Christopher Michael Mann



CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MANN, 42, Susan Moore, died Oct. 3, 2015, at the residence. A member of Bethel Baptist Church, he was predeceased by grandmother Susan Ella Plunkett and father-inlaw Robert C. Smallwood. Surviving are wife Jill Smallwood Mann; son Hayden Mann; daughter Anna Marie Mann; parents Michael and Wanda Mann, Boaz; grandmother Lozella Mann, Boaz; mother-in-law Kay Adams Smallwood, Susan […]

Peggy Joyce Morton



PEGGY JOYCE MORTON, 82, Homewood, died Oct. 7, 2015, at Shelby Medical Center, Alabaster. Predeceasing her were daughter Debra Lynn Kinere, husband Finis E. Morton, brothers Ike Dorman and Bill Hall, and sisters Etta Whitlock, Audie Mize, and Mildred Rickles. Survivors include sons Eugene Morton, Tommy Morton; daughter Janet Stewart; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Mina Rickles. Memorial services were […]

Claudie V. Owen



CLAUDIE V. OWEN, 89, Snead, died Oct. 2, 2015, at Marshall Medical Center South, Boaz. She was a member of Snead Methodist Church. First husband Robert Verbon Kilpatrick predeceased her, as did parents Mack and Nannie Hamby Irvin, sons-in-law Wayne “Poly” Fowler and Bill James, and 14 siblings. Surviving are husband O. Neal Owen; sons Joe David Kilpatrick, Athens, Wichien […]

Thelma Jean Murphree Struck



THELMA JEAN MURPHREE STRUCK, 83, Pensacola, Fla., died Oct. 6, 2015, at Covenant Hospice Inpatient and Palliative Care Center, Pensacola, Fla. Predeceasing her were parents Paul and Onez Horton Murphree. Surviving are brother James Paul “Jim” (Edith “Edie”) Murphree, Atlanta, Ga. Glenn Bynum officiated the noon graveside service held Oct. 9 at Centre Cemetery. Valley Chapel of Oneonta directed.

Shirleen Jacobs Thomas



SHIRLEEN JACOBS THOMAS, 77, died Oct. 7, 2015, at The Jacobs House Assisted Living Facility, Hayden. A 1956 graduate of Hayden High School, she enjoyed cooking and retired after 30 years of service as manager of the three lunchrooms for Hayden schools. She was co-founder, developer, and owner of The Jacobs House Assisted Living Facility, taught Sunday school and directed […]

Gilliland picked for All-Star Game



Cleveland senior Peyton Gilliland has been selected for the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Football Game which will be played Dec. 12 at the University of Southern Mississippi’s M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg. Gilliland is one of 40 Alabama players selected for the game. Alabama has won the last seven games and leads the overall series 21-7. This will be the first time […]

Covered Bridge Arts & Music Fest



Known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Alabama, Blount County celebrates its roots each year with the annual Blount County Covered Bridge Festival. Set for Saturday, Oct. 24, the 32nd annual event offers many activities including a pancake breakfast, arts and crafts, a 5K and Fun Run, car show, river walk, entertainment, quilt show, a living history event, a haunted […]

Health Care Authority lauded for support of school health



Blount County Health Care Authority (HCA) president Jerry Jones receives a commendation plaque from Blount County Schools Superintendent Rodney Green in recognition of his organization’s efforts on behalf of county schools. The Health Care Authority, in addition to providing support to a number of other health care-related agencies, funds four critical health services to county schools. (1) The authority pays […]

St. Vincent’s Blount gets community service award



St. Vincent’s Blount received a community service award for support of student health in Blount County schools from the Board of Education at its Oct. 5 meeting. Accepting the award for St. Vincent’s from Superintendent Rodney Green was Amy Shelton. The award is for outstanding contributions to student health. A wheeled emergency medical cart was provided to a county elementary […]

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