From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, April 22, 1926

Hon. Hugo Black, candidate for U.S. Senator, addressed the citizens of Blount County at the court house last week. Among the subjects discussed were the tariff and taxes, roads, rivers, and harbors, immigration, Muscle Shoals and the Alabama Power Co. He declared himself in line with the old established policy of the Democratic party in reference to the tariff and […]

Four county teams advance to round two


Southeastern has earned a spot in the AHSAA playoffs every year it has fielded a team. This year they did something they’ve never done before: win a playoff series. Friday, April 20 at Southeastern Game 1: Southeastern 2, Donoho 1 Bailey Boak earned the win for the Mustangs striking out 11, walking only three, allowing four hits, and one unearned […]

Scores and games

This week in high school sports

Coaches are invited to email scores and upcoming events to advertise@otelco.net or call 625-3231.

Church Briefs

CLEVELAND FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH will have a Crosswalk Youth yard sale on Saturday, April 28, from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the youth group’s summer mission trip. Upward flag football and cheerleading will have early registration at the church on Saturday, April 28, from 9 a.m. until noon, for first through sixth grade boys and girls. Early […]

Charles W. Brooks

CHARLES W. BROOKS, 69, Oneonta, died April 17, 2018, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was most recently self-employed and had retired from the steel fabrication business. He enjoyed working with heavy equipment and classic cars. Parents Hoyt and Ruth Brooks predeceased him, as did wife Jo Ann Brooks, brother Tommy Brooks, and sisters Laverne McGinnis and Helen Pate. […]

Lucille Gargus

LUCILLE GARGUS, 91, Straight Mountain, died April 18, 2018. She retired from ACE Hardware and was of the Baptist faith. Predeceasing her were husband Alvin Eugene “Gene” Gargus, parents Gus and Gertie Cumby Higgins, and six siblings. Surviving are children Donna (Daniel) Hays, Karen (Karl) Bartsch, Jeff (Debbie) Gargus; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Jasson Thomas officiated the 11 a.m. service […]

Margaret ‘Grand Margaret’ Murray

MARGARET ‘GRAND MARGARET’ MURRAY, 93, Boaz, died April 15, 2018. Surviving are children Mary Ann (Jerry) Spradlin, Duncan (Debra) Murray, Donnie Murray, Wayne Morton, Gaylene (Rodney) Holsonback; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; sister Christine Powell. David Turbeville officiated the 2 p.m. service held April 18 at Boaz Carr Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Bethlehem Cemetery, Douglas. Pallbearers were Cody Mayo, Byron […]

Maria Ann Robinson

MARIA ANN ROBINSON, 65, Oneonta, died April 19, 2018. Surviving are daughter Robyn McElory; son Eddie Ruben “Mikie” McElory Jr.; grandchildren Heather Annie Marie McElory, Bryan Edward McElory; sister Renda Cissy Robinson; brothers Danny Robinson, Jack Robinson. Visitation was held on April 22 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel.

David Sego

DAVID SEGO, 38, Locust Fork, died April 14, 2018. He was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church and employed with Waffle House in Pinson and Olive Garden in Trussville. Predeceasing him were grandparents Bill and Hazel Sego, S.T. and Edith Bowling, and Leldon Clark, aunt Beth Smith, and cousin Justin Smith. Surviving are parents Dennis and Deborah Clark Sego; […]

Patricia Ann Self

PATRICIA ANN SELF, 70, died April 15, 2018. Michael Murphree officiated the 2 p.m. service held April 20 at Blountsville Baptist Church. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.


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