Obituaries

Howard Clayton Amason

HOWARD CLAYTON AMASON, 85, Oneonta, passed away July 24, 2020, after a short battle with cancer. Howard was born July 17, 1935, to Cecil and Lucille Amason in Birmingham. He grew up in Republic and joined the U.S. Navy. He served in the Korean Conflict War from 1952 -1956. After leaving the Navy, he served at the U.S. Postal Service […]

Edward Wade Bartee

EDWARD WADE BARTEE, 65, Oneonta, died July 23, 2020. A celebration of life service will be held Aug. 1, at 3 p.m, at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. 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 […]

Sharon Espinosa

SHARON ESPINOSA, 49, Blountsville, died July 19, 2020. She was a loving wife and enjoyed taking care of those in need. Surviving are husband of 27 years Anselmo Espinosa; stepsons Victor Espinosa, Jose Luis Espinosa, Martin Ulises Espinosa; parents David and Sue Rhodes Sanders; siblings Joey and Annita Sanders, Linda Sanders, Danny and Vicky Sanders, Tessy and Genaro Moctezuma, Anna […]

Barbara Fowler Green

BARBARA FOWLER GREEN, 82, Oneonta, died July 19, 2020. She was a retired registered nurse and was of the Baptist faith. Predeceasing her were parents Earley “Polly” Sr. and Ila Stisher Fowler and siblings Earley Fowler Jr., Wayne “Polly” Fowler, and Betty Herring. Surviving are husband of 58 years James Wesley Green; children Beth (Raymond) Adams, Beverly (Jeff) Masters, Michael […]

Cahrles King

CHARLES KING After a life well lived, Charles Elwyn “Ebb” King, peacefully passed away July 21, 2020, at his home on Berry Mountain near Oneonta. He was 81 years of age. Charles was born in Blount County on Sept. 8, 1938, to the late James Nathaniel and Edna Camille Ritchie King. He was a 1956 graduate of Cleveland High School […]

Margie Ann Self

MARGIE ANN SELF, 80, Cullman, died July 19, 2020, at Cullman Health Care Center. She worked in the mental health field and enjoyed writing songs and poems and flower gardening. Predeceasing her were parents George E. Self and Ollie B. Nash and father of her children Dean Maynor. Surviving are children Patricia (Stuart) Barrett, Keith (Jackie) Maynor, Arlene Maynor; grandchildren […]

Rebecca ‘Becky’ Brown West

REBECCA ‘BECKY’ BROWN WEST, 80, Oneonta, died July 15, 2020. She was a member of Union Hill Baptist Church and entering her 44th year as a court specialist magistrate for the Blount County Circuit Court. Predeceasing her were husband Herman Jefferson West, grandson Jason Dutton, parents Chalmus and Hazel Cole Brown. Surviving are children Donna Dutton, Jeffery (Connie) West, Lynn […]

Ralph Oliver Young Sr.

RALPH OLIVER YOUNG SR., 81, Berry Mountain, died July 17, 2020. He was a 1956 graduate of Oneonta High School and a member of Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from O’Neal Steel and McMillian Fabrication Works. He was a skilled machinist, electrician, welder, truck driver, and cattleman. Predeceasing him were parents Oliver Claud Young and Blondell Alexander Young […]

Emery Kate Bennett

EMERY KATE BENNETT, 5, Cleveland, died July 10, 2020, at the residence. She loved Mickey Mouse, Frozen, and dressing up as her favorite Disney princesses. She enjoyed playing dolls, swimming, coloring, and getting prizes. She loved her little sister Avery and her dog Opie. Predeceasing her was grandfather Marvin Bennett. Surviving are parents Scott and Shelby Hicks Bennett; sister Avery […]

Mary Ruby Ellison Brown

MARY RUBY ELLISON BROWN, 82, Susan Moore, died July 9, 2020, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. Predeceasing her were husband Aron D. Brown, son-in-law Randy Dunn, grandson-in-law Allen Clowdus, and parents Otis and Tinie Peeples Ellison. Surviving are daughters Cindy (Jim) Prickett, Pattie Dunn, Debbie (Wade) Martin; grandchildren Callie Clowdus (Jeff Ivey), Eric (Stephanie) Prickett, Jake Dunn, Mary Beth Dunn […]


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