Billy Ray ‘Wild Bill’ Gurley



BILLY RAY ‘WILD BILL’ GURLEY, 62, Cleveland, died Dec. 12, 2015. Parents Hubert and Millie Kent Gurley predeceased him, as did daughter Wendy Annette Bellew and son Jimmie Ray Gurley. Surviving are son Lee Wayne Gurley; former spouse Joyce Bellew, both of Oneonta; granddaughter Shana Danielle Gurley, Ashville; sisters Carolyn (Freddie) Bellew, Straight Mountain, Judy (Thomas) Bickerstaff, Oneonta, Reba Whited, […]

Dwight Garner Irons



DWIGHT GARNER IRONS, 52, Charlotte, N.C., died Nov. 25, 2015. Predeceasing him were brother David M. Irons of Charlotte, grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Horace H. Garner of Oneonta, and Dr. and Mrs. George V. Irons Sr., Birmingham. Surviving are wife Lisa Redmon-Irons; son Dylan Irons, Nashville, Tenn.; mother Peggy Garner Irons, Oneonta; father Dr. George V. (Linda) Irons Jr., Mooresville, […]

Judy Lowry



JUDY LOWRY, 68, Oneonta, died Dec. 6, 2015, at a Birmingham hospital. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at Oneonta Manor Nursing Home for many years, as a home health care aide, and for Blount EMS. She enjoyed cooking, watching cooking shows, Alabama football, and the Atlanta Braves. Predeceasing her were parents Virgil and Ruby Ellen Thomason Childers, brothers […]

Elizabeth Ann Nabors



ELIZABETH ANN NABORS, 48, Susan Moore, died Dec. 12, 2015. She was a member of Corinth Baptist Church, volunteered with school activities, and worked at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital for the past nine years. Father Jerry Logan predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Autumn Nabors; son Kyle Nabors, both of Susan Moore; mother Jo Ann Logan; brother Jeff (Debbie) Logan, all […]

Thomas Eugene ‘Gene’ Noojin



THOMAS EUGENE ‘GENE’ NOOJIN, 84, Virginia, died Dec. 12, 2015. Born in Oneonta, he enlisted with the U.S. Army, serving as an Army Ranger in Korea, two combat tours in Vietnam, and his last assignment in Germany was with the 69th Artillery Group. He earned many medals, awards and commendations including the Bronze Star, and retired in 1970 as Master […]

Vera Lucille Thomas Phillips



VERA LUCILLE THOMAS PHILLIPS, 87, Oneonta, died Dec. 10, 2015, at the residence. Husband James Otha Phillips predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Deloris Jean (George) Hawkins; sons Jimmy Doyle (Mavis) Phillips, all of Oneonta, Otha Lynn (Marie) Phillips, Collinsville, Glenn Dale (Tina) Phillips, Phillip Thomas (Ann) Phillips, all of Oneonta; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother Elwyn (Linda) Thomas, […]

William Ted Putman



WILLIAM TED PUTMAN, 74, Oneonta, died Dec. 7, 2015. Predeceasing him were wife Carolyn Sue Nash Putman, brother Joe Putman, and parents Sylvester and Maudie Reeves Putman. Surviving are children Mark Putman, Micah Putman, Stephanie Putman, Shea Putman, Israel Putman; eleven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brothers Kenneth Putman, Mack Putman, Leon Putman; sisters Linda Nowlin, Debbie Watson, Reba Creasap. Don Garrison […]

Peter ‘Pete’ Carter Singleton



PETER ‘PETE’ CARTER SINGLETON, 74, Remlap, died Dec. 6, 2015, at the residence. Retired from The Birmingham News, he was a local dairy farmer and served with the Air National Guard. He attended Pawnee Baptist Church and Union Chapel Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Merle Carter and Ola Bell Fuqua Singleton and son Timothy Singleton. Surviving are wife Barbara […]

Bob Stroud



BOB STROUD, 81, Oneonta, died Dec. 10, 2015, at the residence. He graduated from Orlando High School as a member of the last class to graduate from the Florida school. His career began in accounting and later, his interest in computers led to a new career as a computer programmer. He enjoyed reading, golfing, traveling, building balsa wood models, painting, […]

CAWACO presents $5,000 grant to Snead for community’s ballfields




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