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The Southern Democrat, December 18, 1975

Casual Comments Without rhyme or reason: I would be helpless in the kitchen if I didn’t have a husband. I can’t open these modern packaged foods — and sometimes he almost fails. I hate housekeeping! My mother used to get amused at me. The house would be a mess; I was expecting guests for dinner, and the first thing I […]

Made with love


Virgina Tidwell recently finished a quilted wall hanging of the state of Alabama that she said she has had on her mind for several years. While the masterpiece took approximately 18 months to construct, that was not the biggest challenge for Tidwell. As stated earlier, Tidwell had thought about this project for some time, but could not figure out a […]

Ruby Joe Allen

RUBY JOE ALLEN, 82, Albertville, died Dec. 8, 2019. Milton Rainey officiated the 11 a.m. service held Dec. 11 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Douglas Cemetery.

Rebecca Ann Bishop

REBECCA ANN BISHOP, 72, Pinson, died Dec. 13, 2019, at the residence. David West officiated the 2 p.m. graveside service held Dec. 18 at Oak Hill Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Robert ‘Dale’ Cole

ROBERT ‘DALE’ COLE, 66, Arab, died Dec. 5, 2019, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice. He was a U.S. Army veteran, was previous pastor of Christian Fellowship Church in Arab, and enjoyed singing and hunting. Predeceasing him were parents Cecil Vann and Ida Rae Cole, three brothers, and two nephews. Surviving are daughter Derenda (Paul) Stidham; nephews Chris (Becky) Cole, Rob (Holly) […]

Bonnie Ewing

BONNIE EWING, 79, Odenville, died Dec. 8, 2019. Jim Hill officiated the 1 p.m. service held Dec. 11 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Lebanon Cemetery.

Odis Edward Huffstutler

ODIS EDWARD HUFFSTUTLER, 78, passed away the morning of Dec. 12, 2019, at his home just south of Snead, in the presence of his wife and children. A native of this area, Mr. Huffstutler was a well-loved and respected member of the Susan Moore community. He is preceded in death by his parents Ersie A. Huffstutler and Evelyn Alene Jackson. […]

Chester Lee Smith

CHESTER LEE SMITH, 64, Holly Springs Community, died Dec. 7, 2019. Calvin Butler officiated the 1 p.m. service held Dec. 12 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Deermans Chapel Cemetery, Steele.

Phillip Ralph Stephens

PHILLIP RALPH STEPHENS, 83, Hanceville, died Dec. 12, 2019. He was a member of Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents George Washington and Roxie Chambers Stephens, wife Frances E. Harper Stephens, brothers Hubert Stephens and Arlin Stephens, and sisters Ozel Millwood and Wynell Nelson. Surviving are son Phillip G. Stephens; daughters Nina (Bruce) Ellard, Norma (George) Liles; […]

Church Briefs

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH ONEONTA invites all children in kindergarten through sixth grade to be a part of our Kid’s Bible Club. We will meet from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursdays and have Bible stories, Bible drills, memory verses, games, snacks, and crafts. Enter the church by the side door and take the elevator to the third floor. Phone […]


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