Leading ladies in rehearsal for ‘redneck riot’ Red Velvet Cake Wars

During rehearsal, ‘Gaynelle’ (Mary Ann Allen) makes a face on sampling her own red velvet cake as ‘Jimmie Wyvette’ (Marcella Kent) left, and ‘Peaches’ (Anita Williams) look on. The cake is the foil for the drama of this rednecks-behaving-comically takeoff on the theme of wacky Southern characters dramatizing the plight of Gaynelle, who’s never baked a cake, but has bet […]


YOUTH BASKETBALL CAMP will be held June 26-30 at the Oneonta Rec Center. Boys and girls of all ages and all skill levels are invited to participate. There is a $10 registration fee and registration has begun at the Oneonta Rec Center. Instruction will be provided by Darein Rhetta, Cordell Webb, Corbett Webb and Nate Butler. For more information, phone […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS HOPEWELL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH will have the annual Homecoming and Decoration with Sacred Harp Singing on Saturday, June 10, and Sunday, June 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. Bring a dish to share at the lunch each day. The church is located on Airport Road. TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH will show the film, ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ on Saturday, June 10, […]

Edouard A. Bruchac Sr.

EDOUARD A. BRUCHAC SR., 74, Springville, died May 26, 2017. He was a member of Springville First United Methodist Church, a member of ROTC at Robert E. Lee High School, a member of the Million Dollar Band, and a music major until changing to photography while attending The University of Alabama. He received a Pulitzer Prize for his photography and […]

H. Graves Edmondson Jr.

H. GRAVES EDMONDSON JR., 88, Oneonta, died May 23, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. Formerly of Deland, Fla., he was predeceased by parents H. Graves and Matile Foster Edmondson. Surviving are wife Gloria Hall Edmondson; children Cathryn Edmondson (Halford) Welch, Henry Graves “Gray” Edmondson III, Laurel Edmondson; grandchildren Mallory Edmondson, Walker Edmondson, Laurel Welch, Evan Welch. A private memorial […]

Carl Glenn Fredrick

CARL GLENN FREDERICK, 62, Northport, died May 27, 2017. A 1973 graduate of Cleveland High School, he had attended The University of Alabama and worked with Nationwide Insurance. He was a music lover, avid Alabama football fan, and friend to everyone that knew him. Predeceasing him were parents Duke and Carleen White, Glenn “Blue” Frederick, brother Robert Blackwood Frederick, and […]

Vernell ‘Nell’ Reeves Godsy

VERNELL ‘NELL’ REEVES GODSY, 80, Van Buren, Mo., died May 26, 2017, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Born in Oneonta, she had worked as a credit and catalog manager for J.C. Penney for 30 years. She enjoyed volunteer work, quilting, sewing, cooking, and gardening and was known as a gracious host and devoted Christian. Predeceasing her […]

Bobby ‘Chief’ Hudson

BOBBY ‘CHIEF’ HUDSON, 82, Cleveland, died May 28, 2017, at the residence. He was a Mason with Dry Creek Lodge #626, former mayor of Nectar, and previous fire chief of Nectar Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, and Alabama football. Parents Joe and Ludie Marsh Hudson predeceased him, as did wife Shirley Rae Hudson, and brothers Paul Hudson […]

Patricia Mcannally

PATRICIA MCANNALLY, 68, Oneonta, died May 28, 2017. She had worked with Blue Bell and enjoyed Auburn football, spending time with grandchildren, and her dogs. Parents C.B. “Brownie” and Catherine Adams McAnnally predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Tabatha Piceno (Heath Jimmerson); grandchildren Noaha Piceno, Brittany Piceno, Nicholas Piceno; sister Jackie (Elton) Wright. Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on […]

Mary Nell Parker

MARY NELL PARKER, 92, Hanceville, died May 28, 2017, at the residence. She was predeceased by parents William Jefferson and Sallie Garner Duke, husband Calvin Parker, brother Ray Duke, and sisters Irene Towns and Sara Sawyer. Surviving are daughters Melissa (Rex) Howard, Susie (Carl) Gillham, Jennifer (Bradley) Burnham; grandchildren Ronnie (Michelle) Howard, Matthew Howard, Heath Gillham, Parker Burnham; great-grandchildren MacKenzie […]