Agnes Evealyene Allred



AGNES EVEALYENE ALLRED, 90, died Aug. 24, 2017. Predeceasing her were parents Levi Green and Mahalie Johnson Green, stepmother Lois Green, husband Buck Allred, brothers Paul Green and James Elza Green, and sister Marie Blackwood. Surviving are daughters Lois Jean (Reed) Honeycutt, Ann (Mike) Benson; sons Tim (Tracy) Allred, Junior (Sherry) Allred; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers Lewis […]

John Leon ‘Big John’ Crawley



JOHN LEON ‘BIG JOHN’ CRAWLEY, 65, Trafford, died Aug. 21, 2017. He retired from Airco Specialty Gases and was a longtime member of Masseyline Church of God, where he was a devoted helper of the elderly. He enjoyed restoring cars and spending time with his grandchildren. Parents Charles and Helen Faggard Crawley, wife Phoebe Ann Crawley, and daughters Tessya Melvin […]

Margaret Joanne Durden



MARGARET JOANNE DURDEN, 82, Punta Gorda, Fla., died Aug. 18, 2017. Formerly of Blount County, she was predeceased by parents Eddie and Georgie Armstrong, brothers James Armstrong and Ed Armstrong, and sisters Jewel Owens and Mary Cook. Surviving are husband George Durden; sons Rusty (Shelly) Durden, Texas, Randy (Christy) Durden, Punta Gorda, Fla.; grandchildren Cody (Amanda) Durden, Mandy (Larry) Hill, […]

Martha Irene Kilpatrick Gilam



MARTHA IRENE KILPATRICK GILAM, 91, Snead, died Aug. 22, 2017, at the residence. She was a member of Snead First United Methodist Church. Predeceasing her were husband William Oren Gilam, parents Robert David and Mary Verna Holland Kilpatrick, brothers Verbon Kilpatrick, Lee Kilpatrick, Claude Kilpatrick, Donald Kilpatrick, and sisters Alma Dean Garner and Robbie Lee Irvin. Surviving are daughter Joan […]

Faye Allen Ingle



FAYE ALLEN INGLE, 84, Wilson, N.C., died Aug. 18, 2017. Born in Blount County, she lived in Oneonta until 1968, then moved to North Carolina. Sisters Harvene Vandergrift, Kathlene Head, and brother Max Allen predeceased her. Surviving are husband of 65 years Donald Ingle; daughters Donna (Wayne) Leyshon, Wilson, N.C., Terri (Lindy) Smith, Elm City, N.C.; grandchildren Amber ( John) […]

James O. ‘J.O’ Weems Jr.



JAMES O. ‘J.O.’ WEEMS JR., 69, Oneonta, died Aug. 11, 2017. He was a member of Park Avenue Baptist Church and enjoyed gospel music and singings. A graduate of Oneonta High School, he volunteered with the Oneonta football teams, and was a reserve with the Oneonta Police Department. Predeceasing him were parents James O. “Ollie” Sr. and Sue Ellen Allison […]

Shirley ‘Ann’ Wood



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

Pennington pounds Lions



The J.B. Pennington Tigers opened the season with a big victory on the road, taking apart Brindlee Mtn. 50-14 last Friday night. The visiting Tigers led 15-7 after one quarter, 29-7 at the half and 43-7 after three quarters. Junior quarterback Noah Allison put on quite a show, completing 12 of 16 passing for 196 yards with three touchdowns and […]

Weaver holds off Hayden



The Hayden Wildcats opened the 2017 season with a disappointing loss to the very talented Weaver Bearcats 32-24. After falling behind 21-0 and 29-12 at halftime, the Wildcats had a chance for the come-from-behind victory but came up short. Weaver got on the board midway through the first quarter following a 34- yard punt return that gave the Bearcats a […]

‘Beach on the Streets’



Last Saturday over 200 tons of sand, colorful beach umbrellas, 500 beach balls, music, cornhole, and food filled the 100 block of First Avenue East as the last big party of the summer was held. Hosted by Swamp Tails, ‘Beach on the Streets’ drew a huge crowd of “beach-goers” who were able to experience sand, seafood, family, and fun without […]


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