Dewey ‘D.G. Shorty’ Craven



DEWEY ‘D.G. SHORTY’ CRAVEN, 86, Oneonta, died Oct. 13, 2016. He served with the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Oneonta Church of God and a fan of Auburn football and Atlanta Braves baseball. He enjoyed gardening and old western movies. Predeceasing him were father Roy Henry Craven, mother Nora […]

Johnny Kirkland ‘JK’ Elrod



JOHNNY KIRKLAND ‘JK’ ELROD, 24, Straight Mountain, died Oct. 8, 2016. He was a 2011 graduate of Oneonta High School, where he was a member of the golf team. He attended Faulkner State University and worked for Puro Clean as a project manager and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Surviving are parents Johnny and Nicole Kirkland Elrod, Straight Mountain; sister Christina […]

Joanne Newman Farris



JOANNE NEWMAN FARRIS, 62, Pinson, died Sept. 25, 2016. She was a retired real estate manager and a member of Clear Branch United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening, skiing, Georgia football, shopping, and couponing. Parents Charles and Lotta Grunlinger Newman and husband Michael Farris predeceased her. Surviving are stepdaughters Rachel S. (Paul) Kelly, Oneonta, Scarlet (Donald) Krachinski, Tigard, Ore.; stepson […]

John David Gallimore



JOHN DAVID GALLIMORE, 56, Hayden, died Oct. 12, 2016. He was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church in Hayden and enjoyed being with his family, doing God’s work, the outdoors, and Auburn football. He was a talented woodworker and the owner of Sugar Creek Wood Works. His work was featured in Southern Living magazine twice. Wife Vicki Hogan Gallimore […]

Betty Graves



BETTY GRAVES, 79, Oneonta, died Oct. 13, 2016. She was a faithful member of Hendrix Missionary Baptist Church and was known as a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend to many. Parents Otis and Estelle Bailey Roden and brother James L. Roden predeceased her. Surviving are husband John Graves; daughter Cindy ( James) Jeffers, Jacksonville; sons Rickey (Nedra) Graves, […]

James Carl Hogland



JAMES CARL HOGLAND, 85, Cleveland, died Oct. 12, 2016, at the residence. A carpenter by trade, he was a Korean War veteran and enjoyed fishing and hunting. Parents John Henry and Fennie Hogland predeceased him, as did sons James Daniel Hogland and Johnny Lynn Hogland, and seven siblings. Surviving are wife Mary Louise Hogland; daughters Gina Louise (Barry) Rich, Odenville, […]

Mozelle Horsley



MOZELLE HORSLEY, 86, Pine Mountain, died Oct. 13, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. She was a member of Lee’s Chapel Methodist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Marvin Horsley, infant son Glenn Horsley, parents Warner and Lillie Whitehead Jackson, and sisters Bonell Jackson, Wilma Cussel, and Marguerite Selner. Surviving are daughters Becky Mason, Sandra (Mickey) Morton; grandchildren Greg ( Julie) Morton, […]

Betty Lou Murphree



BETTY LOU MURPHREE, 77, Oneonta, died Oct. 11, 2016, at Golden LivingCenter. She attended Robin Hill Missionary Baptist Church and had worked as a medical records transcriptionist for Blount Memorial Hospital and worked with Nash and NeSmith. She enjoyed playing bingo with her friends at Golden LivingCenter. Parents W.D. and Princey Harvey Gargus predeceased her, as did brothers Alton Murphree […]

Ruby Nell Phillips



RUBY NELL PHILLIPS, 85, Oneonta, died Oct. 12, 2016. She was a member of Mt. Carmel Church. Predeceasing her were husband Ernest Auburn Phillips, parents Freemon and Stella Collett White, and nine siblings. Surviving are son Mark ( Joan) Phillips; grandchildren Jennifer (Mark) Dixon, Ginger (Carlos) Quebrado; great-grandchildren Austin Dixon, Clayton Dixon, Scout Dixon, Hope Quebrado, all of Albertville; sister […]

Joshua ‘Bubb Josh’ Chase Smith



JOSHUA ‘BUBBA JOSH’ CHASE SMITH, 23, Cleveland, died Oct. 15, 2016. He was an avid Alabama football fan and enjoyed music of all kinds, video games, and his job with Custom Fence, LLC., as a crew leader. Surviving are father Michael Knott; mother Hollie Smith; great-grandmother Mary Grogan; grandparents Sherry and Dale Todd, Mike and Becky Smith, Mary Myers; brothers […]


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