Georgia Faye Helms



GEORGIA FAYE HELMS, 74, Altoona, died June 13, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. A member of Mt. Carmel Methodist Church, she had worked at the Frosty Freeze restaurant in Blountsville for many years. Parents George Henry and Louise Bowman Minor predeceased her, as did husband Trenon Helms. Surviving are children Pam (Phill) Dodd, Pinson, Kenneth Nix, Belinda Nix, both […]

Margaret Hallman Thomas



MARGARET HALLMAN THOMAS, 71, Trafford, died June 14, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a member of Center Springs Baptist Church, enjoyed crocheting, crossword puzzles, and sudoku. Predeceasing her were parents Henry and Earlene Reid Hallman, husband Jerry Mac Thomas, son Jerry Dennis Thomas, and great-granddaughter MacKenzie Higginbotham. Surviving are daughter Sherry (Ray) Thrift, Dallas/Selfville; grandchildren Michael Anthony […]

Elder Abuse Awareness



June 15 was Elder Abuse Awareness Day, and June is Elder Abuse Awareness Month. It’s a time to raise consciousness of the fact that elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation is a serious and growing national problem. It knows no boundaries, affecting all cultural, social, economic, and demographic groups. The Adult Protective Services program, managed by the Blount County Department of […]

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