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Rufus Alexander

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

RUFUS ALEXANDER was born on July 27, 1932, to the late Rufus Alexander Sr. and Bessie Shields. Rufus was rewarded eternal peace and rest by his Lord and Savior at St. Vincent’s East at 12 noon on Nov. 7, 2020. He was preceded in death by his sisters Marie Buckingham and Mary Hester and his brother James Edward Alexander. Rufus […]

Adam Clark Bauer

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

ADAM CLARK BAUER, 34, Cleveland, died Nov. 19, 2020. The family received friends at Lemley Funeral Home Nov. 24. Cremation followed.

Betty Lou Bullard

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

BETTY LOU BULLARD, 91, Blountsville, died Nov. 21, 2020, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. She was born Nov. 11, 1929, to the late Eunice and Bertha Dingler Massey. She is also predeceased by husband Elmer Cosby “Cobb” Bullard, sons James Bullard and Robert Bullard, and grandsons Jeremy Bullard, Logan Bullard, and Jerome Sanders. Surviving are children Linda (Gary) Sanders, Nancy […]

Norma Jean Gilliland Collier

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

NORMA JEAN GILLILAND COLLIER, 92, Cleveland, died Nov. 21, 2020, at Diversicare of Oneonta. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland and enjoyed gardening and working in her yard. Predeceasing her were parents Dewey and Jennie Gilliland, husband Drew Collier, brother Charles Gilliland, and niece Brenda Webster. Surviving are nephews Carlton (Carolyn) Gilliland and Charles “Chuck” […]

Wayne Ellis

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

WAYNE ELLIS passed away early Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2020, at a Birmingham hospital. Wayne was a man who loved his family; his church, Pine Grove Missionary Baptist; his friends; and his community. Sports was a favorite pastime, whether it was Alabama football, CHS sports, or the teams he coached when his children were younger, then later supporting his grandchildren […]

Arvil Harris

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

ARVIL HARRIS, 90, Oneonta, died Nov. 20, 2020, at Diversicare of Oneonta. The family chose cremation and there will be no further arrangements announced. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

Nadine Robertson Hudson

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

NADINE ROBERTSON HUDSON, 80, Oneonta, died Nov. 29, 2020, at Diversicare of Oneonta. Predeceasing her were parents Herman and Bessie Blackwood Robertson, brother James Kenneth “Chigger” Robertson, and granddaughter Ashley Nicole Tinsley. Surviving are daughters Tammy Hudson Tinsley, Tonya (Brian) Gearhart; grandchildren Holly René Tinsley (Samuel) Mize, Nicholas Hudson Tinsley; great-grandchild Ashleigh Grace J. Tinsley; siblings Alfred “Jim” (Marie) Robertson, […]

Bain Kent

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

BAIN KENT, 88, Oneonta, died Nov. 28, 2020, at UAB Hospital. Predeceasing him was wife Jean Kent. Surviving are sons Tommy (Celia) Kent, Barry (Kristi) Kent; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Janice Kent; special friend Helen Ellison. The family held a private celebration of life service Dec. 2. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

James Michael ‘Mike’ Mills

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

JAMES MICHAEL ‘MIKE’ MILLS, 72, Oneonta, died Nov. 22, 2020. Predeceasing him were parents Robert Woodrow and Betty Lou Allred Mills. Surviving are children Michael Scott Mills Sr., Christy Kaye Hollis; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Phil S. (Deborah) Mills, Charles L. (Theresa) Mills, Robert G. (Laurie) Mills; a host of nieces and nephews. James “Jimbo” Sims officiated the noon […]

J.D. Moss

By The Blount Countian Staff | December 02, 2020

J.D. MOSS, 84, Oneonta, died Nov. 29, 2020, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. He was a deacon at Fairview Baptist Church for more than 40 years. Predeceasing him were parents William and Arrettie Baldwin Moss; son Jeffery David Moss; brothers George Moss, Wayne Moss, Ray Moss, and Glenn Moss; and sister Eva Jean Moss. Surviving are wife Jewanda Reeves Moss; […]