Kathy Jane Howard Haines

KATHY JANE HOWARD HAINES, 54, Oneonta, died April 11, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She had a passion for painting, enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, and knitting, and being a mother and Nana. Parents Cecil William and Margie Mae Howard predeceased her, as did son Lee Haines, granddaughter Racheal Haines, grandson Joey Haines, and sister Opal Bradley. Surviving are sons […]

Marvin Buster ‘Mark’ Ingram

MARVIN BUSTER ‘MARK’ INGRAM, 88, died April 20, 2016. He graduated from Blount County High School and served in the Signal Corps during World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a member and deacon of Lakewood Baptist Church and Huffman Baptist Church, making many mission trips with Builders for Christ. He was a past president of the Huffman […]

Reed M. Jacoway Jr.

REED M. JACOWAY JR., 82, Pinson, died April 16, 2016. Parents Reed M. and Olivia Basenberg Jacoway and brother Bill Jacoway predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Pamela (Tom) Waudby, Birmingham; sons Chip Jacoway, Ted Jacoway, both of Pinson; grandchildren Ashley Waudby, Kate Waudby, Grace Snell, Thomas Waudby; sister-in-law Wendy Jacoway, San Deigo, Calif.; niece Annette (Kevin) Gilmartin; nephews Robin (Kim) […]

Katherine ‘Kitty’ Ludolph

KATHERINE ‘KITTY’ LUDOLPH, 69, died April 19, 2016, at TLC Nursing Center. She was a member of the DAR, the China Painting Club of Alabama, and was a member of the Episcopal Churches in Huntsville and Oneonta. Husband Luther Ludolf predeceased her, as did parents John and Elizabeth Ralston Allen and brother-in-law Jimmy Schott. Surviving are sisters Betty (David) Purcell, […]

Irene A. Smith

IRENE A. SMITH, 79, Blountsville, died April 19, 2016, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was the retired owner of Snowbiz in Arab and was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Husband Gene Smith predeceased her, as did parents J.C. and Vera Brown Earl, five brothers, and three sisters. Surviving are son Ronnie Smith, Blountsville; daughter Diane NeSmith, Blountsville; […]

Shirley J. Smith

SHIRLEY J. SMITH, 76, Oneonta, died April 18, 2016. Born in Altoona, she was predeceased by parents Jesse and Vailor Clevenger Mize, husband Adrian H.“Bunk” Smith, and sister Frances Mize Prather. Surviving are children Randall Smith, Oneonta, Connie Smith (Jim) Tuck, Susan Moore, Michael H. (Tammy) Smith, Arab; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister Sandra (Jerry) Tidwell, Altoona; brothers Verbon (Delene) […]

Charlie D. Starnes

CHARLIE D. STARNES, 76, Blountsville, died April 21, 2016, at Baptist Princeton Medical Center, Birmingham. He was the widower of Edna Wadkins Starnes, who died in 1995. He worked as a laborer with Products Engineers. Parents Louie Clovis and Lonnie Shockley Starnes and sister Betty Hale also predeceased him. Surviving are daughters Dana (Corey Haynes) Elkins, Dawn (Barry) Smith, both […]

Lavelle Tuck

LAVELLE TUCK, 82, Oneonta, died April 13, 2016. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oneonta. Predeceasing her were parents Obie Sr. and Idella Heard Tuck, brothers Obie Tuck Jr., Norman Tuck, Robert Tuck, and Michael Tuck, and sisters Ervel Johnson, Miriam Jenkins, and Sara Beth Tuck. Surviving are brother Rudolph Tuck, Oneonta; nieces, nephews, cousins, and […]


Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bryant of Odenville announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter Melissa Lauren Bryant of Cumming, Ga., to Kirtland Charles Cahill of Cumming, Ga., son of Jeffrey Cahill of Dawsonville, Ga., and Melissa Simpson Cahill of Alpharetta, Ga. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Brenda Parrish and the late Ronald Parrish of Springville and the […]

What’s for dinner?

Brianna Stutts, an eighth grader at Appalachaian High School, recently won first place in the junior north division at the Alabama State Beef Cook-off sponsored by the Alabama Cattlewomen’s Association. The first time a student from Blount County has won the state contest, she also won her school and Blount County cook-offs with her dish,‘Cheeseburger Eggrolls.’ Brianna is the daughter […]

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