‘Mini boom’


The Cleveland Town Council met last Thursday for its regular monthly meeting. Mayor Jerry Jones reported the local business discussed in last month’s meeting for failure to pay sales taxes is now “caught up and current.” Jones explained there is “no favoritism or bias” with collecting taxes. It is the responsibility of the mayor and council to make sure taxes […]

Farm City winners

The Blount County Farm City Committee held its annual Farm City Banquet Nov. 15 at Locust Fork Baptist Church. Alabama Commissioner of Agriculture Rick Pate spoke and guests were treated to a meal by Porky’s Pride of Hayden. Canned food was collected and donated to “Filling Station 56” in Blountsville. Poster contest winners (from left) Eli Abel, Tatum Abel, and […]

John Edge ‘Spike’ Allen Jr.

JOHN EDGE ‘SPIKE’ ALLEN JR., 87, Oneonta, died Nov. 9, 2019. He was American Indian of the Serrano tribe from California. Predeceasing him were parents John Sr. and Mabel Clair Luis Allen and three siblings. Surviving are wife Susan Blackwood Allen; children John Edge Allen III, Marcy Coleman, Richard Allen, Misty Cook, Randel Cook; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a host […]

Dorothy Daphine Bailey

DOROTHY DAPHINE BAILEY, 85, Blountsville, died Nov. 11, 2019, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a homemaker and member of Mt. Zion Church of God. Predeceasing her were husband Oliver Wayne Bailey and parents Herbert and Bessie Nelson Hicks. Surviving are children Brenda (Steve) McSwain, Vinemont, Shelia (Duane) Largent, Blountsville, Herbert (Jennifer) Bailey, Altoona, and Tony (Teresa) Bailey, Oneonta; […]

Mark Huland Carter

MARK HULAND CARTER, 62, Cleveland, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at his residence. Mr. Carter coached football and basketball at Hayden. He was the first elementary school principal at Locust Fork Elementary. He also taught at Wallace State. Mr. Carter loved history, traveling, hunting, and his dogs. He had a special love of family. Mr. Carter was well loved […]

Angela Fay Hogan Cox

ANGELA FAY HOGAN COX, 60, Hayden, died Nov. 6, 2019, at the residence. She loved gardening, antiques, and doting on her grandchildren. Predeceasing her were parents Arthur and Fay Hogan and brother Stewart Hogan. Surviving are son Robert (Hillary) Phillips; daughter Amber Bowman; siblings Steve (Cindy) Hogan, Becky (Rudy) Phillips, Sarah (Gilbert) Galvan; seven grandchildren. Funeral service was held Nov. […]

Ellen Hamm

ELLEN HAMM, 89, Blountsville, died Nov. 12, 2019, at Hanceville Nursing Home. She was a member of Mtn. Grove Baptist Church for 77 years and was retired as a caregiver in several nursing homes. Predeceasing her were husband Vince Hamm, parents Thelbert and Adie Absher Bice, and six siblings. Surviving are a host of nieces, nephews, other family, and friends. […]

Mildred Virginia Brown Hayes

MILDRED VIRGINIA BROWN HAYES, 85, Cleveland, died Nov. 7, 2019, at the residence. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, puzzles, fishing, reading, and NASCAR, especially Jimmie Johnson. Predeceasing her were parents James Eli and Naomi Brown; husband Allen Lynn Hayes; brothers Clovis (Bertha) Adams, Hubert (Rosie) Adams, Herbert (Colleen) Brown, Hobert (Onzell) Brown, Harold (Mildred) Brown; sister Minnie Adams Denson; and brother-in-law […]

Wanda Faye Self Holt

WANDA FAYE SELF HOLT, 77, Locust Fork, died Nov. 11, 2019, at the residence. She was a prior member of Eastern Star, a Sunday school teacher for many years, and prior youth director at Locust Fork Baptist Church. She was a substitute teacher at Locust Fork who doted on her family and friends. She loved to sing, shop, watch NASCAR […]

Carlyn Henderson Oursler

CARLYN HENDERSON OURSLER, 72, Cleveland, died Nov. 9, 2019, in Birmingham. Predeceasing her were husband James Oursler, parents Kinard and Helen Bryan Henderson, two sisters. Surviving are children Rena (Steve) McCormick, Windy (Roger) Gooch; stepson Skylar Oursler; six grandchildren; a niece, great-niece, and great-nephew. Les Hughes officiated the 1 p.m. service held Nov. 13 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral […]


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