Lloyd Milton Shelton



LLOYD MILTON SHELTON, 64, Brooksville, died Dec. 30, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and had worked as a mechanical engineer with the U.S. Air Force. Predeceasing him were father Ray Shelton and stepfather Hershell Sloan. Surviving are wife Martha Shelton; daughters Josetta (Toby) Armstrong, Blountsville, Rachel Shelton, Brooksville; grandchildren […]

Olean Kent Smith



OLEAN KENT SMITH, 95, died Dec. 27, 2016, at TLC Nursing Facility. She was born Oct. 12, 1921, to Otis Lee and Ethel Jennings Kent and had formerly resided in the New Home Community. Bro. Justin Waddle of Snead Baptist Church conducted funeral services on Dec. 30 at the church with interment at Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Valley Chapel Funeral Home […]

Virgil Edward Tawbush



VIRGIL EDWARD TAWBUSH, 88, Blountsville, died Jan. 5, 2017, at the residence. He enjoyed farming, hunting, gardening, and his church. He was retired from TCI Steel, Birmingham. Parents Floyd Charlie and Lula Tawbush predeceased him, as did wife Vivian Geneva Rodda Tawbush, brothers Charlie Tawbush, Vernon Tawbush,and sisters Marseille Calvert and Velma Isabell. Surviving are sons Edward “Eddie” (Martha) Tawbush, […]

Ron Weingarten



RON WEINGARTEN, 60, Trafford, died Dec. 30, 2016. He was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacons for 15 years. He was known as a loving husband and father. Predeceasing him were mother- and father-in-law Doris and Bob Pfieffer and father-in-law Wayne McNaron. Surviving are wife Donna Weingarten; sons Steven (Misty) Weingarten, […]

Roundtable sets Nectar Senior Citizen Center for day of service



The recently formed Community Roundtable has chosen the Nectar Senior Citizen Center as its first Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project. Wallace State-Oneonta coordinated establishing the roundtable, a collaborative of various faith-based and non-profit organizations. Wallace foresees its role as a facilitator and a source for those needing community assistance. The community college anticipates it can serve as […]

Two in custody in connection with murder of Oneonta man



Two women are in the Jefferson County Jail, charged in the murder of an Oneonta man found in a Birmingham motel room in December. Sharon Larae Hester, 40, and Natasha Michelle Kendrick, 33, are charged in the murder of Woody Dewey Woodard, 67, of Oneonta. Woodard was found strangled in his hotel room on Dec. 1 after he failed to […]

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