Ashville gets past Oneonta


The Oneonta Redskins built a 14-0 lead after one quarter but visiting Ashville outscored the Redskins 21-0 in the second half to take a 21-14 victory at Gilbreath Stadium last Friday. Oneonta started out strong. The Redskins scored on back-to-back drives in the first quarter with Sincere Baker getting into the end zone on a 4- yard run and then […]

Broncos run over Bulldogs


The Holly Pond Broncos rolled up more than 400 rushing yards en route to a 36-20 victory over the visiting Susan Moore Bulldogs last Friday. Holly Pond attempted just five passes and completed three for only 37 yards and was sacked three times but it didn’t matter as Bronco running backs found plenty of room and pounded out 431 yards […]

Samuel ‘Sam’ Davis IV

SAMUEL ‘SAM’ DAVIS IV, 63, Oneonta, died Sept. 10, 2017. He was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and the Tuckahoe Steam and Gas Association. Predeceasing him were father Samuel Davis III and mother Lillian Bright. Surviving are wife Carolyn Davis; son Samuel H. (Lea) Davis V; grandchildren Harper Faye Davis, Ingrid Amelia Davis; brothers Randy (Robin) Davis, Gilmore […]

Martin F. Gilchrist

MARTIN F. GILCHRIST, 86, Blountsville, died Sept. 15, 2017. He retired from T & T Duggan as a truck driver and was a deacon at Mountain Grove Baptist Church. Parents Tom B. and Edith Smith Gilchrist, brother Benny Gilchrist, and sister Gussie Oliver predeceased him. Surviving are wife Florine Gilchrist; sons Fred ( June) Gilchrist, Cullman, David (Kelly) Gilchrist, Blountsville; […]

Wess Hallman

WESS HALLMAN, 68, Blountsville, died Sept. 2, 2017. In the obituary published in the Sept. 13 edition of The Blount Countian, the family suggested memorial donations to Cleveland United Methodist Church. The address was incorrect. The correct address is P.O. Box 145, Cleveland, AL 35049.

Ellen Johnson

ELLEN JOHNSON, 65, Cleveland, died Sept. 10, 2017. She taught Pre-K at Hayden Head Start and Ratchford Center and was a substitute teacher at many Blount County Schools. She was retried from the ARC in Cleveland. Predeceasing her were husband Maxie Lee Johnson, daughter Shelly Leigh Johnson-Holmes, father Billy Ray McKinney Sr., brothers Billy Ray McKinney Jr. and James Linville […]

Wayne ‘Red’ Nelson

WAYNE ‘RED’ NELSON, 82, Oneonta, died Sept. 8, 2017. He worked with the city of Oneonta for many years in the utility and street departments and with Putman Tin Shop. He owned Nelson’s Roller Rink and Nelson Disposal Service. Predeceasing him were parents Walter “Ted” and Opal Teague Nelson and son Andy Youngblood. Surviving are wife Doris Lane Nichols Nelson; […]

James ‘Bobby’ Purvis

JAMES ‘BOBBY’ PURVIS, 68, Cleveland, died Sept. 13, 2017. Predeceasing him were parents James Nelson and Zaddie Hutcherson Purvis. Surviving are wife Carolyn Cox Purvis; children Robby (Rhonda) Purvis, Scott (Brooke) Purvis, Rick (Karen) Moody, Sherrie (Greg) Foster; grandchildren Taylor (Christian) Collins, Whitney (Andrew) Welch, Sydney Snider, Blake Foster, Maddie Purvis, Garrett Purvis, Nick Purvis, Colt Purvis; great-grandchild Teagan Collins; […]

Amos ‘Shorty’ Shea

AMOS ‘SHORTY’ SHEA, 97, Oneonta, died Sept. 10, 2017. He attended Philadelphia Baptist Church and was retired from Gary Thompson Auto Sales. He served as staff sergeant during World War II and was awarded three Bronze Stars along with many other ribbons during his service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #681 for 65 years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, […]

Elizabeth Horn Trammell

ELIZABETH HORN TRAMMELL, 73, Oneonta, died Sept. 3, 2017. She was a 1961 graduate of Woodlawn High School and was retired from the Revenue Commission at the Blount County Courthouse after more than 20 years of service. Grandsons called her “Gran Gran” and she enjoyed taking pictures of them. Predeceasing her were parents Richard M. and Martha Chiles Horn, husbands […]


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