Margaret Blackwood



MARGARET BLACKWOOD, 80, Oneonta, died Oct. 21, 2016. She was a member of Mt. Joy Church and had worked at Blue Bell for 10 years. She enjoyed traveling and camping. Predeceasing her were father Remus Tidwell, mother Mary Louise Champion Tidwell, and brothers Alfred Tidwell and Howard Tidwell. Surviving are husband of 54 years Hampton Blackwood; sisters Pauline (Melvin) Gilbert, […]

Alma ‘Granny Brock’ Brock



ALMA ‘GRANNY BROCK’ BROCK, 81, Trafford, died Oct. 23, 2016. She was a member of Inglenook Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school. Husband Lewis Brock predeceased her, as did sons Bobby Brock and Edward Brock, parents Collier and Maudie Hubbard, and six siblings. Surviving are son Bobby Joe (Kristy) Brock; daughters Jackie (Ray) Samples, Peggy (William) Carlisle; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; […]

Geneva Moore Dempsey



GENEVA MOORE DEMPSEY, 78, Pinson, died Oct. 25, 2016. She was a member of Palmerdale United Methodist Church and worked with the Meals on Wheels program. Predeceasing her were husband David Ray Dempsey, parents Willard and Audrey Lee Moore, and special dog Zack. Surviving are daughters Sonia Dempsey, Resha Dempsey Dotson, Gina ( Jonathan) Wilson; grandchildren Rebecca Dotson, Kristian Dotson, […]

James Edward Fields



JAMES EDWARD FIELDS, 70, Oneonta, died Oct. 25, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a Vietnam War veteran, earning several medals. He worked in construction and enjoyed Alabama football, fishing, and driving the church bus for World Outreach Center, where he was a member. Surviving are wife Charlotte “Sissie” Fields; children Pam, Heath, Chris, Laura, Nina, Buddy, […]

Ruth Foust



RUTH FOUST, 82, Blountsville, died Oct. 20, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was a member of Oak Grove Methodist Church. Husband W.C. Foust predeceased her, as did parents Emory and Exie Alldredge Thomas, brothers Raymond Thomas, Roy Lee Thomas, David James Thomas, Buck Thomas, and Jessie Thomas, sister Fairey Thomas, and special aunt and uncle Newman and […]

Thomas Henry Gentry



THOMAS HENRY GENTRY, 84, died Sept. 18, 2016, surrounded by family. Born in Blount County, he worked with Great Lakes Dredging Company and was a dredge operator nationally and internationally for 37 years. He retired in 1992 and moved to Augusta, W. Va., recently moving back to Blount County. Wife Barbara “Bobbie” Perry Gentry, brother Bill Gentry, son Thomas Lee […]

Jewel Jean Jenkins



JEWEL JEAN JENKINS, 82, Horton, died Sept. 26, 2016, at the residence. Predeceasing her were parents John Henry and Lula Hall Harlston, six siblings, and special nephew Boyd Harlston. Surviving are husband John A. Jenkins; son Tim (Donna) Jenkins, Horton; daughters Rhonda (Ron) Maples, Douglas, Glenda (Chuck) Hill, Blountsville, Brenda (Rick) Mann, Gurley, Sherri (Curtis) Strange, Birmingham, June Downs, Horton; […]

Infant Elena Tru Navarro



INFANT ELENA TRU NAVARRO, Oneonta, died Oct. 23, 2016, in a Birmingham hospital. Surviving are parents Sergio and Audriana Navarro; grandparents Carlos and Kelly Chacon, Miguel and Hermelinda Navarro; four aunts; two uncles; godparents Lela Chacon, Romeo Chacon. Jim Hedderman officiated the 4 p.m. service held Oct. 26 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery with […]

Glenn Allen Phillips



GLENN ALLEN PHILLIPS, 61, Oneonta, died Oct. 24, 2016. Parents Hoyt Monroe Phillips and Stella Mae Longshore Phillips and brothers Harold Dean Phillips and James “Tiny” Phillips predeceased him. Survving are children Keysha (Tony) Drexel, Hoover, Chris (Shay) Garrison, Oneonta, Alicia Buzbee, Pinson; grandchildren Ben Drexel, Liam Garrison, Austin Humphrey, Kansas Humphrey, Alan Oakley; brother Charles (Diana) Phillips, Oneonta; former […]

Gloria Ann Graves Reeves



GLORIA ANN GRAVES REEVES, 82, Oneonta, died Oct. 24, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. She was predeceased by husband Lynn Reeves and daughter Melissa Wesson Taylor. Surviving are sons Mark Wesson, Mike Wesson; grandchildren Whitney Wesson, Hunter Wesson, Angie Kyle; great-grandchildren Jodey Kyle, Owen Kyle, Heidi Kyle, Logan Kyle; brothers Walter Graves, Charlie (Linda) Lyman, Bob (Susan) Lyman; nieces and […]


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