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EVENTS JONES CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, June 2, at 7 p.m. nightly. Prayer band begins 15 minutes prior. Enis Stone is evangelist, Earl Harper is pastor. BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival Sunday, June 4, through Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is Wesley Johnson. The church is located in Snead on U.S. […]

Brigida Venegas Allison



BRIGIDA VENEGAS ALLISON, 67, Nectar, died March 13, 2017. She enjoyed reading, working with plants, and visiting with her grandchildren. She had a fondness for animals, especially for her dog, Molly. Predeceasing her were parents Ynez and Logracia Venegas, sister Juana Palacios, and brother Rito Venegas. Surviving are husband of 34 years Jeffrey Allison; daughters Nora (Dave) Holscher, Leslie (Andy) […]

Jeremy Todd Bodine



JEREMY TODD BODINE, 34, Oneonta, died May 21, 2017. He was a 2001 graduate of Susan Moore High School where he played baseball and was a member of the percussion line in band. He enjoyed wrestling, going to car shows, and was a big movie buff. Grandparents Ralph Gibbs, Nelson and Melba Bodine, M.L. and Miriam Jenkins, and Merle and […]

Janie Mae Wood Butts



JANIE MAE WOOD BUTTS, 80, Stuart, Fla., died May 5, 2017, at Treasure Coast Hospice House. Predeceasing her were parents Oscar Lee and Vera Gunnels Wood, husband Jimmy Butts, and brother Gwinon Wood. Surviving are son Ray (Lynne) Butts, Hobe Sound, Fla.; daughter Patty McBryant, Stuart, Fla.; grandchildren Lauren Butts, Jason Butts, Zandra McBryant, Jada Brewster; two great-granddaughters; brother Donald […]

Pat Casey



PAT CASEY, 79, Oneonta, died May 22, 2017. He was a member and deacon at Mountain View Baptist Church in Etowah County. Wife Martha Casey predeceased him, as did grandchild James Waylon Bradley, parents Jack and Mary Walker Casey, brothers A.C. Casey, James “Dollie” Casey, and Jack Casey, and twin brother Mike Casey. Surviving are daughters Peggy ( James) Bradley, […]

Velpo ‘Sonny’ Faust Jr.



VELPO ‘SONNY’ FAUST JR., 79, Birmingham, died May 19, 2017. He was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church and graduated from Cleveland High School in 1956 and attended Auburn University. He was a cattle and poultry farmer and a board member of the Alabama Poultry Association while employed with BIOLab, where he was named salesman of the year […]

Johnny N. Hicks



JOHNNY N. HICKS, 66, Oneonta, died May 19, 2017. He worked as the custodian at Appalachian School for over 20 years, served with the Army National Guard, enjoyed gardening, and was passionate about Ford trucks and the U.S. Army. Predeceasing him were parents A.J. and Velma Ryan Hicks. Surviving are brother Jimmy (Donna) Hicks, Straight Mountain; niece Kristina Hicks (Tracy) […]

Bertram Gregory Junk



BERTRAM GREGORY JUNK, 85, Locust Fork, died May 20, 2017, at Cullman Health and Rehab. Known as a very kind-hearted person, he enjoyed Alabama and Notre Dame football, Wheel of Fortune, and feeding the birds outdoors. Parents Frank Joseph and Florence Marie Junk predeceased him, as did wife Thelmas Holt Junk, son Phillip Junk, five siblings, and grandchild Jeremy Junk. […]

Thomas Wayne Keener



THOMAS WAYNE KEENER, 74, Remlap, died May 19, 2017. He was predeceased by parents T.O. and Bea Hill Keener, great-grandson Hunter McDonald, and sisters Patsy Stoneback and Charlotte Keener. Surviving are wife Pam Keener; daughters Teresa (Wayne) Meherg, Pam Keener, both of Fayette, Camethia (Steve) Newman, Northport, Miranda (Barry) Shirley, Remlap; sons Jerome Matthews, Remlap, Michael Wayne (Sonya) Keener, Hayden; […]

Daniel Matthew Love



DANIEL MATTHEW LOVE, 43, Remlap, died May 18, 2017. He was a 1992 graduate of Locust Fork High School and loved his dog, Romeo. Father Joseph Love Jr. predeceased him. Surviving are life partner Kim Hansen; mother Linda Preston, Panama City Beach, Fla.; sister Serena Knight, Panama City Beach, Fla.; brothers Tim (Tonya) Love, Warrior, Joe ( Jana) Love, Hayden, […]


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