Harold Leader

HAROLD LEADER, 92, Hoover, died Dec. 3, 2019. Graveside service was held Dec. 7, at 2 p.m., at Reed Gap Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Antonio Maldonado

ANTONIO MALDONADO, 83, Oneonta, died Nov. 22, 2019, at the residence. Funeral service was held Nov. 30, at 1 p.m., at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Blount Memory Cemetery.

Keith Marsh

KEITH MARSH, 61, Blountsville, died Nov. 18, 2019. Predeceasing him were parents Marcus and Jeanette Marsh. Surviving are wife Cathy Curlette Marsh, daughter Danna (Cody) Nelson, granddaughters Ellie and Maggie, and brother Benny Marsh. A memorial service was held Nov. 23 at Blountsville United Methodist Church.

Michelle Rugusa

MICHELLE RUGUSA, 43, Snead, died Dec. 3, 2019. A memorial service will be held at a later date and time with Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directing.

Thomas A. Skinner

THOMAS A. SKINNER, 89, Oneonta, died Dec. 2, 2019, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War and retired from the Alabama Department of Transportation after more than 40 years of service. Predeceasing him were parents Homer and Louise Dunman Skinner, wife Betty Hudson Skinner, and siblings Alfred Lee Skinner and Ivealee […]

Katie Sue Light-Smith

KATIE SUE LIGHT-SMITH, 80, died Dec. 2, 2019. Born April 30, 1939, Katie Sue was the daughter of Euel L. Light and A. Irene Turley-Light of Walnut Grove. She was married to William E. Hays of Blount County with whom she had two children, Deborah M. Hays and Kenneth W. Hays. Ms. Smith and her children were residents of Birmingham. […]

Church Briefs

ONEONTA SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH presents its Christmas play “What if Christ Hadn’t Been Born?” Sunday, Dec. 15, at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. HIGH MOUND MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH Christmas play will be Sunday, Dec. 15, at 5:30 p.m. NORTH BROAD STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST will have a holiday blood drive Monday, Dec. 16, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. The […]


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