Verna Hays



VERNA HAYS, 97, died Sept. 29, 2016. She was the widow of Ottis Hays. Also predeceasing her were son James Owen, parents, two sisters, two brothers, a grandson, and a great-granddaughter. Surviving are daughter Sue (Gene) Young; granddaughters Renea (Pat) Melvin, Elaine (Terry) Manthooth; grandson Dennis Huffstutler; six greatgrandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Pat Melvin and Randy Hale officiated […]

Charlotte Sue Vinston



CHARLOTTE SUE VINTSON, 61, Oneonta, died Sept. 28, 2016. She had worked as a seamstress at Wrangler for several years and enjoyed couponing. She was of the Church of God faith. Parents Cecil and Olliva Umphrey Watkins predeceased her. Surviving are husband Jim Vintson III; daughter Stephanie Lyn Moore, Birmingham; son Jason Moore, Kingston, Wash.; sister Brenda Tylkowski, Nebraska; brothers […]

George Kenneth Wilson



GEORGE KENNETH WILSON, 74, Powder Springs, died Sept. 30, 2016. He served with the U.S. Army and was predeceased by daughter Kristie Archer. Surviving are wife Dianna Wilson; children Renee (Charles) Mote, Temple, Ga., Mark (Diane) Archer, Seattle, Wash., Clete (Candy) Archer, Hiram, Wendy Hall, Florence, Matt Wilson, Brian (Allison) Wilson, both of Collinwood, Tenn.; grandchildren Eric and Caitlin Magnuson, […]

Blount County Youth Football



Scores from Saturday, Oct. 1SophomoreSoutheastern 44, Blountsville 0Cleveland 13, West End 0(Players of the Game: Cleveland – JosiahHernandez; West End – Carson Messier) JuniorLocust Fork 6, Appalachian 0Southeastern 18, Blountsville 0West End 20, Cleveland 0(Players of the Game: West End – DaltonFulmer; Cleveland – Haven Hogeland) SeniorAppalachian 33, Locust Fork 14Southeastern 46, Blountsville 0Cleveland 18, West End 12(Players of the […]

RSVP volunteers say thanks



Several of the RSVP volunteers from Snead and Blountsville Senior centers visited their local police stations on Sept. 11, bringing Jack’s biscuits and Daylight Donuts to officers on duty. The treats were given to officers to thank them for their time and service to the communities. Vowing to never forget the tragedy of 9/11, the volunteers plan to make this […]

Seven to a wad…



‘But my wife said for me not to say that,’ says James Pate of Royal. ‘She said that’s what all the old-timers used to say, and no one would know what it meant.’ Well for those who don’t, a pecan tree will produce pecans in small groups, usually 2 or 3 per bunch, or ‘wad.’ The Pates’ trees have mostly […]

Farmers Home Furniture grand opening



There were a lot of folks present for the Farmers Home Furniture grand opening last week. Reference the cast of thousands in the photo. The new store is in the Daniel Shopping Center, and for whatever a non-expert observation is worth, it’s a ‘h-u-u-uge’ store with wall-to-wall furniture. Other facts: Farmers Home is a chain with about 200 stores scattered […]

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