Bare facts on candidates

Following are concise profiles for all of the candidates running for municipal elective office in Blount County. These are the names that will appear on the ballots respectively for the five municipalities that will hold elections on Aug. 23: Allgood, Blountsville, Hayden, Snead, and Oneonta. The designation (I) following a name denotes an incumbent.

The first four towns listed will be covered this week. Oneonta candidates for city government and city school board will be covered next week. The remaining seven county municipalities – Cleveland, County Line, Highland Lake, Locust Fork, Nectar, Rosa, and Susan Moore – will not hold municipal elections, since all their candidates are unopposed.

Town Council Place 3
Jimmy Dale Taylor (I)
Age: 70
Education: Attended Arab High School
Present job: Retired; formerly
employed Estes Express Lines
Memberships, etc.: Allgood City
Council, currently serving
Frances P. Gibbs
Age: 77

Education: Cleveland High School
graduate, 1959, attended UAB
Present job: Retired; former finance
manager, Smith Brothers in Oneonta;
former insurance coordinator for orthopedic surgeon; former clerical staff
member, UAB Dept. of Psychiatry
Memberships, etc.: Blount County-
Oneonta Chamber of Commerce; past
member Blount County Board of
Registrars; former relief postmaster,

Town Council Place 4
Marlin “Moe” Bowman (I)
Age: 54
Education: Oneonta High School
graduate, 1980
Present job: Self employed –
owner/operator Moe’s Auto Repair and
Memberships, etc.: Allgood City
Council, currently serving
Brenda Griffin
Age: 52

Education: Locust Fork High School
graduate, 1982; attended Wallace State
Present job: Retired; former elder care
worker; clerk at Allgood grocery store
Memberships, etc.: Allgood
Missionary Baptist Church

Town Council Place 5
Valra Henderson (I)
Age: 66

Education: Locust Fork High School
graduate, 1968; Licensed Practical Nurse
certificate from Wallace State, 1994
Present job: Part-time caregiver for
Memberships, etc.: Valley Grove
Baptist Church; appointed Blount
County liaison with Alabama Relatives as

Parents Program (RAPP); treasurer of
LPN class of 1994
Crystal Thomason
Age: 34
Education: Appalachian High School
graduate, 2000.
Present job: Self-employed co-owner
and co-operator of Alabama Utility
Protection Services (AUPS) LLC
Memberships, etc.: Alabama 811 Call
Before You Dig Association
Michael L. Glass (I)
Age: 61
Education: Jacksonville High School
graduate, 1972; certification in electronics and air conditioning service from
Wallace State, 1982 and 1986 respectively
Present job: Shop manager, Voight-
Abernathy Sales Corporation (chemical
engineering company)
Memberships, etc.: 101st Airborne
Association, U. S. Army; American
Legion/VFW; Masonic Lodge; Shriners
Zamora Temple
Rex Weaver
Age: 71
Education: Banks High School graduate, 1962; attended Samford University
Present job: Retired; former career in
transportation management; former
owner/operator of courier service, retiring in 2012
Memberships, etc.: Fowler Springs
Baptist Church; Blount County- Oneonta
Chamber of Commerce Board of
Directors member representing

Town Council Place 3
Morris Winnett (I)
Age: 75
Education: Warrior High School, 1959;
attended Wallace State
Present job: Retired; formerly worked
at Taft Coal Company in Oakman and as
a millwright at U.S. Pipe in Birmingham
Memberships, etc.: President for 11
years of Warrior Lion’s Club; deacon at
Crossroads Baptist Church
Mark Staton
Age: 31
Education: Attended Cleveland High
School; associates degrees in criminal
justice – forensic investigation and criminal justice – law enforcment from
Wallace State, 2015; currently pursuing
bachelor’s degree in criminal justice
Present job: Hayden School Resource
Officer; Sheriff’s deputy since 2005
Memberships, etc.: NA

Curtis Painter (I)
Age: 84
Education: Susan Moore graduate,
Present job: Full-time mayor; retired,
lifelong brickmason
Memberships, etc.: Town
of Snead mayor, currently

serving; member Restoration Assembly
of God, Blountsville
LaShone Price
Age: 43
Education: Susan Moore graduate,
1992; Wallace State/Jefferson State, associates degree in Mortuary Science and
Present job: Alabama licensed funeral
home director; owner of three companies: Price Family Funeral Homes, Snead
Funeral Home, and Snead Monument
Memberships, etc.: Blount County-
Oneonta Chamber of Commerce:
Alabama Funeral Director’s Association;
Funeral Trust of Alabama; Alabama
Funeral Service
Charles Sanders
Age: 56
Education: Attended Cleveland High
School; automotive technology certifica
tion from Wallace State, 1981
Present job: Owner and operator of
C&J Auto Repair in Snead
Memberships, etc.: Former two-term
Snead Town Council member and mayor
pro tem
Mark Spradlin
Age: 44
Education: Susan Moore High School
graduate, 1990.
Present job: Disabled
Memberships, etc.: NA

Council Place 5:
Sherry Allred Kent
Age: 45
Education: Susan Moore High School,
1989; EMT certificate from Gadsden
State, Community College, 2001
Present job: Store co-manager,
Oneonta Walmart
Memberships, etc: Member/treasurer
Blount County Republican Party, executive committee; Harmony Missionary
Baptist Church member; former volunteer Altoona Fire and Rescue
Ann Garrison Sullins
Age: 49
Education: Susan Moore High school
graduate, 1983; LPN certificate from
Wallace State and computer science certificate from Gadsden State
Present job: Manager, Jimmy’s Body
Shop and Wrecker Service
Memberships, etc.: Grace Baptist
Church member
Dwight Trey Christian
Age: 25
Present job: Co-owner, Master’s
Enterprises/Snead Trading Post
Education: Susan Moore, 2009; bachelor’s degree with major in computer
information systems, minor in business
from Jacksonville State, 2015.
Memberships, etc.: Jacksonville State
University Alumni Association; National
Rifle Association