Leta Ann Bush-Boston



LETA ANN BUSH-BOSTON, 56, Oneonta, died Aug. 14, 2017. Known as a good mother to her sons, she owned Mane Attraction Hair Salon in Palm Harbor, Fla. Predeceasing her were parents William and Elaine Boston. Surviving are sons Brice Bush, Carson Bush, both of Clearwater, Fla.; grandsons Casey Bush, Cody Bush; fianc√© Joel Pruett, Oneonta; the father of her children […]

Barbara J. Smith Carr



BARBARA J. SMITH CARR, 88, Rock Springs Community, Blountsville, died Aug. 8, 2017. She retired from the Blount County Board of Education where she worked as a bus driver and was a member of Rock Springs Methodist Church. Predeceasing her were husbands Ossie Smith and Clyde Carr, son Jerrold L. Smith, granddaughter Christy Hyde, brothers Jack Mead, Bud Mead, and […]

Harold E. Evans



HAROLD E. EVANS, 87, Oneonta, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017. He was an Oneonta High School Alumnus, class of 1948. Harold served in the U.S. Navy for six years and the U.S. Air Force, and during the Vietnam War. After 23 years, he retired from the U.S. Air Force as Senior Master Sergeant […]

David Ronald Heald



DAVID RONALD HEALD, 75, Oneonta, died Aug. 12, 2017. He worked as an auto body technician, enjoyed photography, and was of the Baptist faith. Parents Eugene and Vesta Myers Heald predeceased him, as did brothers Ed Heald, Joe Heald, Harry Heald, and Kenneth Heald, and sister Jeneanne Wallace. Surviving are sister June Heald (Andy) Malone, Oneonta; brother Eugene E. (Pat) […]

Infant Xander Terrelle Johnson



INFANT XANDER TERRELLE JOHNSON, died Aug. 9, 2017. Surviving are mother Tori Roach, Oneonta; father Jordan Johnson, Mobile; grandparents Jennifer Roach, Oneonta, Wesley Roach, Hanceville, Nikia Jones ( Jeff Appleberry), Mobile, Andre Johnson, California; great-grandparents Donna Dutton, Oneonta, Randall Thomas, Straight Mountain, Teresa and Donny Hullett, Oneonta, Lessie McNeal, Mobile; great-great-grandparents Jeannette Warren, Rebecca West, both of Oneonta; uncles Christian […]

Alexa Darlyn Meza Martinez



ALEXA DARLYN MEZA MARTINEZ, 6 months, died Aug. 10, 2017. Surviving are parents Hector Daniel Meza Gutierrez, Marlin Isela Martinez Vilchiz; brother Abraham Martinez; sisters Hazel Meza, Estrella Meza, all of Blountsville; grandparents Hector Meza Diaz and Maria Elena Meza, Blountsville, Guillermo Martinez and Angelina Martinez, California, Pedro Gutierrez, Trinidad Jimenez, Juana Cervantez and Fidel Vilchiz, all of Mexico; uncles […]

Lois Louise Strickland



LOIS LOUISE STRICKLAND, 95, Blountsville, died Aug. 14, 2017. She was a retired caregiver and a member of Blountsville Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents T.W.H. and Ella Maude Foust Strickland, six brothers, and three sisters. Surviving are sister Dicey Childers, Blountville; a host of nieces and nephews. Greg Lyles officiated the 2 p.m. service held Aug. 18 at Blountsville […]

Mavis Bullard Timmerman



MAVIS BULLARD TIMMERMAN, 92, Blountsville, died Aug. 18, 2017. She worked at Blount Memorial/Medical Center Blount for more than 30 years and was a member of Royal Christian Community Church (Royal Advent Church). She enjoyed gardening and time with grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Husband Miller Timmerman, parents E.L. and Pearl Robertson Bullard, and brothers Stanley Bullard, Ob Bullard, Idus Bullard, and […]

Appalachian expands music program



With the hiring of music director Crist Sperling, Appalachian School now has a full music program for students in grades 4–12. In the past, there has been an elementary music program, but nothing of this magnitude. Sperling has already begun teaching the students how to read music and other fundamentals. Last Friday, the 36 band students began getting their instruments. […]

BIG Luther Strange



Following are points made and strung together fragmentally without narrative niceties in an attempt to cover much of what the tallest senator (6’9”) in the history of the country (he said) told an Oneonta audience of 42 at the Little Brick Church bright and early Tuesday morning. His priorities: economic development, schools, jobs. Getting out the vote in conservative county […]