Ethellene Drake Layfield

ETHELLENE DRAKE LAYFIELD, 77, died Oct. 1, 2018. Josh Drake officiated the 11 a.m. service held Oct. 4 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel with burial at Lee’s Chapel Cemetery on Pine Mountain.

Marjorie Jessica Reid McCollom

MARJORIE JESSICA REID MCCOLLOM, 97, Birmingham, died Sept. 30, 2018, at the residence. She was a member of the Garden Club, Shriners Ladies, Eastern Star, and the American Legion. She had a lengthy and distinguished career as a nurse and anesthesiologist. Predeceasing her are parents Alvin and Minnie White Reid and husband Vernon Lester McCollom Surviving are son Lester Reid […]

Ella ‘Jean’ Murphree

ELLA ‘JEAN’ MURPHREE, 80, Oneonta, died Sept. 30, 2018. Predeceasing her were parents Ernest and Willie Buffington Jenkins; husband of 29 years Dr. Roland Murphree; siblings Bunk Jenkins, Doris Mitchell, Wesley Jenkins. Surviving are son Marvin Lee (Cheryl) Hudgins; daughters Celia Murphree (Marlon) Bernstein, Carol Murphree (Jim) Shikle; grandchildren Brandon Shelton, Lauren and Justin McCombs, Kristen and Mikey Hall, Josh […]

Parsonage proceeds benefit missions

Easley Baptist Church, represented by Toby Hollingsworth (right) presented $134,000 to Doug Medlin (center), stewardship advisor for ministry advancement of the International Mission Board (IMB), and his wife Marcy (left) at the conclusion of church services on Sunday, Sept. 30. The church sold its parsonage and members unanimously agreed to donate the proceeds of the sale to missions with the […]

Turning Point celebrates new sanctuary

What began in the 1800s as a small wooden church in rural Locust Fork named Tabernacle United Church has evolved into a more updated facility named Turning Point United Methodist Church. Throughout the years, there had been several additions and renovations to the little white church, but the sanctuary remained the same. In 2016, the congregation decided to increase facility […]

Commission steps back from unit system, refunds sheriff’s auto budget

Blount County Commission

The Blount County Commission stepped back Tuesday from its earlier decision to move gradually to a unit system of county road management and governance, rescinding an action taken in May to turn over road maintenance and paving management of District 2 to the engineering department. The date originally set to make the transition was Oct. 1. The thinking was that, […]

Driving lesson goes rogue

A driving lesson turned into an unexpected adventure about 6 p. m. last Wednesday evening for two young women and their mother, who was learning to drive. She lost control of the car, plowed through a metal fence, and splashed into the Oneonta city pool. It was a soft – but wet – landing. No one was injured. Nothing hurt […]

Southern Heritage Day

Southern Heritage Day at Blountsville Historical Park on Saturday, Sept. 29, was a fun, meaningful, and educational festival. There were lots of demonstrations of life in the 1800s in Blount County, lots of good food, vendors, and Blount County authors with their books. We are proud of the creative people in Blount County. The park is a stop for those […]


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