Tammy D. Blackwood

TAMMY D. BLACKWOOD, 43, Blountsville, died June 18, 2017, at the residence. She was a member of Welcome #1 Baptist Church and had worked as a cook. Parents Coy Blackwood and Thelma Pettit Carr Blackwood predeceased her, as did grandparents Aubrey and Oder Pettit. Surviving are brother David (Kitha) Carr, Blountsville; sister Peggy Wood, Blountsville; nephews Charles Wood, Nicholas Wood; […]

Gavin Eller

GAVIN ELLER, 34, Oneonta, died June 2, 2017. He graduated from Oneonta High School in 2000 and attended Auburn University. He had worked as a stone cutter for Lamb Stone Company and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and serving as a Sunday school teacher and volunteering at 180 Church. Predeceasing him were mother Denise Eller, grandparents Jim Mitchell and Proctor and Dorothy […]

William Allan Gustin

WILLIAM ALLAN GUSTIN, 59, Locust Fork, died June 26, 2017. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church and a member of The Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed working on computers. Parents Carlton and LaRue Haynes Gustin and brothers Carl Gustin and Jeffrey Gustin predeceased him. Surviving are wife Brenda Ewing Gustin; daughter Kathryn ( John) Ramsey, Locust Fork; […]

Betty M. Melvin

BETTY M. MELVIN, 82, Pinson, died June 16, 2017. She attended Masseyline Church of God for almost 40 years. She enjoyed fishing and working in her flower garden. Predeceasing her were parents Milas and Mamie Jones Matthews, brothers G.H. Brooks, Alvis Brooks, Lois Matthews, Floyd Matthews, Acton Matthews, Gerald Matthews, and Willard Matthews, and sisters Mary Louise Matthews and Imogene […]

Elizabeth A. ‘Bill’ Presley

ELIZABETH A. ‘BILL’ PRESLEY, 89, Oneonta, died June 26, 2017. She was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and graduated from Blount County High School in 1946. She was the first school bus driver at Oneonta City School and operated the concession stands at the recreation park and the McDaniel Gym for many years. She enjoyed embroidery, making handmade […]

Sheila Dale Adams Shadix

SHEILA DALE ADAMS SHADIX, 64, Locust Fork, died June 28, 2017. She was a registered nurse for 28 years, and received the Florence Nightingale Award upon graduating from nursing school and spent most of her career working in oncology. She was a longtime member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. Parents Carl and Dean Knop Adams predeceased her. Surviving are husband […]

Travis Ann Doty Sherbet

TRAVIS ANN DOTY SHERBET, 75, Cleveland, died June 24, 2017. She was a member of the Eastern Star and enjoyed cooking, gardening, and singing in church. Predeceasing her were parents Troy Wilson and Dimple Beatrice Price Doty, husband Milburn Earl Sherbet, daughters Jerria-Kay Sherbet and Vicky Mellete Sherbet Neeley, brother John Henry Doty, and grandchild Brandon Keith Palmer. Surviving are […]

Danny Underwood

DANNY UNDERWOOD, 59, Blountsville, died June 24, 2017. He was known as one who enjoyed life and spending time with family. Predeceasing him were parents Oren and Ruby Lee Underwood, brother in-law James Killough, and sister-in-law Marilyn Killough. Surviving are wife of 40 years Darlene Killough Underwood; children Danny Lee Underwood II, Washington, D.C., Justin Nicholas (Hannah) Underwood, Fort Belvoir, […]

Joseph E. Walker

JOSEPH E. WALKER, 65, Nectar, died June 28, 2017, at the residence. He was a farmer and a member of Concord Baptist Church. Parents Alda and Leda Whitworth Walker, brother W.C. Walker, and grandson William Hunter Beason predeceased him. Surviving are wife Drucilla Walker; sons Joey ( Jennifer) Walker, Nectar, Anthony (Amy) Beason, Liberty; daughters Angela (Fransicso) Valenzuela, Louisiana, Amanda […]

Calling all pastors

This week’s submission is from Brian Whitt at The Well, Oneonta and Gadsden. God has called us off the sidelines and into the game. It’s time that the Body of Christ stopped playing church. It’s time we stopped complaining and waiting on God to move and be a move of God. People all around us need us to act so […]

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