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The Southern Democrat, December 28, 1988

Rescue squads recover body Blount County Rescue Squad and squads from Allgood and Remlap searched for an hour Monday before recovering the body of a young man drowned in Inland Lake. Michael Patrick McCombs, 22, of Pinson and a friend were fishing when McCombs apparently fell from their boat and drowned. Both were said to be without life preservers. Blount […]

Players and coach of the year named



The 2016 high school football season was a special one for many reasons here in Blount County. Cleveland, Hayden and Locust Fork continued to churn out playoff teams and J.B. Pennington began a huge turnaround in Todd Cassity’s second year. All of those teams made the playoffs and all of our players of the year (and coach of the year) […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS PINE BLUFF BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing featuring Brian Free and Assurance on Friday, Dec. 30, at 7 p.m. For more information, phone 681-2714. PLEASANT VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have a New Year’s Eve watch night service on Saturday, Dec. 31, beginning at 8 p.m. Guest singers will be Point of Honor and refreshments will be served […]

Thelma Pettit Carr Blackwood



THELMA PETTIT CARR BLACKWOOD, 84, Blountsville, died Dec. 20, 2016, at the residence. She was a member of Welcome #2 Missionary Baptist Church. Husbands William Hugh Carr and Coy Blackwood predeceased her, as did parents Aubrey and Oder Byrum Pettit and brother Marshall Pettit. Surviving are son David (Kitha) Carr, Blountsville; daughters Peggy Wood, Tammy Blackwood, both of Blountsville; grandchildren […]

Annie Faye Dorsey



ANNIE FAYE DORSEY, 79, Locust Fork died Dec. 19, 2016. She retired from Carraway Methodist Hospital with 20 years of service and was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church. Parents Athal and Wilma Graves Moore predeceased her, as did husband Ted G. Dorsey. Surviving are children Dianne (Steve) Gilbert, Brookwood, Lynne Tickle, Locust Fork, Teresa (Carl) Adkins, Selfville, Edward […]

Angela Etheridge



ANGELA ETHERIDGE, 61, Steele, died Dec. 20, 2016. Predeceasing her were parents Emilio and Eva Rager Parenti and brother Robert Parenti. Surviving are husband John Etheridge; son Jeremy Etheridge; daughter Jessica Nix; grandchildren Charles “Chucky” Hannaway, Carley Nix, Chloe Hannaway, Cassie Hannaway; brother Richard Parenti. A memorial service will be held at a later date by the family. Lemley Funeral […]

Angela Marie Lovoy Evans



ANGELA MARIE LOVOY EVANS, 47, Cleveland, died Dec. 15, 2016. Predeceasing her were children Ashley Marie Evans and Jacob Keith Evans, father Anthony Phillip Lovoy, mother Jacqueline Linholm Frost, grandparents Jack E. and Betty S. Linholm, uncle Steven Bryon Linholm, and aunt Sharon Linholm Love. Surviving are husband Randall Keith Evans, daughters Angeliegh Hoagland, Haven Hoagland; sister Christy Lovoy ( […]

Helen Lowery Gilliland



HELEN LOWERY GILLILAND, 77, Oneonta, died Dec. 17, 2016. She worked for Revere Copper and Brass Company and the H.D. Lee Company. She was a member of Altoona Second Baptist Church and enjoyed reading and puzzles. She was predeceased by husbands Benson Lowery and Sammy Gilliland, stepdaughter Jackie Brown, granddaughter Carly Alldredge, eight sisters, and three brothers. Surviving are daughters […]

Blake Elliot Steeley



BLAKE ELLIOTT STEELEY, 34, Hayden, died Dec. 17, 2016, at UAB Hospital, Birmingham. He was employed with Old Dominion Freight Lines as a supervisor. He enjoyed Alabama football, playing softball or baseball with his children, fishing and hunting, and time with family. Father Johnathan Elliott Steeley and grandmother Agnes Steeley predeceased him. Surviving are wife Samantha Steeley; children Logan Elliott, […]

Henry Lamar Taylor



HENRY LAMAR TAYLOR, 67, Oneonta, died Dec. 17, 2016. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and attended Oneonta Worship Center and New Hope Church of God. Parents Henry Marlon and Wilma Morton Taylor predeceased him. Surviving are wife Jeanette Taylor; son Josh Taylor; daughter Tonya Taylor (Stephen) Hill, all of Oneonta; grandchildren Jordan Taylor Hill, Harrison Khan Hill, […]


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