Council to seek grant for safe room

Town of Highland Lake

Following some locally severe weather outbreaks, the Highland Lake Town Council discussed the possibility of building a safe room to hold 15 to 20 people. Highland Lake Police Chief Scott Kon told the council he is checking on a grant to help the town build a safe room for town hall. According to Kon, the shelter would be a fortified […]

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Viola Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Splawn Amason

VIOLA ELIZABETH ‘BETTY’ SPLAWN AMASON, 84, Oneonta, died April 8, 2021. Born Nov. 9, 1936, in Texas, she was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church. She enjoyed being with her friends and listening to gospel music. Predeceasing her were father of her children Howard Amason, parents Charlie and Viola Splawn, and brothers James Splawn, Bob Splawn, and E.A. Splawn. […]

Melvin T. ‘Shorty’ Hardman

MELVIN T. ‘SHORTY’ HARDMAN, 87, Oneonta, died April 1, 2021, at TLC Nursing Center. Also known as “Little Man,” his graveside service was held April 5 at Hopewell Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

Ellie Lawayne Murphree

ELLIE LAWAYNE MURPHREE, 79, Blountsville, died April 9, 2021, at the residence. Born March 30, 1942, he was a retired truck driver. Predeceasing him were wife Ada Lavera Yates Murphree, son Eugene Murphree, and parents Elmer Eugene and Nell Morton Murphree. Surviving are children Frankie Murphree, Randa Jo Murphree, Melissa (Jimmy Jr.) Hallman; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral service was […]

Sheila Elaine Moorer Nelson

SHEILA ELAINE MOORER NELSON, 61, Oneonta, died April 5, 2021. Predeceasing her were father Maurice Denton Moorer and brother Gregory Evans Moorer. Surviving are mother Janie Kathryn Hodges Moorer; ex-husband Harry Nelson; children Levi (Amber) Nelson, Codi Nelson; siblings Allen (Sharon) Moorer, Ricky (Kathy) Moorer, Teresa (Ricky) Myrick, Kim (David) Davis, Terri (Greg) Turner; grandchildren Drayden Pena, Bowen Nelson, Lillian […]

Leo ‘Hobby’ Smith

LEO ‘HOBBY’ SMITH, 90, Cleveland, died April 9, 2021, at Diversicare. He was an elder in Green’s Chapel Cumberland Presbyterian Church and caretaker of the cemetery for more than 40 years. He enjoyed hunting rabbits, working with mules and horses, John Wayne westerns, and gardening. Predeceasing him were parents Leo and Ruby Smith, son Steven Hobson Smith, and siblings Bob […]

Bernice ‘Sally’ Stewart

BERNICE ‘SALLY’ STEWART, 82, Blountsville, died April 6, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Born May 22, 1938, she worked in clothing manufacturing. Predeceasing her were husband Frank Stewart, parents Dave and Alma Bryant Sterling, and siblings Lowell Sterling, Jeanette Williams, and Maxine Mount. Surviving are daughter Ginger Bailey; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Annie Ruth McAlpine, Betty Sullins, Helen […]

Melvie Dean Tanner

MELVIE DEAN TANNER, 84, Blountsville, died April 3, 2021, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Born May 29, 1936, she was a graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and retired as vice president of Bank of Blountsville. Predeceasing her were husband Elmer Tanner and parents A.C. and Wordybell Ledbetter Crumbley. Surviving are son Greg (Mary) Tanner; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; siblings […]