‘Pumpkins from heaven’


Sometimes people are reminded of their blessings through unique ways. This has certainly been the case for Astin and Breezie Nolen this summer. It’s been 16 years since Breezie Nolen’s brother, Corey Tadlock, passed away. To celebrate the birth of Nolen’s son, Branson (right), last December, the family planted some seeds earlier this summer from a pumpkin Tadlock had grown […]

News Briefs

APPALACHIAN PTSO is selling chances to win a ‘Mountain Star’ quilt, handmade by Jenny Tidwell. The raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Proceeds benefit the PTSO and school projects. Phone 274-7789 for more information. The drawing will be held late October. REUNIONS WEAVER/WOOD REUNION will be Saturday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., at Oak […]

Edna Marie Meier Cox

EDNA MARIE MEIER COX, 75, Gardendale, died Sept. 28, 2017. She was predeceased by husband Jonathan Oscar Cox and parents Vallie Martin and Mary Elsie Norrington Meier. Surviving are daughters Robin Otts, Gardendale, Sharon Cox, Arab; sons Alan (Barbara) Cox, Albertville, William Cox, Arab; grandchildren Kaliegh Beach (Alex Kovacs), Jennifer Otts (Rich Lloyd), Amanda (Anthony) McDuffie, Hannah Cox, Cameron Cox; […]

Wanda Davis Dailey

WANDA DAVIS DAILEY, 85, Wetumpka, died Sept. 29, 2017. Formerly of Blountsville, Mrs. Dailey had moved to the Wetumpka area to be closer to children after the death of husband James Dailey. Also predeceasing her were parents Charlie and Rhoddie Albright Davis, three brothers, and three sisters. Surviving are sons Tom (Pam) Dailey, Wetumpka, Kenny (Kathy) Dailey, Montevallo; grandchildren Lee […]

James Carter Denton M.D.

JAMES CARTER DENTON M.D., 93, Birmingham, died Sept. 21, 2017. He was born in Oneonta to parents Dr. Marvin and Charlsie Howard Denton, who predeceased him. He attended Auburn University (Alabama Polytechnic Institute), was president of Theta Chi fraternity, and graduated in 1945. He graduated from Tulane Medical School in 1948 and was president of Theta Kappa Psi fraternity there. […]

To the family and friends of Barbara Smith Carr

Words cannot express how much we appreciate all the outpouring during the passing of Barbara Smith Carr. The visits, cards, food, flowers and especially the prayers. We wish to extend our sincere thanks to Rock Springs Methodist Church. We also send our gratitude and appreciation to her beloved sister, Rosemary Smith, Caroline Hinds, and all the nieces and nephews. Barbara […]

Edwin Lee Wood

March 3, 1973-October 5, 2016

It’s been a year now since you left us to go to Heaven. We love and miss you so very much. You are the sunshine, rain, clouds, rivers and creeks, mountains, warm summer days, crisp fall days, beautiful spring days, cliffs, freshly plowed fields that you loved to walk across looking for arrowheads, butterflies, birds, blue skies, green grass, and […]

Happy Anniversary

Broyce Eddie Wester and Brenda Gail Williamson were married Saturday, Oct. 4, 1969, at Antioch United Methodist Church, conveniently avoiding the Friday night Oneonta vs. Susan Moore football rivalry. Today they celebrate 48 years of marriage. The couple have three children: Melanie (Mark) Skillman, Oneonta; Brent (Ellen) Wester, Northport; and Mindy (David) Egan, Oneonta. “Bop” and “Meemaw” are now retired […]

Morgan-Totten

John and Shay Morgan of Cleveland announce the engagement and coming wedding of their daughter, Sarah Fayth Morgan, to Jake John Totten, son of John and Brandy Totten of Locust Fork. The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Linda and the late Wayne Woodard of Cleveland and Phil and June Lasseter of Hoover. She is employed with Brookdale Home Health. The […]

Hammin’ it up

Larry Vines, member of the Blount County Amateur Radio Club, invited members of the Southeastern AM Radio Club to the first-ever ‘HAMFEST Tailgate’ at Palisades Park recently. He wanted not only to showcase the beauty of Palisades Park, but to network the Southeastern Club participants with Blount County Amateur Radio Club members. Public service is one of the reasons amateur […]


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