LARRY MICHAEL SCARBORO, 68, Remlap, died Feb. 13, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He owned and operated Remlap Super Saver for more than 20 years, served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and enjoyed working with wood in his workshop. Predeceasing him were parents Forest and Mary Ruth Gosnell Scarboro and wife Elizabeth Scarboro. Surviving are wife […]


VIVIAN PHILLIPS SMITH, 82, Boaz, died Feb. 10, 2015, at Golden Living Nursing Home, Boaz. Formerly of Oneonta, Mrs. Smith was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and sewing. Parents Monro and Elsie Suttles Phillips predeceased her, as did husband Virgil Smith. Surviving are sons Donald (Phyllis) Smith, Charlie Ray Smith; daughters Jamie (Roy) Glass, Mary (Bud) Williams; 10 […]


JAMES ALFORD WHITTINGTON, 73, Oneonta, died Jan. 26, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. Parents Edward and Leona Allred Whittington predeceased him, as did sister Dorothy Alexander and brother Alton Whittington. Surviving are brother Mackie (Sharon) Whittington, Oneonta; nieces and nephews Susan Corkran, DannyWhittington, Michael Whittington, Eddie Whittington, Donald Whittington, Tommy Whittington, Jimmy Whittington, Kerrie Miller, Christy Whittington, Jamie Smith, Eric Tuck, Steve […]


FRANCES MAXINE WRIGHT, 65, Snead, died Feb. 9, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Predeceasing her were parents John D. and Erlean Bates Bailey and siblings R.C. Bailey, L.C. Bailey, Ninna Faye Hawkins, Betty Holliday, and Gail Hawkins. Surviving are husband James Wright; daughter Lisa (Mark) Harris, Gadsden; son Lamar (Amanda) Wright, Oneonta; grandchildren Charity (Chance) Green, Micah Harris, Tyler Wright, […]


DANNY ALAN YARBROUGH, 51, Pinson, died Feb. 7, 2015. Father Levi Yarbrough predeceased him. Surviving are mother Barbara (Gene) Lambert, Pinson; brother Darrell Yarbrough, Brooksville; nephews Michael Yarbrough, Christopher Yarbrough; three great-nieces; three great-nephews. Phillip Tipton officiated the 11 a.m. graveside service held Feb. 10 at the Lambert Family Cemetery. Snead Funeral Home directed.

World War II veteran honored

With incredible detail, Jesse. E. Holt can recount his memories of World War II. As a private in the Marines, Holt was thrown into two of the most ruthless battles of the war – Peleliu and Okinawa. “People nowadays say they couldn’t fight like we used to,” Holt says.“But if you get dumped out there on some beach like we […]

‘Twelve Angry Men’ auditions set for this weekend

This Friday and Saturday, the Community Arts Council of Blount County will host auditions for the upcoming production of “Twelve Angry Men” at the Neely Arts Center – 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Saturday. Thirteen men are needed for the performance which includes one character who plays devil’s advocate in the story of a 19-year-old boy on trial for […]



Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey A. Price of Remlap announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Melissa Gail Price, to Christopher James Hubauer Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Hubauer of Oneonta. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallis J. Burnette of Pinson and Mr. and Mrs. John C. Price of Remlap. She is a […]

Susan Moore robotics team competes

Susan Moore High School, the first school in the county to field a robotics team, competed at the Ohatchee Vex Robotics Competition recently against other teams from throughout Alabama. The group used engineering and computer skills to build and design the robots. Teams could embellish the robots with other features and skills as long as it fit within the 18-inch […]


Kasen Adam Shirley celebrated his first birthday Jan. 6 with a Barnyard Bash party attended by friends and family. Kasen has a big brother, Aiden, and is the son of Adam and Holley Shirley of Oneonta. His grandparents are Greg and Kay Gargus and Jeff and Lynn Shirley, all of Oneonta. Greatgrandparents are Benny Joe and Phyllis Grigsby of Cleveland, […]