Big week for Wildcat fans


The Hayden Wildcats and Lady Wildcats put together an absolutely sensational week fo play on the diamond(s) to take home a pair of titles. The Hayden baseball team swept through the Blount County Tournament at Southeastern to claim the 2018 title. Hayden knocked off Susan Moore 12-1 (five innings) on the first day of the tournament and then beat Southeastern […]

Beatboxing with Voices of Lee


When the sounds of Voices of Lee fill the Agri-Business Center tonight, you will not only hear the amazing talents of an exceptional a cappella choir, but you will also hear the vocal percussion of Kadison Beaver as he mimics musical instruments, especially percussion, with his voice. This unique style of music, known as beatboxing, has been used since the […]

Church Briefs

HIGH MOUND BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, March 23, at 7 p.m. nightly. The church is located on Teal Road in Horton. Pastor is Mark Jones, Bo Beam is evangelist. PARK AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH will have an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, March 24, at 10 a.m. Spring revival will be Monday, April 2, through Wednesday, April 4, […]

Dale Alan Beauchamp

DALE ALAN BEAUCHAMP, 53, Springville, died March 13, 2018. Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. on March 17 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Antioch Cemetery.

Annie Sue Horsley Calvert

ANNIE SUE HORSLEY CALVERT, 75, Oneonta, died March 12, 2018. Predeceasing her were parents Floyd and Myrtle Crow Horsley, children Terry Ray, Martha Faye Calvert, and Betty Jean Williamson, daughter-in-law Tammy Wilson Calvert, and three siblings. Surviving are husband Bobby Mack Calvert; daughter Jackie Simmons; sons Dennis Calvert, Dean (Sheila) Calvert, David (Nina) Calvert, Darrell (Brooke) Calvert, Jeff (Kim) Calvert; […]

Eva Novelene Higginbotham Calvert

EVA NOVELENE HIGGINBOTHAM CALVERT, 81, Pinson, died March 9, 2018. Parents Arlie and Ollie Vaughn Higginbotham predeceased her, as did husband Howard Calvert, son-in-law Eugene “Danny” Howell, and great-grandchild Juliann Grace Howell. Surviving are daughters Deborah (Mike) Lann, Monica Howell, Lisa Neeley, DeAnna “Dee Dee” (Daryl) Wilkerson; sons Ronnie Calvert, Russell Calvert; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother Troy […]

James Woodrow Gilley

JAMES WOODROW GILLEY, 100, Locust Fork, died March 11, 2018. He served with the U.S. Army during World War II and enjoyed fishing. Wife Jeanette Ladd Gilley and daughter Brenda Brooks predeceased him. Surviving are son Mark (Carol) Gilley; daughter Darlene (John) Harris; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren. Larry Ragland officiated the 11 a.m. service held March 14 at […]

Astarsia ‘Star’ Gail Hale

ASTARSIA ‘STAR’ GAIL HALE, 53, Cleveland, died March 2, 2018. She had worked with the Blount County Board of Education as a bus driver. Mother Billie Gail Uptain predeceased her. Surviving are husband Doug Hale; sons Jacob (Holly) Hale, Derik (Shelby) Hale, Drew Hale; grandchildren Sierra Hale, Kendal Hale, Cody Hale, Noah Hale, Brody Hale; father Eugene Uptain; sister Vickie […]

Virginia Lee Holderfield

VIRGINIA LEE HOLDERFIELD, 66, Hayden, died March 8, 2018. She enjoyed yardwork, fishing, and shopping. Predeceasing her were husband of 50 years Junior Ray Holderfield, parents James and Della Maxie, and four siblings. Surviving are sons Daniel Holderfield, James Holderfield; daughter Becky (Dale) Schultz; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Phillip Nickles officiated the 1 p.m. service held March 14 at Roselawn […]

Marie Kaler

MARIE KALER, 88, Blountsville, died March 11, 2018, at Diversicare Health Center. She was retired from the U.S. Post Office. Husband A.V. Kaler predeceased her. Surviving are brother James V. Graves, Blountsville; sisters Ella Graves Watson, Lois Jean Ellard; nieces and nephews. Randall Edmonson officiated the 3 p.m. service held March 13 at Blountsville Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at […]


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