From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, June 22, 1922

Hail Damages Crops A hail, rain and wind storm did considerable damage to crops north and west of Blountsville Saturday afternoon. It appears that the worst damage was done to Judge Alldredge’s farm where one house was unroofed, many fruit trees blown down and about 75 acres of cotton beaten into the ground by the hail. Corn was also badly […]

Pennington wins at camp



Adams comes in first



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 home-schooled in the area) in grades one through six can register at town hall, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS EASLEY BAPTIST CHURCH holds yard sales on the first and third weekend of every month at 62866 U.S. 231. Proceeds benefit Redeemed Ministries, a group which helps people coming out of rehab transition back to a normal, healthy life. CLEAR SPRINGS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will feature Relentless Flood in concert on Saturday, June 27, at 7 p.m. Also performing […]

Brenda Lee Simmons Armstrong



BRENDA LEE SIMMONS ARMSTRONG, 70, Hayden, died June 19, 2015. She was an active member of Hayden First Baptist Church and was known for her love of gardening. She took the Master Gardener’s class in 2001 and recorded over 4000 volunteer hours with the Alabama Master Gardener Association, where she was a board member and vicechair for the 2015 state […]

William Lee Hunter Beason



WILLIAM LEE HUNTER BEASON, 11, Blountsville, died June 18, 2015. He was a student at Blountsville Elementary School. Surviving are parents Anthony and Amy Beason; brother Vincent Jacob Yates; sister Destiny Faith Harden, all of Blountsville; grandparents Helen and Jack Osborn, Tony and Ginger Beason, all of Blountsville, Drucilla and Joe Walker, Hayden; great-grandmother Betty Osborn, Royal; great-grandfather Bobby Gillispie, […]

Finis Russell Gargus



FINIS RUSSELL GARGUS, 58, Birmingham, died June 13, 2015. He enjoyed hunting, riding motorcycles, gardening, playing with the grandchildren, and animals. He served in the U.S. Air Force. Predeceasing him were father Authur W. Gargus, brothers Bryan D. Gargus Sr. and Darryl L. Gargus, and grandparents. Surviving are wife Brenda L. Gargus; sons Patrick Russell Gargus, Straight Mountain, Jeremy Duane […]

Mattie Pate Hallman



MATTIE PATE HALLMAN, 66, Cleveland, died June 15, 2015, at the residence. A member of Center Hill Presbyterian Church, she was a 1968 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and had worked as a mail carrier with the U.S. Postal Service. Parents France and Kate Blackwood Pate predeceased her. Surviving are husband Gene Hallman; son Tim (Dusti) Hallman, Gardendale; daughter […]

Lexie Lee Harvey



LEXIE LEE HARVEY, 87, Oneonta, died June 20, 2015. An accomplished musician and southern gospel recording artist, she helped pioneer several churches and enjoyed studying the Bible and sharing her faith with others. Predeceasing her were husband William Thurston Harvey, parents LeRoy and Rosie Hodges, grandson Timothy Emmette Tressler Jr., and sister Norma Dean Phillips. Surviving are son Don Harvey, […]