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The Southern Democrat, July 20, 1933

Strand Theatre to Re-open The Strand Theatre which has been closed for several months will open Friday night with George O’Brien in Zane Grey’s “Smoked Lightning.” Cartoons will also be shown. The same program will be put on Saturday afternoon and night. Mr. Lester Neely, who formerly operated the Theatre is in charge again. He says that he has put […]

Address bullying ‘directly, correctly, and in a timely manner’


Larry Vines is an educator, or probably a better and more precise description would be, he is a teacher. Vines is retired from the classrooms of Jefferson and Shelby counties, having started his career as a 22-year-old senior English instructor at Minor High School. Later, he served as a school counselor, a vocational counselor, and in administration as a principal. […]

Sports Briefs

FOOTBALL CAMP The Oneonta High School youth football camp scheduled to begin July 23 has been cancelled. If you mailed a registration check it will be returned. UPWARD FLAG FOOTBALL AND CHEERLEADING Registration, uniform fitting, and evaluation will be Saturday, July 21, from 9 a.m until noon, at Cleveland First Baptist Church. Fee is $90 per child. Discounts are available […]

Church Briefs

EVENTS WELCOME #2 MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have summer revival through Friday, July 20, at 7 p.m. nightly. Jeff Daily is evangelist, Tommy Riggs is pastor. The church is located on Terry Heights Road in Palmerdale. PINE GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival through Friday, July 20, at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily. Evangelist is William McClellan, pastor […]

Steve Bryan Adams

STEVE BRYAN ADAMS, 61, Oneonta, died July 7, 2018, at the Birmingham VA Hospital. He was a graduate of Conneaut High School, Conneaut, Ohio, and served four years with the U.S. Navy. He enjoyed helping friends and all modern technical gadgets. Parents Hoyt and Ruby Nix Adams predeceased him. Surviving are Roger Adams, Madison, Ohio, Jeff and Diana Cavin, Conneaut, […]

Margaret Miller Bagwell

MARGARET MILLER BAGWELL, 85, Blountsville, died July 9, 2018, at the residence. She was retired from the Arab school system as a lunchroom worker and was a member of Roswell Creek Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Roy and Frances Miller, daughter Nina Morrow, grandson Billy Morrow, and seven siblings. Surviving are husband of 70 years Kenneth Bagwell; daughters Dianna […]

Hazal Laverne Marty Chrisman

HAZEL LAVERNE MARTY CHRISMAN, 79, died July 3, 2018. She graduated from J.B. Pennington High School in 1957, then served a tour with the Women’s Army Corp. She enjoyed outdoor activities and Alabama football. She lived with strength, dignity, and courage. Predeceasing her were parents Columbus and Hattie Martin, husband Cecil E. Chrisman, daughter Patricia Stine, brother Buddy Martin, and […]

Ruth Donner Doyle

RUTH BONNER DOYLE, 87, formerly of Blountsville, died July 6, 2018. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on July 21 at Collier Butler Funearl Home in Gadsden. Burial will follow at Blountsville Cemetery.

James Edwin Gilbert

JAMES EDWIN GILBERT, 73, Locust Fork, died July 11, 2018. Predeceasing him were parents Edwin and Juanita Suddeth Gilbert. Surviving are wife Bonnie Jean Tidwell Gilbert; children James Gilbert, John (Anda) Gilbert, Juanza Gilbert, Jackie (Chris) Vaughn, Stacey (Carl) Evans, Jason (Nicole) Terry; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Pat (Edgar) Works, Ellen (Melvin) Wilson, Sybil (Frankie) Kirby. Memorial services were […]

Roy ‘Jake’ Lance Jr.

ROY ‘JAKE’ LANCE JR., 75, Locust Fork, died July 7, 2018. He was a member of Locust Fork Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were father Roy Jake Lance Sr., mother Lillian Wear Poe, stepfather Leslie Lewis Poe, nephew Justin Lance, and brothers-in-law Roy “Travis” Dailey and Clarence “Buddy” Dailey. Surviving are wife Shirley D. Lance; brother Jerrell “Jerry” R. (Julie M.) […]


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