Obituaries

Betty Dean Lowe Davis

BETTY DEAN LOWE DAVIS, 82, Oneonta, died Nov. 16, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. Ricky Thacker officiated the 2 p.m. service held Nov. 19 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Blount Memory Cemetery. You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of this […]

Martha Ann Blackwood Hudson

MARTHA ANN BLACKWOOD HUDSON of Cleveland passed away at her house surrounded by her family on Nov. 12, 2021, at the age of 88. Martha Ann had courageously battled Parkinson’s disease for years prior to her death. Her family and friends were amazed at her will and determination in the fight against this cruel disease. She was a 1951 graduate […]

Edward J. Laughlin

EDWARD J. LAUGHLIN, 87, Snead, died Nov. 15, 2021, at Shepherd’s Cove Hospice, Albertville. Predeceasing him were daughter Sherri Ann Laughlin Ashley, parents Elmo and Golden Wright Laughlin, and sister Elizabeth Laughlin Talley. Surviving are wife of 65 years Mary Ann Jackson Laughlin; grandsons Chad Thompson, Brandon (Emily) Thompson; great-grandchildren Melanie Anne Thompson, Blake Edward Thompson, Ella Thompson; brother Roy […]

Donny Putman

DONNY PUTMAN, 72, Oneonta, died Nov. 10, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Fourth Infantry Division. Surviving are wife of 53 years Deborah Staton Putman; son Donny Brian Putman; grandson Collin Drake Putman. Ricky Thacker officiated the 1 p.m. service held Nov. 18 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at […]

Mildred Gladden Champion

MILDRED GLADDEN CHAMPION, 85, Oneonta, died Nov. 5, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. Shane Bryson officiated the 1 p.m. graveside service held Nov. 10 at Antioch Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home directed.

Barbar Gargus Collum

BARBARA GARGUS COLLUM, 85, Oneonta, died Nov. 12, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. A 1955 graduate of Oneonta High School, she graduated from Wallace State nursing program with her daughter in 1985 and was employed at UAB until retirement. She was a lifelong member of Oneonta First Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, music, word puzzles, gardening, and the Auburn Tigers. […]

Gerald Dwight Hartley

GERALD DWIGHT HARTLEY, 57, Altoona, died Nov. 6, 2021, at Grandview Medical Center. He was dedicated in law enforcement and worked with Buckner Trailers. Predeceasing him were mother Catherine Roush Hartley, father Gerald Hartley, and sister Carolyn Mooney. Surviving are wife of 35 years Kathy Bromley Hartley; children Kimberly “Piglet” Hartley, Justin “Tman” (Breanna) Hartley; grandsons Davien Hartley, Averyn Hartley; […]

Donald Shirley Lambert

DONALD SHIRLEY LAMBERT, Oneonta, died Nov. 12, 2021, at the residence. He was a member of Zamora Shrine and Oneonta Masonic Lodge 324. He retired after 42 years of service as a district engineer with the Alabama Department of Transportation. Predeceasing him were parents Shirley and Wilma Nash Lambert and siblings Bobby Lambert and Shirlene Todd. Surviving are wife Janette […]

Gailia Kelley Daily

GAILIA KELLEY DAILY, 92, Straight Mountain, passed away Nov. 6, 2021. She was a longtime member of Oneonta First Baptist Church. Preceding her in death were her husband Travis E. Daily, to whom she was married for 56 years. Also preceding her in death were her son Bobby D. Daily, two sisters, and three brothers. She leaves behind her daughter […]

Eldred ‘Mack’ Griffin

ELDRED ‘MACK’ GRIFFIN, 94, Oneonta, died Nov. 4, 2021, at the residence. He was stationed in Juneau, Alaska, during World War II; he also served during the Korean War. He attended Green’s Chapel Church for more than 60 years and was a member of Chaney’s Chapel Church in Jackson County. He retired from U.S. Steel in 1980. He was an […]


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