Obituaries

Gary Steven Awtrey

GARY STEVEN AWTREY, 82, Cleveland, died Jan. 6, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He enjoyed fishing and taking walks and was an avid Alabama fan. Predeceasing him were parents Henry Bolin and Leta Aretha Awtrey, an infant sister, and siblings Andrew Awtrey, Jimmy Awtrey, Grant Awtrey, Willis Awtrey, and Barbara Champion. Surviving are niece Anita (Joey) Sanders and […]

Jewell Tolbert Brothers

JEWELL TOLBERT BROTHERS, 97, Oneonta, died Jan. 3, 2021, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice in Albertville. Born May 13, 1923, she was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church. Predeceasing her were husbands Dauthon A. Brothers and R.J. Loggins, parents John Thomas and Virtrue Tolbert, son Gaylon D. Brothers, and siblings Rev. Ivy Tolbert, Dorothy Tolbert Gilmore, and Shirley Tolbert Stagg. […]

Johnny Devaney

JOHNNY DEVANEY, 71, Altoona, died Jan. 4, 2021. He was a hard working man, an avid golfer, and a member of the Heritage Golf Course. Predeceasing him were parents Clarence and Margaret Haynes Devaney and siblings Huey Devaney, Jimmy Devaney, and Dian Devaney. Surviving are wife of 50 years Brenda Green Devaney; children Brent (Cindy) Devaney, Brandi Buzbee; five grandchildren; […]

Lawrence Edwin Doughty

LAWRENCE EDWIN DOUGHTY, 85, Birmingham, died Dec. 31, 2020, at DCH Hospital in Tuscaloosa. Born Feb. 15, 1935, in Pickens County, he was a graduate of Bessemer High School and never missed Sunday school until he left for college. He earned a BS, MS, and PhD in civil engineering from The University of Alabama where he was a member of […]

Doris Alene Duffey

DORIS ALENE DUFFEY, 96, Cleveland, died Jan. 2, 2021, at the residence. She loved watching Westerns (especially John Wayne), Perry Mason, and other classic television shows and enjoyed going to the Locust Fork Senior Center. Predeceasing her were husband Louis Albert Duffey Jr. and parents John Henry and Mattie Irene Bibby White. Surviving are children Louis Wayne Duffey, Lynda Williams, […]

Peggy Ann Elliott

PEGGY ANN ELLIOTT, 73, Oneonta, died Dec. 31, 2020, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and retired from Walmart after 40 years of service. Predeceasing her were husband Cobbie Lee Elliott, parents Billy Joe and Geraldine Kyle, and siblings Gary Kyle and Loretta Brown. Surviving are sons Charles Elliott, David Elliott; four […]

Richard Edward Givens

RICHARD EDWARD GIVENS, 47, Ensley, died Jan. 6, 2021. His favorite hobbies were fishing and old cars. Predeceasing him were grandmothers Adeline Riha and Mary Myrtle Hann. Surviving are father James E. Givens; mother Mary Caroline Butts; siblings Pam (Tim) Johns, Martha (Danny Lynn) Thomas, John Henry Givens. The family will have a private memorial service at a later time. […]

Jimmy Doyle Glass

JIMMY DOYLE GLASS, 86, Attalla, better known to friends and family as “Buss,” passed away Jan. 4, 2021, at TLC Nursing Center. Born and raised in Blount County, he later moved to Etowah County. Mr. Glass worked many years as a backhoe operator before retiring. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. He was a longtime member […]

Edgar Lee Green

EDGAR LEE GREEN, 83, Blountsville, died Jan. 6, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Joel Johnson officiated the 3 p.m. service held Jan. 10 at High Rock Church. Burial followed at High Rock Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed. You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of […]

Gary Eugene Layfield

GARY EUGENE LAYFIELD passed away Saturday, Jan. 2, 2021, at the age of 70. Known by most as “Shag,” he gained the nickname from his teenage years of long hair, fast cars, and loud drums in his band, The Invaders. Shag spent his life in Blount County as a fast talking auctioneer bringing hundreds of cars a week to the […]


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