Obituaries

Vernell Hill Little

VERNELL HILL LITTLE, 95, of the Royal Community, passed away Jan. 8, 2022, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She loved spending time with her family. Preceding her in death were her father Lecil Dean Hill, mother Daisy Francis Crowell Hill, and husband William V. “Bill” Little. She leaves behind her son Gary Little (Kathy); daughter Janice Murphy (Dale); grandchildren Susan […]

Herbert Lamar Massey

HERBERT LAMAR MASSEY, 83, Oneonta, passed away Jan. 7, 2022. He received a BS degree from Jacksonville University. Preceding him in death were his son Devin Lamar Massey, father Willie Mac Massey, mother Doris Eden Massey, brothers William “Bill” Massey and Kenneth Massey, and sister Linda Massey Tidwell. He leaves behind his wife Charlotte Gardner Massey; son Mac Massey (Laquanna); […]

Lavanda Ann Nelson

LAVADA ANN NELSON, 79, Blountsville, died Jan. 13, 2022, at the residence. Born June 24, 1942, she is predeceased by parents Harvey and Ella Mae Corbin, daughter Margaret Mae Nelson, and siblings Randolph Corbin, Lois Bullard, Izona Rainwater, and Alice Bullard. Surviving are children Glenda (Eddie) Forster, Ricky (Brenda) Nelson, Merriann (Kevin) Johnston, Kenneth (Deborah) Nelson, Margaret Denney, James (Michelle) […]

David Monroe Ratchford

DAVID MONROE RATCHFORD, 58, Oneonta, died Jan. 6, 2022. A memorial service will be announced at a later date with Lemley Crematory directing. You must be an online subscriber to view this story – Please login below or purchase a subscription. The full version of this story will be available to all readers after 1 week. Full versions of news stories […]

Martin ‘Marty’ Van Sargent

MARTIN ‘MARTY’ VAN SARGENT, 65, Hayden, died Jan. 14, 2022. He loved his family and music and enjoyed working with his tractors and doing farm work. Predeceasing him was father James Dillon Sargent. Surviving are wife Lanita Lynne Hurst Sargent; son Marty Brian (Nikki) Sargent; mother Gailya Graves Sargent; stepmother Shirley Crump Sargent; mother-in-law Betty Tanksley Hurst; stepchildren Courtnay Cheyanne […]

Andrew Jackson ‘Papa Jack’ Whittington

ANDREW JACKSON ‘PAPA JACK’ WHITTINGTON, 76, Straight Mountain, passed away Jan. 13, 2022, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Preceding him in death were his wife Connie Beatty Whittington; parents Andrew and Nell Henderson Whittington; brothers Joe Whittington and wife Pat Whittington, Randy Whttington and wife Carol Whittington, Ricky Whittington, Robert “Bob” Whittington, and James Orben Whittington; sister Linda Morton; and […]

Janet Fox Heaton

JANET FOX HEATON, 63, Altoona, died Jan. 3, 2022, at the residence. Predeceasing her were father Luther Clinton “L.C.” Fox, mother Sara Lou “Sadie” Dickie Fox, brother Dickie Fox, aunt Jerry Dickie, and niece Amie Fox. Surviving are husband Robert Armstrong; son Caleb Heaton; sisters Peggy Vinson, Judy Miller; nieces Regina (Luis) Alfaro, Jennifer Burke; great-nieces Brandi Sivley, Alicia (Edgar) […]

James Whitis ‘Whit’ Langner

JAMES WHITIS ‘WHIT’ LANGNER, 37, Oneonta, passed away Dec. 30, 2021, in Irondale. Preceding him in death were his father James Scott Langner, grandfather James Earl Langner, grandfather Louie Whitis, and grandmother Ena Whitis. He leaves behind his wife Brandy Falkner Langner; daughters Peyton Roberson (Wyatt), Lillian Savannah, and Daphne Sophia; son Shepherd Whitis; mother Rebecca Whitis Langner; grandmother Ann […]

Hugh Brown Moore

HUGH BROWN MOORE passed away Jan. 1, 2022. Born Aug. 17, 1943, he was preceded in death by his parents Esther McCay Moore and Hugh Moore, brother Vernon “Sad” Moore, and his beloved son Scott, who was always in his heart and soul. Brown graduated from Locust Fork High School in 1961. He married his high school sweetheart Kay Reid, […]

Vance Ross Morton

VANCE ROSS MORTON, known as “Bubba” to those closest to him, passed away peacefully at his home Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, at the age of 91. He was born in Oneonta to Ollie Miles and Mattie Shaddix Morton on June 7, 1930. In addition to his parents, Vance is preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Martha […]


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