Corine Garner Allred

CORINE GARNER ALLRED, 93, departed on March 6, 2020, from her home in Prattville. Born in Oneonta, she graduated from Judson College (B.A.) and The University of Alabama (M.A.). As a lifelong educator, she taught sixth grade at Prattville Intermediate, served as Prattville Primary School principal, and taught English at Troy University Montgomery. As the pastor’s wife at Prattville First […]

William James Beach Jr.

WILLIAM JAMES BEACH JR., 62, Oneonta, died March 1, 2020. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a resident of Blount County most of his life. He worked as a grocery store stocker for 25 years and loved drawing, writing books, and spending time with family. Predeceasing him were mother June Ayers, father William Beach Sr., and […]

Patrick Dean Breasseal

PATRICK DEAN BREASSEAL, 34, Oneonta, died March 1, 2020. Better known as “Patty Cake,” he was a 2004 graduate of Oneonta High School where he was involved in wrestling and football. He was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church and served in the Iraq War as a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps. He loved art, drawing, writing, […]

Willa Dean Bullard

WILLA DEAN BULLARD, 89, Blountsville, died March 3, 2020, at the residence. She was a member of Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were husband Idus Bullard, sons Idus Wayne Bullard and Randall Deon Bullard, parents Corbit and Rena Austin Dye, four siblings, and great-grandson Kevin Micheal Barkley. Surviving are sister Daphine Reedy of Florida; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; […]

Lt. Col. James Richard Childs

LT. COL. JAMES RICHARD CHILDS, Ret., was buried in Arlington National Cemetery Jan. 31, 2020. He loved his God, his country, and his family deeply. During his military career, he received several awards including the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Gold Star, the National Defense Service Medal, and numerous other […]

James ‘Jim’ Gibbs Green

JAMES ‘JIM’ GIBBS GREEN, 81, Hoschton, Ga., died March 1, 2020. Born in Oneonta, he graduated from Oneonta High School and from Central Wesleyan College with a bachelor of arts degree. He taught and coached in the DeKalb and Fulton County (Ga.) school systems. He organized a small band and became somewhat of a local celebrity playing country, pop, and […]

Craig Irvin

CRAIG IRVIN, 46, Snead, died March 1, 2020, in Tennessee. Surviving are parents Michael and Jane Irvin; sister Laura Hall; nephew Hunter Hall; forever brother in-law Alan Hall. Jon Henderson officiated a private family service. Pallbearers were Brad Mason, Alan Hall, Jordan Vitolo, J.R. Mitchell, Josh Johnson, and Jeff Hawkins. The family suggests memorial donations to Compassion City Church. Albertville […]

James Monroe Martin

JAMES MONROE MARTIN, 71, Blountsville, died March 3, 2020, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. He was a graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and retired after working as a truck driver for many years. Predeceasing him was father Monroe “Mutt” Martin. Surviving are mother Willie Ruth Reynolds; children Katie (Anthony) Townsel of West Point, Brandon Martin, Wendy (Don) McRae, both […]

Melvin Daleno ‘Dale’ Rigsby

MELVIN DALENO ‘DALE’ RIGSBY, 67, Oneonta, died March 4, 2020. Predeceasing him were parents Pascal and Mildred Davenport Rigsby and siblings Marlin Rigsby and Terry Rigsby. Surviving are children Elizabeth (Dewey) Lewis, Jonathan Rigsby; grandchildren Matthew Rigsby, Olivia Rigsby, Andrew Lewis, Ryleigh Lewis; aunt Evelyn Gilliland. Steve LeCroy and Mark Smith officiated the 11 a.m. service held March 9 at […]

Margaret Loggins Thomas

MARGARET LOGGINS THOMAS, 90, Hayden, died March 5, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. A member of Union Grove Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Blount County, she adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceasing her were husband Hubert Thomas, parents Samuel and Eula Green Loggins, and sisters Raye Murray and Faye Neely. Surviving are children Rev. Dr. Hugh A. […]