Susan Moore slams Hanceville

The Susan Moore Bulldogs took out the frustrations of a trying season on visiting Hanceville last week, blasting the visitors 56-21. Susan Moore jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and led 21-0 before Hanceville finally got on the board with a 64-yard fumble return. Hanceville looked to cut into the 21-7 margin just before the half but […]

Tanner clobbers Cleveland

In a match-up of top 10 teams in 2A, it wasn’t really close. Visiting Cleveland, ranked No. 5, couldn’t overcome seven turnovers and a ton of big plays by No. 8 Tanner as the Rattlers rolled to a 58-20 victory last Friday night. Tanner returned the opening kickoff to midfield and scored on the first play as Crimson Tide-commit Chadarius […]

Redskins fall in overtime

A 10-yard touchdown run on Hokes Bluff’s first possession in overtime proved to be the difference as the visiting Oneonta Redskins dropped a heartbreaking 27-24 decision last Friday night. Hokes Bluff dominated the first half and led 14-0 after two quarters. The Redskins immediately answered to start the second half as Colton Walker ripped off a 69-yard touchdown run on […]

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Church Briefs

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH TRAFFORD will have the annual yard and bake sale on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. There will be a large variety of yard sale items, homemade fried apple pies, baked goods, and hotdogs for sale. Proceeds benefit church missions. The church is located at 9330 3rd Avenue West in Trafford. CENTER UNITED METHODIST […]

Larry Blair Jr.

LARRY BLAIR JR., 59, Wynnville, died Sept. 28, 2016. He was a roofer by trade and enjoyed playing softball with his daughters. Parents Lawrence and Hazel Sullivan Blair, sister Gail Pierce, grandmother Annie Blair, and special friends Nick Purtee and Colton Sanders predeceased him. Surviving are wife Dorothy Blair; daughters Linda Murphy, Jasper, Jessie Elliott (Scotty Bagwell), Cullman, Misty (Scotty) […]

James Howard Bradley

JAMES HOWARD BRADLEY, 78, Blountsville, died Sept. 29, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter. He was a member of Ruffner Road Baptist Church in Birmingham. He enjoyed fishing, Alabama football, NASCAR, and Mini Cup Car Racing. Predeceasing him were parents Arthur Cleveland and Cora Lee Lyons Bradley, brothers Olen Alford Bradley, Billy Joe Bradley, and Bennie Frank Bradley, sisters Sara Elizabeth “Betty” […]

Shirley Downs

SHIRLEY DOWNS, 68, Oneonta, died Sept. 27, 2016. She worked for Parisian department store for 32 years, was a member of Deliverance Now Tabernacle, and enjoyed crocheting, shopping, and collecting dolls. Predeceasing her were mother Daisy Densmore Lovell, brothers Bradley Lovell and Johnny Dale Conway, husband J.W. Downs, and son Kevin Downs. Surviving are son Johnny (Michelle) Downs, Oneonta; grandchildren […]

Flavous Finch

FLAVOUS FINCH, 81, Hayden, died Sept. 28, 2016, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. He graduated from Corner High School in 1954, and was predeceased by parents Olen and Maggie Finch and brother Jack Finch. Surviving are wife Martha Wall Finch; son Manly Finch, Hayden; brother Jim (Peggy) Finch, Hartselle; sisters Marie Hamilton, Jean Holloway, both of Fultondale, Janice ( Jerry) […]

Thomas Henry Gentry

THOMAS HENRY GENTRY, 84, died Sept. 18, 2016, surrounded by family. He was born in Blount County to William Tally and Sallie Farley Gentry. He began working in the sawmill at 15, cutting paperwood and worked in the coal mines. He was a dredge operator nationally and internationally for 37 years and retired in 1992. Besides his parents, brother Bill […]

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