INFANT JASE MITCHELL HAMBY, Oneonta, died Jan. 20, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Predeceasing him were grandparents Houston and Ruth Putman, Willie T. Hamby, Jerry Kelley, Sallie Pace, and Orva McDonald. Surviving are parents Mitchell and Kristin Pace Hamby; grandparents Mike and Denise Hamby, Lee Gillilan, all of Oneonta, Larry and Teresa Mann, Hanceville, Keith and Debbie Pace, Piedmont, Jamie […]


C. GLENN HARTLEY, 83, Sugar Hill, Ga., died Feb. 10, 2015. A 1950 graduate of Blount High School in Allgood, he attended Snead Community College and retired from Allstate Insurance as a commercial fire underwriter with 36 years of service. He worked as a doorman for the Georgia House of Representatives, was a poll manager for Gwinnett elections, and worked […]


MARGARET RUTH HENDERSON, 88, Cleveland, died Feb. 10, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. An active member of Cleveland First Baptist, she enjoyed gardening and sewing and had worked at KD Industries. Parents Travis Columbus and Speaker Walker Glasscox predeceased her, as did son William Thomas “Bill” Henderson, and seven siblings. Surviving are sons Donnie (Wavlyn) Henderson, Kenny (Kathy) Henderson, Barry […]


GERALD JOHNSON, 75, Birmingham, died Feb.10, 2015, at the residence. Surviving are wife Rosemary Johnson; daughter Geni Melvin; grandchildren Christopher Lee Melvin, Krystal Marie Melvin, Corey James Melvin; great-grandchildren Charlsie Bell Melvin, Christa Kay Melvin, Adalyn Rae Melvin; siblings Ruth, Larry, Linda; nieces and nephews. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.


ROBERT E. LAFAVRE, DeFuniak Springs, Fla., died Feb. 11, 2015, at the residence. The son of the late Charles E. and Ruth Arnall LaFavre, he served at one time as pastor of Union Hill Baptist Church. He retired from full-time ministry in 1999 after more than 60 years in the ministry at churches throughout the South. He was the author of […]


LAURA GENEVA MCCROSKEY, 84, Oneonta, died Feb. 8, 2015, at the residence. Retired from Blue Bell/Wrangler with 28 years of service, she was a member of Robin Hill Missionary Baptist Church, and won blue ribbons at the fair for her cooking. Predeceasing her were parents Elmer and Ivalee Nichols Hill, daughter Joyce Waid, and brothers Wesley Hill, Delmer Hill, Billie Hill, […]


WILSON MOON, 72, Trafford, died Feb. 9, 2015, at the residence. He enjoyed camping with family and friends, making things, and carpentry projects. Predeceasing him were parents Leonard and Lela Wilson Moon, siblings Bernice Buchanan, Dewitt Moon, and James “Son” Moon. Surviving are wife Renay H. Moon; son James W. Moon; granddaughter Ariel P. Moon, all of Trafford; siblings Beatrice Hogland, […]


KELLY HANSON NASH, 25, Buford, Ga., died Feb. 8, 2015. Formerly of Oneonta, he attended Auburn for four years and was employed by J. Alan Custom Homes. Very health conscious, he was known as a selfless, intelligent, and giving person, and enjoyed basketball and dancing. Predeceasing him were grandparents Thomas and Dale Daily Allison Jr. Surviving are father James Alan Nash, […]


PEGGIE ANN CHAMBERS PRESLEY, 74, Cottageville, W.V., died Feb. 13, 2015, at the residence. Born in Selfville, she attended Locust Fork High School, Opelika Business College, and Morris Harvey College in Charleston. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service, where she worked as a postmaster and trainer, was a former member of the Jackson County Junior Women’s Club, recognized for her […]


ANNIE LOU REEVES, 89, Oneonta, died Feb.10, 2015, at TLC Nursing Center. She retired with 27 years of service with Blue Bell, was a member of Robin Hill Missionary Baptist Church, a member of the Oneonta Senior Center, an honorary member of the Blount County Quilters Guild, and was known as a part-time comedian. Predeceasing her were parents Tom and Nancy […]