Michael David Clem Jr.

MICHAEL DAVID CLEM JR., 41, Oneonta, died Aug. 6, 2017. Grandmothers Roberta Clem and Mildred Williams predeceased him. Surviving are son Kyle Wilson, Allgood; daughters Delynn Williams, Locust Fork, Rachel Clem, Courtney Painter; grandaughter Kiara Gwynette Williams; grandson on the way, Ernie Lee Williams; mother Doris Clem, Oneonta; sisters Tina Burns (fianceé Josh Kaley), Guntersville, April Wheeler, Oneonta; brother Nickey […]

Michael Brandon House

MICHAEL BRANDON HOUSE, 26, was born on Oct. 17, 1990, and passed away on August 7, 2017. Michael was born at Cooper Green Hospital, started school in Pinson, then went to Locust Fork High School. While in school he enjoyed soccer, drawing, and model cars. Later, he taught himself about electricity and designed and built sound systems. He met the […]

Willadean Griggs Love

WILLADEAN GRIGGS LOVE, 92, Arab, died Aug. 7, 2017, at the residence. Predeceasing her were husband A.D. Love, daughter Linda Love Smith, parents Claude and Josie Griggs, and 10 siblings. Surviving are sons Jimmy (Debbie) Love, Ohatchee, Tommy (Carol) Love, Wayne, Mich., Danny (Debbie) Love, Arab; daughter Brenda Love Hall, Albertville; son-in-law Bill Smith, Warrior; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five […]

Brenda Gail Sullivan Rogers

BRENDA GAIL SULLIVAN ROGERS, 72, Locust Fork, died Aug. 4, 2017, at the residence. She enjoyed working with her church, sewing, making crafts, and watching the Discovery Channel. Parents James Thomas and Gloria Carolyn Sullivan and son Michael Taylor predeceased her. Surviving are husband Ty Rogers; son Mark Taylor; grandson Paul Taylor; sister Debbie Frye. The family will hold a […]

James Alton Weems

JAMES ALTON WEEMS, 76, Wilson Chapel Community of Susan Moore, died Aug. 10, 2017, at the residence. He served with the U.S. Air Force, beginning a life-long career in aviation mechanics. He retired from SouthTrust Corporation and enjoyed traveling, camping, and time with family. Parents Aubrey B. and Mattie Thompson Weems and two infant brothers predeceased him. Surviving are wife […]

Shirley ‘Ann’ Wood

SHIRLEY ‘ANN’WOOD, 57, Arab, died Aug. 12, 2017, at the residence. Born in Blount County to Bobby Gene and Helen Annette Norris Wood, she was predeceased by her father and brothers Dennis Wayne Wood and Thomas Dale Wood. Surviving are longtime friend Larry LeCroy; daughter Deborah Ann Washburn; grandchildren Montie Evan Free, Coral Ann Washburn; brothers Donald “Butch” (Rita) Wood, […]

Sweetheart Vintage Candy

What started out as a family trip to Texas has turned into a business adventure for young entrepreneurs, Tyler and Emma Wright, and Sam and Jake Young. They are the grandchildren of Kathy Wright, owner of Heart’s Desire. The grandchildren visited a candy shop in Texas and were completely enthralled with the concept. They discussed the possibility of having a […]

Blount County Gospel Choir annual concert this Sunday

The Blount County Gospel Choir will present its 12th annual concert at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church this Sunday. The choir program consists of 14 classic gospel and hymn arrangements selected from the golden age of Southern gospel singing, basically the early and middle years of the 20th century. Punctuating the choir performance will be appearances by four featured ensembles: […]

Park matters dominate meeting


At the Cleveland Town Council meeting last Thursday, Mayor Jerry Jones proposed the council authorize renting inflatable bounce houses and water slides for the upcoming Labor Day celebration to be hosted at the park on Monday, Sept. 4. In addition to the barbecue, which can be purchased, Jones said the adults in attendance will be able to enjoy free live […]

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