Thomas Wayne Robinette

THOMAS WAYNE ROBINETTE, 80, died Aug. 2, 2018. Surviving are wife of 61 years Retta Jo Melvin Robinette; children Pamela Flowers, Steven Robinette, Sheri Robinette. Burial was at Pine Bluff Cemetery in Locust Fork.

Grace Sarabia

GRACE SARABIA, 66, Allgood, died Aug. 16, 2018. Parents Roy and Maria Guadalupe Gonzalez predeceased her, as did daughter Andrea Sarabia, seven brothers, and one sister. Surviving are husband Benito Sarabia; children Benito Sarabia Jr., Senon (Jan) Sarabia, Guadalupe (Kelly) Sarabia; grandchildren Benito Sarabia III, Jennifer Sarabia, Cynthia Sarabia, Nickolus Sarabia, Alyvia Sarabia, Jodi Sarabia, Jackson Sarabia. Memorial services were […]

Jewel Edna Garner Smith

JEWEL EDNA GARNER SMITH, 96, Oneonta, died Aug. 13, 2018. She was a longtime member of First Baptist Church Oneonta. Husband Floyd William Smith predeceased her. Surviving are daughter Carol (Lee) Hanson; sons Steve Smith, Mark Smith; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Hubert Garner, Larry Garner; sisters Marie Kelly, Irma Stapler. Larry Gipson and Bill Barnett officiated the 11 a.m. […]

Edwin Alvis Thrasher

EDWIN ALVIS THRASHER, 87, Guntersville, died July 27, 2018. Formerly of Oneonta and Fultondale, he worked at Hayes Aircraft for 45 years. A U.S. Army veteran, he was presented a certificate and pin by Heartlite Hospice shortly before his passing, a gesture that made him very happy. Predeceasing him were wife Zuma Ynema Thrasher, parents Lee and Edora Wood Thrasher, […]

Bonnie Hollingsworth Gibson York

BONNIE HOLLINGSWORTH GIBSON YORK, 88, Cleveland, died Aug. 11, 2018. Arnold Hollingsworth officiated the 11 a.m. service held Aug. 15 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Green’s Chapel Cemetery.

Blountsville – rich with ancestry


People have traveled through the site of what is now known as Blountsville for almost as long as people have lived in Alabama. From farmers to merchants, some travelers decided to settle in this wonderful town, laid a firm foundation, and continued to develop its rich history. While there are numerous families that could be spotlighted, we will consider three […]

Nipper Hood

Blount County homeschoolers will get a history lesson on the life and times of Nipper Hood tomorrow, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., at the Blount County Memorial Museum. Nipper Hood (portrayed by Billy Strickland) was a soldier originally from South Carolina who fought during the Creek Indian War with a brigade that moved south through Tennessee, eventually […]

Local changing of guard unveiled; regional workforce launch detailed

Chamber luncheon twofer

Those attending the Oneonta-Blount County Chamber of Commerce luncheon last week got double their money’s worth when Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Aimee Wilson presaged the presentation of the luncheon program with a message about a pending sea change on the local scene. Thanking her associates at the Chamber for the opportunity to serve and for their support, she announced […]

Boots vs. badges


Oneonta police and fire departments teamed up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers for the second annual Boots vs. Badges Blood Drive last Thursday. Chairperson Judy Underwood (below) said, “Last year we had a record number in donations for this area. The friendly banter between the police and fire departments is all in fun, but we are most interested in the […]

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