Donald Eugene Smitherman Sr.

DONALD EUGENE SMITHERMAN SR., 82, Oneonta, died May 16, 2015, at a Birmingham Hospital. He was a Methodist minister for 60 years and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and raising bird dogs. Predeceasing him were parents Andrew and Otis Smitherman and cousin Burt Taylor. Surviving are his wife of 63 years Peggy Smitherman; daughter Vanessa (Ronnie) Mathis, Childersburg; son Donald E. Smitherman […]

Wallace G. Todd

WALLACE G. TODD, 78, Remlap, died peacefully at his home on May 22, 2015. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force and 117th ARW, he was a writer for The Blount Countian, a member of the American Legion Post 72, and a charter member of Calvary Episcopal Church in Oneonta. Surviving […]



Fortune and great prospects, followed by catastrophe and a lengthy convalescence, resulting in an eventual return to robust health and a favorable prognosis. That’s the story of Cleveland in a nutshell. Cleveland has seen it all. After an auspicious beginning as an aggressive center of trade in a mainly agricultural county in its early years, it experienced disastrous and – […]

Memorial Museum gets donations

Richard D. Wright of Gadsden, shown above, displays donations he is making to Blount County Memorial Museum. The framed photo shows a group of 112 students taken at Union Point School during the 1923-1924 school year. The photo is accompanied by a directory of students’ names, keyed to numbers on the photo. The school was located in the Snead/Susan Moore […]

2015-05-27 E-Edition

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