From the Archives

The Southern Democrat, December 25, 1941

Santa Claus Letters Dear Old Santa Claus: I am a little girl and I am very, very glad it’s nearly time for you to visit us again. I want you to bring me a big doll that will say Mama. I want a little broom and some dishes; also a tricycle. Bring lots of presents for all the other little […]

Agri-Business Center board joins city/county planning effort


Members of the Agri-Business Center board of directors met with representatives of the Oneonta City Council and Blount County Commission last week for an update on results of the first joint city/county planning discussion on the institutional future of the Blount County Oneonta Agri-Business Center. That initial meeting was held Dec. 10. Following the Friday briefing, the board was asked […]

Council approves alcohol license, hears park progress

Town of Cleveland

A public hearing was held Dec. 12 regarding an alcohol license application for TAHA, Inc., which is doing business as the Tonka Shell and Deli at the corner of Ala 79 and Ala 160. The application was for the sale of beer and wine. The business was represented by its owner, Mark Ely. Other than town officials, no one else […]

Catherine Ann Walker Brown

CATHERINE ANN WALKER BROWN, 86, Trussville, died Dec. 17, 2019, at TLC Nursing Center. She was a charter member of Pine Mountain Community Church and was employed as administrative assistant to the commander of Air Force with the Department of Defense at PIMCO in Birmingham. Predeceasing her were husband Lathan Brown, parents Walter and Carrie Mize Walker, granddaughter Jennifer Glasgow, […]

Wanda Sweatt Butts

WANDA SWEATT BUTTS, 70, Oneonta, died Dec. 15, 2019, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. Joseph Coin and Robert Metzler officiated the 2 p.m. service held Dec. 17 at Faith Chapel Mennonite Church. Burial followed at Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

David Lynn Hazelrig

DAVID LYNN HAZELRIG, 59, Cleveland, died Dec. 15, 2019, at the residence. He was Dairy Man of the Year for three years. He grew up attending Locust Fork Baptist Church and was of the Baptist faith. Predeceasing him was father Alvin James “Junior” Hazelrig. Surviving are mother Geareldeen “Jake” Hazelrig; son Jordan Hazelrig; sisters Donette (Roger) Lee, Kay (Terry) Bennett; […]

Thelma Armstrong Hogeland

THELMA ARMSTRONG HOGELAND, 83, Hayden, died Dec. 13, 2019. She was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Jeff Hogeland and sons Randy Hogeland and Phillip Hogeland. Surviving are daughter Dee (Louie) Holt; sons Terry (Jeannie) Hogeland, Donald (Donna) Hogeland; grandsons Chris (Amanda) Holt, Terrill (Teri) Hogeland, Clint Hogeland, Donnie Hogeland, David (Tracey) Hogeland; great-grandchildren Brooklyn, […]

Elizabeth A. Mars

ELIZABETH A. MARS, 80, Blountsville, died Dec. 14, 2019, at the residence. Predeceasing her were parents John T. and Ethel Pearl Ingram Kirby. Surviving are daughter Debra (Thomas) Sorrell, Blountsville; grandchildren Matt Bird, Chris Bird, Ashley Sorrell, David Sorrell; three great-grandchildren. Randall Edmondson officiated the 2 p.m. memorial service held Dec. 20, at Blountsville Baptist Church. Blountsville Funeral Home directed.

Cedric Raymont Polk

CEDRIC RAYMONT POLK, 51, Oneonta, died Dec. 14, 2019. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, he worked as a truck driver for Action Resources in Birmingham and was a member of Sand Valley Church of Christ. Predeceasing him was father Ralph Polk. Surviving are wife of 31 years Carmen Quinones Polk; children Joselyn Laniece (Tyron) Williams, Jessica Lorre Polk, Cedric Raymont Polk […]

Gladys Marie Walden

GLADYS MARIE WALDEN was born May 28, 1931, and went to be with her heavenly Father on Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, at the age of 88. She was born and raised in Prospect, Tenn. She married Thomas Edward Walden and lived in the Locust Fork community on “Walden’s Mountain” for 57 years until her passing. Preceding her in death were […]