Oneonta, died Dec. 16, 2014, at the residence. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and was stationed at Iwo Jima, Kwajalein, and other Pacific Islands. He worked as a Draftsman/Engineer for CECO Steel before retiring, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneonta since 1957, and was proud to have […]


CLARA NELL BULLARD SALMON, 84, Pinson, died Jan. 22, 2015. She was a member of NorthPark Baptist Church. Husband George Underwood Salmon predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Deborah “Deb” (Jim) Jones; sons John (D’onne) Salmon, George (Shelly) Salmon Jr., David (Marrilu) Salmon; six grandchildren; six greatgrandcildren; sisters Maxie Giles, Jean (Marvin) Wheeler; nieces, nephews, friends. Memorial services were held Jan. […]


DORA FRANCES CHITWOOD SMITH, 83, Horton, died Jan. 19, 2015, at the residence. She enjoyed fishing. Predeceasing her were parents Earl and Parlee King Chitwood, husband Melvis Smith, son Bobby Smith, daughter Doris Ann Smith, brother Wesley Chitwood, and sister Linda Lee Simmons. Surviving are sons Alton Smith, J.B. Smith, both of Horton, Jerry (Gail) Smith, Blountsville, Andy (Lisa) Smith, […]


THOMAS L. SMITH, 68, Blountsville, died Jan. 17, 2015, at the residence. A rock mason in the construction industry, he was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and served in the U.S. Army. Parents Roy W. and Marybelle Slaughter Smith predeceased him, as did wife Sarah Yeager Smith. Surviving are sons Anthony (Tracy) Smith, Vinemont, Tim (Leslie) Smith, Baileyton, […]


BONNIE J. WOODS, 66, Blountsville, died Jan. 21, 2015, at the residence. She was a 1966 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and worked as a USDA inspector. Parents Fred and Thelma Barwick Woods predeceased her. Surviving are brothers Carl R. (Sheila) Woods, Hernando, Miss., Melvin L. (Louise) Woods, Cartersville, Ga.; sister Ellen D. (Steve) Chappel, Sadelia, Mo.; nieces and […]

Covered Bridge Players deliver killer performance

A community of talent revealed itself during the Covered Bridge Players performance of “Arsenic and Old Lace.” Familiar faces graced the stage from business owners and teachers to librarians and attorneys. Luckily for the audience, Blount County has a lot of hidden talent just waiting to make an appearance, and so it did during the group’s latest play. The comedy […]

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