Church Briefs



EVENTS NEW LIFE MINISTRIES CHURCH will have a yard sale Saturday, May 16, beginning at 8 a.m. at the church. Proceeds benefit the Bread of Life Orphanage in Romania. Sunday, May 17, pastor Elias Valles from Iquitos, Peru, will be guest speaker at 10:45 a.m. He oversees several protestant churches there where his team ministers to natives in the jungle […]

Brenda Gail Crowe



BRENDA GAIL CROWE, 61, died April 24, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She enjoyed music, dancing, fishing, and she could talk to anyone. Predeceasing her were parents Lonnie and Annie Knighten Blackmon, brothers Coy Blackmon and Super Blackmon, and sisters Ollie Blackmon and Frances Glass. Surviving are sons Tony (Sandra) Wilson, Thomas (LaRue) Crowe, all of Oneonta; grandchildren Anthony […]

Cecil Smith



CECIL SMITH, 83, Pinson, died May 3, 2015, at the residence. He was a licensed minister with Assemblies of God, enjoyed reading his Bible, and spending time with his grandchildren. Predeceasing him were parents Hershel and Esther Howard Smith and three brothers. Surviving are wife Boots Smith; sons Randy (Terri) Smith, Mike (Jackie) Smith, all of Clay, Tommy (Kathy) Smith, […]

Imogene Sullivan



IMOGENE SULLIVAN, 77, Chelsea, died May 7, 2015, at Shelby Baptist Medical Center. She was of the Baptist faith, enjoyed shopping, collecting dolls, fishing, and floral arranging. Predeceasing her were parents Shilla and Inez Nix Whited, sons Billy Holland and Ronnie Holland, brother Allen Whited, and sisters Ina Mae Smith and Martha Nelson. Surviving are daughter Melinda (David) Pate, Jemison; […]

James S. Warren



JAMES S. WARREN, 74, Springville, died May 9, 2015, at the residence. He was a member of Grace Community Church where he was involved with church missions and taught Sunday school, an active member of the Alzheimer’s Awareness support group, and enjoyed building model cars. Predeceasing him were parents Olin and Lorene Haynes Warren, wife Wanda Faye Franklin Warren, brother […]

Sheep or Goat?



Suggested reading: Matthew 25:31-46 What does it mean to be a member of the church? I’m not talking about a specific church here, but the universal church. I’m afraid some of us have got it a little mixed up. I see a lot of posts on Facebook about “religious” stuff. Some people post a daily Bible verse; some post a […]

Five generations



Alexis Kate Hill



Jason and Amy Hill welcomed daughter Alexis Kate, born Feb. 25, weighing 6 lb. 9 oz. and measuring 19 in. long. Happy grandparents are Howard and Carol Hill of Susan Moore and James and Ida Sue Moore of Oneonta. Proud greatgrandparents are Raymon Moore Sr. and Floyd and Brenda Hoagland. Also welcoming Alexis Kate are aunts and uncles Andrew and […]

The journey to 100



Doris Griffies encourages everyone to do one thing to lengthen their lives – travel. She says its the reason she will celebrate her 100th birthday on May 13. “I have traveled all over,” Griffies, of Remlap, says.“And if I could, I would go to all of those places again because I enjoyed being there and meeting so many nice people […]

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