OBITUARIES




The Blount Countian generally does not publish obituaries unless the deceased have direct connections to this county. If your relative’s obit did not appear in the paper, that is probably the reason.

CHARLIE EDWARD COOK, 88, of Locust Fork, died March 27, 2009, at St. Vincent’s East. A native of Alabama, he was the son of the late Arthur and Mae Cook. He had been employed as a foreman for Stewart Machine Company and had been a Mason and Shriner for over 50 years.

Surviving are his wife Madie Holt Cook; stepsons Danny Blackwood, Jimmy (Marylin) Blackwood, and Barney (Lisa) Blackwood; stepdaughters Susan (Randy) Self and Cindy (Michael) McCay; 10 grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister Mae Rice; nephew Tommy Summerford; niece Carolyn Dunn.

Daryl Holt officiated services March 30 at 11 a.m. at Lemley Chapel with interment following at Jefferson Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Neil Holt, Michael Blackwood, Randy Self, Michael McCay, Matthew McCay, and Ronnie Daily. Honorary pallbearer was Bill Holt.

MARY LEE VAUGHN HOLLOWAY, 88, of the Selfville community, died March 28, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Blount. She was a native of Alabama and the daughter of the late James and Maude Hallman Vaughn. Others predeceasing her were husband Henry Dalton Holloway; son Robert Gary Holloway; daughter Teresa Leigh Hitt; grandsons Donald Ray Holloway Jr. and Henry Blau (Scott) McDermott Jr.

Surviving are children Donald (Mary) Holloway of Selfville, Gail Sivley of Cleveland, Caroline (Richard) Riggins of Gardendale, Sue (Larry) Cleghorn of Selfville, Vickie Jimmerson Daniel of Trussville, Cathy (Charles) Dabbs of Hueytown, Allen (Cindy) Holloway of Trussville, and Priscilla Hazelrig of Cleveland; brothers James Kelly Vaughn of Tuscaloosa and Gerald Ray Vaughn of Florida; sister Jean Loggins of Pell City; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; eight greatgreat grandchildren.

Steve Davis officiated services Tuesday, March 31, at 11 a.m. at Lemley Chapel with interment following at Bethlehem Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers and honorary pallbearers.

WILLIAM “JACK” LOGAN, 70, of Mt. Dora, Fla., died March 23, 2009, at Legacy Health & Rehab. He was a native of Blount County and son of the late Bice and Joy Blackmon Logan. A former resident of Oneonta, he worked 39 years as a marketing representative with Southern Natural Gas.

Surviving are son Craig Logan of Oneonta; granddaughter Anna Logan; sister Mary Ellen (Jimmy) Ledbetter of Oneonta; nieces Kathi Glaze and Kelli Roberts; nephew Mike Ledbetter; special friend and companion Janet Ann Howard.

Scott Howard officiated services March 26, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Lemley Chapel. Burial followed at Remlap Methodist Cemetery. Pallbearers were Bob White, Darryl Ray, Johnny Griffin, Everett Tidwell, Wayne Gargus, and Larry Phillips. Honorary pallbearer was Bob Fraschieur.

KATHLEEN B. McCULLOUGH, 91, of Cleveland, died March 28, 2009, at Arab Golden Living Center. An Alabama native, she was the daughter of the late James Elbert and Anna Elizabeth Horton Blackwood and the widow of Herman D. McCullough. She taught second grade at Cleveland for 38 years and was a member of Cleveland Baptist Church. Predeceasing her besides her husband and parents were brothers James Verbon Blackwood, Osco Carmel Blackwood, and Lesco Marion Blackwood.

Surviving are son Jerry D. (Teresa) McCullough of Blountsville; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters Maezel Blackwood Tidwell of Foley and Kokoa Ann Blackwood (Dennis) Gallman of Birmingham.

Randy Mahaffey and Rick Dill officiated services Monday, March 30, at 2 p.m. at Lemley Chapel with interment following at Dailey’s Chapel Cemetery, Rosa. Pallbearers were Chris Norris, Scott Jaye, Jeff Jaye, Steve Pass, Randy Lawson, and Patrick Jacobs.

DOROTHY MOZELL McNAIR, 79, died March 24, 2009, at her residence in Oneonta. Born in Georgia, she was the daughter of the late William and Katie Berry Power. She had worked as a seamstress. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by husband George William McNair.

