Lillian Smith McKleroy

LILLIAN SMITH MCKLEROY, 95, Birmingham, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019. She was born in Blount County on August 1, 1923, to the late Doc Oliver Smith and Lily Pearl Aldridge Smith. Mrs. Lillian was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and had retired from the J.L. Hudson Department Store in Detroit, Mich., after 31 years. Upon retirement, she relocated […]

Frances Allison Putman

FRANCES ALLISON PUTMAN, 86, Hueytown, was born in Alabama on April 20, 1932, and died on Friday, March 15, 2019. The Blount County native was a professional seamstress, retired from Parisian, and was a member of Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband Hoyt Putman; parents Albert and Zettie Strickland Allison; brothers Dennis Allison, Columbus […]

Loretta Densmore Strickland

LORETTA DENSMORE STRICKLAND, 74, Oneonta, died March 19, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Birmingham. She was a member of Ashville Church of God. Predeceasing her were parents George and Rosemary Simmons Densmore, granddaughter Meagan Hogeland, and sister Susan Densmore. Surviving are husband Carl Strickland; children Joshua (Angela) Strickland, Christopher (Misty) Strickland; nine grandchildren; six siblings. Rick Luman officiated the 1 […]

John Richard Williams

JOHN RICHARD WILLIAMS, 77, Wynnville Community, died March 17, 2019. Funeral service was held March 21, at 2 p.m., at Valley Chapel of Oneonta. Burial followed at Wynnville Cemetery.

80th birthday

Gerald Miller celebrated his 80th birthday on March 25. He is the son of the late Birdo and Floy Miller.

Church Briefs

EVENTS HARMONY MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH will have revival services tonight, March 27, through Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m. nightly. Prayer begins at 6:45 p.m. Evangelist is Steve Lecroy, pastor is Sam Johnson. The church is located on County Highway 42. REMLAP CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE will meet tomorrow, March 28, at 7 p.m., at The Church at Remlap. MT. VIEW […]

Davis signs with King

Appalachian senior Samantha Davis signed a letter of intent to swim for King University in Bristol, Tenn. Davis will pursue a nursing degree with both academic and athletic scholarships. She is the daughter of Howard and Sharon Davis.

Elliott named All-OVC

Recently, the Ohio Valley Conference announced its 2018-2019 women’s basketball All-Conference teams. Destiny Elliott, a former two-time All-Southern Conference honoree in her first two seasons at Samford in 2015-2016, was voted onto the five-member All-Newcomer squad after leading Jacksonville State in scoring in her first season on the floor for the Gamecocks. Her 321 points featured four 20-point performances. Elliott […]


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