Miriam Watt Robbins



MIRIAM WATT ROBBINS, 93, of Oneonta, passed away June 12, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. She was born on October 6, 1921, in Forest Home, Ala. She was a long-time member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Watt Sr., husband Wiley B. Robbins, sister Helen Henson, and brothers Frank Watt and William […]

Emily H. Smitherman



EMILY H. SMITHERMAN, 63, Warrior, died June 7, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. She had worked as a medical records analyst with Children’s Hospital, Birmingham and was of the Assembly of God faith. Parents William T. and Marie Baker Herring predeceased her, as did daughter Britany Emlie Smitherman. Surviving are husband Roy Smitherman; sister Charlene (Charles) Greer, Mississippi. Denny […]

Phillip Jeffery ‘Jeff’ Tinsley



PHILLIP JEFFERY ‘JEFF’ TINSLEY, 53, Bon Aqua, Tenn., died June 10, 2015, at St. Thomas West Hospital, Nashville. Parents Thomas Eugene and Sally Smith Tinsley and daughter Ashley Tinsley predeceased him. Surviving are wife Karen Ferguson Tinsley; daughter Holly Tinsley, Oneonta; son Nickolas Tinsley, El Paso, Texas; stepsons Ryan Kimbro, Jacob Kimbro, both of Dickson, Tenn.; granddaughter Ashleigh Tinsley; brother […]

Obie Jefferson Tuck Jr.



OBIE JEFFERSON TUCK JR., 87, Oneonta, died June 10, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. He was a member of Oneonta First Baptist Church and enjoyed talking to people. Predeceasing him were parents Obie J. and Idella Heard Tuck, wife Joyce Campbell Tuck, son Walter Jefferson Tuck, sisters Ervel Johnson, Miriam Jenkins, and Sara Tuck, and brothers Robert Tuck, Norman Tuck, and […]

Palmer-Murphy



A candlelight ceremony was the setting for the wedding of Faith Tennison Palmer and John Thomas Murphy on Saturday evening, June 13, 2015. The couple exchanged vows at Auburn United Methodist Church in Auburn with Rev. Rusty Hutson officiating. The bride, a native of Oneonta, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Palmer of Oneonta. The groom is the […]

Whited-Hansen



Alvin and Denise Turner of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Victoria Pearl Whited, to Adam Payne Hansen, son of Drew Boody and Holly Hansen of Gurley. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Rod Whited and granddaughter of W.M. “Mike” Miller and the late Elizabeth Miller of Cleveland and the late Ward and Lottie […]

Whited-Cain



Alvin and Denise Turner of Oneonta announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Samantha Ella Whited, to Tanner Austin Cain, son of Phil and Laura Cain of Chelsea. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Rod Whited and granddaughter of W.M. “Mike” Miller and the late Elizabeth Miller of Cleveland and the late Ward and Lottie Whited […]

Birth



Caitlyn Laine Williams was born May 31, 2015, at 6:57 a.m. weighing 6 lbs., 14 oz. and measuring 19 1/2 inches. Proud parents are David Williams and Bethany Ashe and siblings are Christian Williams, Nathan Quinn, and Elizabeth ‘Lulu’ Quinn. Grandparents are Jerry and Pam Williams and William Odell and Karen Ashe, all of Birmingham.

SPORTS Briefs



SUSAN MOORE TOUCHDOWN CLUB is selling chances to win a John Deere Gator. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased from any booster club member. BLOUNTSVILLE YOUTH FOOTBALL REGISTRATION is underway. Players at Blountsville Elementary (or those homeschooled in the area) in grades one through six can register at town hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

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