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The Southern Democrat, November 19, 2008

Resignations accepted from Cleveland and Hayden coaches The resignations of football coaches Anthony Reid (Cleveland) and Shane Howard (Hayden) were accepted during the regular meeting of the Blount County Board of Education earlier this month. Reid posted a record of 21-30 in five years at Cleveland while Howard was 17-44 in six years at Hayden. Neither team made the playoffs […]

Fyffe clamps down on Cleveland

Older (alright, old) football fans probably remember Leonard’s Loser’s. Each week Leonard would pick college football games and he came up with several nicknames that stuck, including “Big Red Thrashing Machine” for Tom Osborne’s Nebraska Cornhuskers. Paul Benefield’s Fyffe Red Devils might just be the new “Big Red Thrashing Machine.” The Red Devils pounded Cleveland 49-0 to eliminate the Panthers […]


Church Briefs

EVENTS BROOKSVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH will have the community Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. Phone 429-3415 for more information. PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will have a fish fry fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 19, beginning at 5 p.m. Cost of the plate is a donation and all proceeds will benefit the church youth group. FIRST […]

Infant Rebecca Angeline Blythe

INFANT REBECCA ANGELINE BLYTHE, died Nov. 10, 2016. She was predeceased by grandfather Orben Blythe. Surviving are mother Ami Blythe; grandmother Rebecca Blythe, both of Straight Mountain; brothers Ethan Lindsey, Carter Lindsey; sister Emily Lindsey; great-grandparents J.L. and Peggy Snow, Straight Mountain; uncles, aunts, cousins. Bob Metzler officiated the 3 p.m. graveside service held Nov. 13 at Straight Mountain Memory […]

Norma Faye Thomas Bradford

NORMA FAYE THOMAS BRADFORD, 85, Blountsville, died Nov. 9, at the residence. Parents Webster and Omer Nichols Thomas, husband James Ottis Bradford, and brothers Simon Thomas and Van Thomas predeceased her. Surviving are daughters Lynne Ramsey, Blountsville, Joyce Hickey, Hanceville; grandchildren Jerome Veal, Bryan Ramsey (Misty Watson), Jessica Ramsey, Jamie (Mike) Robinson, Alicia Ramsey (Rick) Burnett; great-grandchildren Savannah Jo Veal, […]

Marlon Louis ‘Maytag’ Fowler Jr.

MARLON LOUIS ‘MAYTAG’ FOWLER JR., 44, Pinson, died Nov. 9, 2016, at a Birmingham hospital. A 1990 graduate of Oneonta High School, he worked with the Blount County Correctional Facility for 12 years, and worked with ACIPCO for the past eight years. He was an avid Alabama football fan. Father Marlon Louis Fowler predeceased him. Surviving are wife of 24 […]

Shirley Jean Gladden

SHIRLEY JEAN GLADDEN, 70, Oneonta, died Nov. 4, 2016. She was a member of Cliff Springs Church of God for 40 years. Parents Ellison and Ammie Henderson Milam predeceased her. Surviving are husband of 52 years Chester Gladden; daughter Donna Grogan; sons Ronnie ( Jan) Gladden, Joseph Gladden; grandchildren Chris (Marie) Gladden, Dana Gladden Dugger, Kayla Gladden; great-grandchildren Telisha Gladden […]

Patricia Reid Goodwin

PATRICIA REID GOODWIN, 67, Locust Fork, died Nov. 10, 2016. She attended Locust Fork Baptist Church and enjoyed crocheting, NASCAR, video games, and the activities of her family. Parents Eurtis and Louise Foster Reid and husband Eugene Goodwin predeceased her. Surviving are sons Christopher (Kristy) Goodwin, Locust Fork, Kevin (Kara) Goodwin, Hayden; grandchildren Todd and Kelsi Goodwin, Locust Fork; brothers […]

Virginia V. Hill

VIRGINIA V. HILL, 68, Blountsville, died Nov. 10, 2016, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She had worked as a secretary at a garment factory and was of the Baptist faith. Parents Louis B. and Ruby Jo Vaughn Moody predeceased her, as did husband Jackie D. Hill, who died in 2014. Surviving are son Jeffrey (Eleshia) Hill, Blountsville; grandson Joshua Hill, […]