Surviving are daughter Peggy (Timothy) Welch of Oneonta; grandchldren Monica (Don) Gudzdiol of Florida, Scott Wilson of Hayden, Sandra Wright of Trussville, Wanda (James) Gibson of Locust Fork, and Brandy Lewis of Oneonta; brother Charles B. (Carlene) Power of Florida; eight great-grandchildren; one greatgreat grandchild.

Ed Hollis officiated services Friday, March 27, at 2 p.m. at Lemley Chapel. Interment was at Mauldin Cemetery.

PENTIE ALLEN NATION, 73, died March 25, 2009, at Highland Medical Center in Scottsboro. He had been a lifelong resident of Oneonta until going to Scottsboro in recent months to be near his sister. A member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, he graduated from Oneonta High School in 1955 and worked as a technician for the telephone company. His parents, Stephen Gustavus and Estelle Horton Nation, predeceased him.

Surviving are sister Karen (James G.) Hembree of Section; brother Steve E. “Bo” Nation of Dalesville; nieces Andrea (Glenn) Dudley, Teresa (Mark) Goodman, Gay (Derrell) Massey, and Camille (Walt) Wright; nephews Mark Nation and Gus (Jennifer)Hembree.

Ed Self and David Lee officiated services Sunday, March 29, at 2 p.m. at Valley Chapel Funeral Home with interment following at Oak Hill Cemetery. Brandon Massey, Greg Massey, John Wright, and Austin Wright were pallbearers.

BILLIE JO PEARSON, 78, of Allgood, died March 27, 2009, at St. Vincent’s Blount. The Blount native was the daughter of the late William Barnett and Ella Frazier Tidwell. She had worked in retail sales. Predeceasing her in addition to her parents were husband Jessie L. Pearson Jr. and grandson Kevin Faulkner.

Surviving are children David Pearson, Sue Ann Pearson (Melvin) White, and Mary Rebecca Pearson (Edwin) Wilson; grandchildren Sonya Pearson (Tracy) Massey, Tommy Pearson, Angela (Jimmy) Todd, Amanda (Charles) Garrett, Tamica (Jeff) Stewart, Shannon (Matthew) Hollingsworth, and Linda (Tavo) Castillanus; great-grandchildren Lauren Baswell, Spencer Baswell, Caleb Hollingsworth, Ashley Hollingsworth, Myra Shae Faulkner, Kyrie Vela Stewart, Kyle Williams, Mark Preston Williams, Delynn Williams, Derrick Tawbush, Terry Todd, and Jessica Todd; brothers-in-law James (Martha) Pearson and Jerry Bailey; sister-in-law Wanda Little.

Norman Putman officiated services Sunday, March 29, at 11 a.m. from Lemley Chapel. Interment was at Tidwell Cemetery in Allgood.

FENTON HEART RYAN, 84, of Oneonta, died March 28, 2009, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. The Blount County native was the son of the late James Kinner and Buna Morton Ryan. He owned and operated Ryan Oil Company from 1553-1994, worked at Liberty National for 13 years, and was also employed by L & N Railroad. He served with the U.S. Navy and was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife Odell Davis Ryan; sons Dan (Juana) Ryan of Kennesaw, Ga., and Patrick Ryan of Jacksonville; grandchildren James and Brandon Ryan of Kennesaw, Ga.; brother Bill (Maxine) Ryan of Straight Mountain.

Dwight Kidd officiated services Monday, March 30, at 4 p.m. at Mountain Chapel United Methodist Church. Burial was at Oak Hill Cemetery with Lemley Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers were Johnny Tidwell, Steve Morton, Dennis Nix, Bob Tidwell, Verlon Tipton, and Dan Blythe.

WILLIAM CHARLIE WHITE, infant son of Scott and Robin Brooks White of Oneonta (Friday’s Crossing community), was born and died March 25, 2009. He was predeceased by grandfathers Sherman M. “Papa Bear” White and Harry “Pops” Brooks.

Surviving besides the parents are sisters and brothers Taylor, Tucker, Cooper, Cullen, Chandler-May, and Joseph White, all of Friday’s Crossing; grandparents Mona Lewis of Friday’s Crossing and Pat and Jerry Meade of Hueytown; great-grandmothers Anna-Mae White of Oneonta and Thelma A. Lewis of Friday’s Crossing; aunts Julie White of Moody, Ann Gregory of Calera, and Regina Lovvorn of Talladega; uncle Jason Brooks of Ashville.

Ted Phillips officiated graveside services Sunday, March 29, at 4 p.m. at White Family Cemetery at Friday’s Crossing. Family members were pallbearers. Snead Funeral Home directed.