John Wesley Crumbley

JOHN WESLEY CRUMBLEY, 49, Birmingham, died Nov. 6, 2015, at the residence. A salesman, he was known to have a fine sense of humor, enjoyed dancing, and had served with the U.S. Navy. Predeceasing him were mother Barbara June Bain Crumbley and brother Terry Lee Crumbley. Surviving are father Sherril Crumbley; son Christopher Baybie; daughters Ashley Kline, Bella Kirk; brother […]

David Randall Johnson

DAVID RANDALL JOHNSON, 48, Warrior, died Nov. 10, 2015, at the residence. Known for his wit and storytelling, he was a member of Restoration Fellowship, Iron Faith Ministry, and Motorcycle Ministries. Father Troy Rich predeceased him, as did daughter Megan Johnson and brother Kenneth Wayne Johnson. Surviving are mother Pamela Joan Bagwell; son Christopher Butts; daughters Jessica Johnson, Taylor Johnson, […]

Roy Hilton Johnston

ROY HILTON JOHNSTON, 87, Luverne, died Nov. 5, 2015, at Baptist Princeton Hospital, Birmingham. Originally from Blount County, he was of the Methodist faith and was a retired Master Sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. Predeceasing him were daughter Vikki Ellison and parents Felix Hilton and Lottie Cirella Sasser Johnston. Surviving are granddaughter Britt Coody, Boaz; greatgrandchildren Shon Coody, Albertville, […]

Linda Ruth Leslie

LINDA RUTH LESLIE, 72, Oneonta, died Nov. 5, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Parents Leonard and Margie Smith Loggins predeceased her. Surviving are sons Dwayne (Tina) Leslie, Morris, Darrell Leslie, Matthew Wilson, Josh Wilson, all of Oneonta; grandchildren Michelle Leslie, Derek Leslie, Hannah Wilson, Jacob Wilson; great-grandchildren Tre Chandler, Dominick Leslie, Jaiden Leslie. Memorial services were held at 2 […]

Ethelene Atchley Murphree

ETHELENE ATCHLEY MURPHREE, Oneonta, died Nov. 14, 2015, at Golden LivingCenter. She was a member of Ashville First Baptist Church, attended Brooksville Baptist Church, and enjoyed reading and traveling. Predeceasing her were parents Dee and Zunie Teal Atchley, husbands James Hudson and Kenneth Murphree, and brothers Royce Atchley and Travis Atchley. Surviving are daughter Robin (Hoyt) Patterson, Pittsburg, Calif.; stepdaughter […]

Mytrice Floell Wadsworth Newton

MYTRICE FLOELL WADSWORTH NEWTON, 76, Attalla, died Nov. 7, 2015, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Formerly of Oneonta, she was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was a graduate of Appalachian High School. She worked as a caregiver in the healthcare industry. Predeceasing her was daughter Angelia Compton. Surviving are son Jimmy Newton; […]

William ‘Bill’ Britten Phillips

WILLIAM ‘BILL’ BRITTEN PHILLIPS, 88, Altoona, died Nov. 12, 2015, at the residence. A 1946 graduate of Altoona High School, he worked in the construction industry throughout the Southeast. He was known as a generous person, a hard worker, and an avid Alabama football fan. He was a talented gardener, often sharing with friends, and was a devout member and […]

Mt. Pleasant hosts Veterans Day program

Chamber of commerce encourages float building

Blount County Christmas Parade

Want to show Blount County what you believe in? The Blount- Oneonta Chamber of Commerce is offering you the chance during this year’s Blount County Christmas Parade, scheduled for Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. Whether you believe in Santa, music, Jesus, love, generosity, the North Pole, or maybe… aliens, this year the parade is all about the theme, “I Believe.” […]

Panthers travel to Randolph County


The Cleveland Panthers welcomed Sulligent to Michael E. Dixon Memorial Stadium for a second-round game last week. After the visitors took an early lead, the Panthers proceeded to pound the visiting Blue Devils into the turf to advance to the third round of the playoffs for the first time ever with a 38-13 win. Hayden had a chance to do […]