Sports writers select all state teams



The Alabama Sports Writers Association (ASWA) released the 2017 baseball and softball all state teams over the weekend and several athletes from Blount County were recognized. The Locust Fork battery of pitcher Corinna Dodd and catcher Anna Hood were named first team and Dodd was selected as the 3A Pitcher of the Year. Just a junior, Dodd was simply dominant […]

Church Briefs



EVENTS AUSTIN CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, June 16, at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day. Ennis Stone is evangelist, Curtis Ray Atkinson is pastor. The church is located approximately five miles southwest of Blountsville on Joy Road. FAIRVIEW BAPTIST CHURCH will have summer revival through Friday, June 16, at 7 p.m. nightly. Evangelist is William […]

Ethel I. Boatright



ETHEL I. BOATRIGHT, 65, Guntersville, died June 6, 2017. She enjoyed time with family, her animals, and taking care of her birds. Husbands Fred Smith and Billy Boatright, son Luther Smith, and brother Roland Johnson predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Phyllis Williams, Gadsden; son Jeff (Kristina) Smith, Chelsea; grandchildren Anthony Smith, Katlyn Smith, Jack Smith, Tiffany Smith, Tina (Cody) Hardin, […]

Gertrud M. ‘Trudy’ Bryant



GERTRUD M. ‘TRUDY’ BRYANT, 89, Oneonta, died June 2, 2107. A native of Amberg, Germany, she met husband James while working as an office manager at the Grafenwohr Army Base. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and was known as an excellent cook, and won many cooking awards. She enjoyed traveling throughout Europe and the U.S. and […]

Jon ‘Jon-Jon’ Cannon



JON ‘JON-JON’ CANNON, 17, Blountsville, died June 8, 2017. He was a student at J.B. Pennington High School and a past student of Susan Moore High and on the football team there. He was known as a “good ole country boy” and enjoyed fishing, writing songs, and was a talented artist. He was devoted to his family. Grandparents Jack and […]

Dena Davenport Hammett



DENA DAVENPORT HAMMETT, 88, Snead, died June 3, 2017, at Huntsville Hospital. Predeceasing her were husband Floyd E. Hammett, daughter Cindy E. Hammett, parents Newt and Fannie Dillard Davenport, brothers Clarence Davenport, Ralph Davenport, and J.D. Davenport, and sister Nell Long. Surviving are son Steven E. (Sheila C.) Hammett, Oneonta; grandson Dustin E. (Caroline) Hammett; granddaughter Stefanie E. Hammett; brother […]

Kathleen Head



KATHLEEN HEAD, 80, Locust Fork, died June 6, 2017, at a Birmingham hospital. She retired from Kent Corporation after 18 years of service. She was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church for more than 18 years and enjoyed gardening, watching the deer play near her home, and word search and crossword puzzles. Parents Harvey and Etta Sanders Allen, […]

Chasity Ann Holmes



CHASITY ANN HOLMES, 31, Arab, died June 6, 2017. She had attended J.B. Pennington High School. Predeceasing her were father Ray Holmes, grandparents Alex Bryan and Annie Sue Bryan, Billy Ray and Sally Ann Brown Holmes. Surviving are mother Sandra Holmes; sons Austin Ray Chapman, Michael Aiden Chapman, all of Blountsville; brothers Chris (Carrie) Holmes, Blountsville, Patrick Holmes (Nicole Luttin), […]

Bobby Jerry Latham



BOBBY JERRY LATHAM, 58, Oneonta, died June 2, 2017, at the residence. He was retired from Tyson Foods and was a Mason with Dry Creek Lodge #626 and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Parents Tommy Bernie and Edna Christine Latham and grandchildren Bella Christine Latham and Alice Faith Latham predeceased him. Surviving are wife Donna Latham; son Steven […]

Irene Reid Mathews Love



IRENE REID MATHEWS LOVE, 98, died June 2, 2017. Born in Blount County, she graduated from Montevallo High School and Alverson -Draughon Business College. She was the first female office manager at Jefferson News Company, then moved to St. Petersburg, Fla., working at Sun News, then helped found the Orange News Company in Orlando. After moving near family in Graysville, […]


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