James Louis ‘Jim’ Buettner

JAMES LOUIS ‘JIM’ BUETTNER, 75, Oneonta, died Sept. 2, 2017. A barber for more than 40 years in Oneonta, he served with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He enjoyed Alabama and Duke football and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles and attended Sugar Creek Fellowship. Wife Barbara White Buettner and parents Paul and Rose Meadows Buettner predeceased him. Surviving […]


Church Briefs

UNITED CHILDREN OF GOD CHURCH (formerly Mt. Ebell) will have a gospel singing with Nate Fortner on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m. WELCOME #2 BAPTIST CHURCH will have a singing featuring The King’s Messengers on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. The church is located in Palmerdale on Terry Heights Road. Pastor is Tommy Riggs, singing chairman is James […]

Wess Hallman

WESS HALLMAN, 68, Blountsville, died Sept. 2, 2017. He was owner of Hallman Pest Control for more than 30 years and was pastor of Cleveland United Methodist Church for 19 years. He was a member of Dry Creek Masonic Lodge, the National Rifle Association, the American Dairy Goat Association, NSTRA- Bird Hunting Association, Blount County-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, […]

Ray Hill

RAY HILL, 60, Gardendale, died Aug. 19, 2017. He was predeceased by son Derek Hill, father Billy Ray Hill, and sister Katherine Gunter. Surviving are wife of 21 years Melitia Hill; sons Bradley Hill, B.J. Hill; grandchildren Katie Hill, Norman Hill, Billy Hill, Tyler Hill; mother Myra Hill; sisters Pam Crisler, Tina Thomas. Memorial services were held at 1 p.m. […]

Rebeccas Hillhouse Hudson

REBECCA HILLHOUSE HUDSON, 71, Bright Star Community, died Sept. 3, 2017. She was a longtime member of Pleasant Hill Church. Parents Robert E. and Ruby Hillhouse predeceasd her. Surviving are husband Curtis Lee; daughter Kameron (Trent) Fivecoat, Aledo, Texas; grandchildren Brandon, Addison, Mallory; brother Erwin Hillhouse, Oneonta; sister Debbie Bostic, Bessemer. Carr Funeral Home, Guntersville, directed.

Virgil Frank Hudson Jr.

VIRGIL FRANK HUDSON JR., 86, Decatur, passed away Sept. 2, 2017. Frank was born on July 12, 1931, in Oneonta and graduated from Blount County High School in 1951, where he was a multi-sport star athlete. He received a football scholarship from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Frank proudly served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. Frank […]

Flora Ingle

FLORA INGLE, 90, Oneonta, died Sept. 2, 2017. She was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and the Oneonta Eastern Star. Predeceasing her were parents Wesley and Myrtle Leathers Hicks and all of her brothers and sisters. Surviving are husband Bud Ingle of Oneonta. Raymond Bowman officiated the 11 a.m. service held Sept. 5 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment […]

Dorothy Louise Jones

DOROTHY LOUISE JONES, 90, Blountsville, died Aug. 30, 2017, at the residence. A member of First Baptist Church of Center Point, she had worked in retail sales with Friend Sisters. Parents Oran Nathaniel and Barbara Dixon Knapp predeceased her, as did husband W.R. “Dub” Jones. Surviving are sons Oran Jones, Byron (Cheri) Jones, both of Blountsville; grandchildren Robert (Sheril) Jones, […]

James ‘Jimmy’ Cordwell Harvey

JAMES ‘JIMMY’ CORDELL HARVEY, 74, Susan Moore, died Sept. 3, 2017, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. He retired from the State of Alabama Highway Department in 1994 after 25 years of service. Predeceasing him were wife Shirley Harvey and parents B.C. and Bernice Waid Harvey. Surviving are wife Katherine Harvey; son Michael Cordell ( Judy) Harvey, Oneonta, James Richard Harvey, […]