Obituaries

Sherrill Swann

SHERRILL SWANN, 75, Rainbow City, formerly of Cleveland, died Feb. 6, 2021, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Born Jan. 27, 1946, he served in the U.S. National Guard during the Vietnam War and was a member of Meadow Brook Baptist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Joseph Eugen and Lillian Copeland Swann. Surviving are sons Jodey (Lynne) Swann, Jeffry (Julie) Swann; […]

Ann R. Vaughn

ANN R. VAUGHN, 83, Cleveland, died Feb. 9, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. Known as “Granny” to children in her community, she loved exploring country back roads with her daughter. Predeceasing her were parents Joel T. and Anne Mae Creel Robbins; husband Clyde Vaughn Sr.; brothers J.T. Robbins II, Leon Robbins, and Harold Robbins; daughter Ramona St. John; and […]

Kristi Adams

KRISTI ADAMS, 45, Blountsville, died Jan. 31, 2021, at UAB Medical Center. Born Oct. 30, 1975, she was a 1994 graduate of J.B. Pennington High School and earned an associate degree in business from Snead State Community College. She was ACCESS facilitator at J.B. Pennington. Predeceasing her were father Larry Newman. Surviving are husband of 24 years Heath Adams; daughters […]

John L. Bodine Sr.

JOHN L. BODINE SR., 88, Oneonta, died Feb. 1, 2021, at the residence. Predeceasing him were mother Susan Kirkland Bodine Baugh, father Albert Bodine, son Roy Gene Blackwood Jr., grandson Michael Clem, and siblings Raymond Bodine, Earl Bodine, Jan Taylor, and Betty Keely. Surviving are wife Virginia Vargas Bodine; children Joyce (William) Yancey, Shelia Netherton, Barbie (Bobby) Jolly, Doris Clem, […]

Docia Geneva Blythe

DOCIA GENEVA BLYTHE, 76, Springville, died Feb. 1, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. She was a member of Fairview Baptist Church. Predeceasing her were parents Samuel Lloyd and Artie Ibis Forsyth Blythe and brothers Samuel Arnold Blythe, Paul Blythe, and Melvin Blythe. Surviving are siblings Mavis Blythe, Thomas (Gladys) Blythe; a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Thomas […]

Judith G. Chastain

JUDITH G. CHASTAIN, 81, Hayden, died Jan. 19, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Downtown. She attended Austin Creek Baptist Church and enjoyed puzzles and crosswords. She never met a stranger, loved to laugh and eat potato chips, and was an avid Auburn fan. Predeceasing her were husband Edgar Chastain, son Tom Chastain, sister Elaine “Laney” Williamson, daughter-in-law Pam Chastain, and parents […]

Michael Edward Criswell

MICHAEL EDWARD CRISWELL, 65, Susan Moore, died Jan. 26, 2021, at the residence. He had a law practice in Snead prior to becoming Blount County Circuit Clerk for 26 years before retirement. Predeceasing him were father Billie Keith Criswell and sister Baby Eugenia Criswell. Surviving are wife Lori Criswell; children Bradley Dunn, Will Criswell, Stephen (Korie) Hendrix, Margaret Criswell; mother […]

Joy Michelle Eakes

JOY MICHELLE EAKES, 52, Horton, died Feb. 5, 2021, at Marshall Medical Center South. Predeceasing her were daughter Tosha LaShea Eakes, parents Shelton Leon and Brenda Faye Johnson Amos, and brother Ronald Lane Garner. Surviving are husband Wayne Eakes; sons Cody Lynn Lett, Sean Michael Lett; three grandchildren; siblings Jeff (Tammy) Amos, Lisa Braswell; a host of extended family and […]

Annie Jo Earl

ANNIE JO EARL, 77, Blountsville, died Jan. 8, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. Born April 14, 1943, she worked for many years for Humphries Farm and Turf Supply and had volunteered at Hope House for several years. Predeceasing her were parents Iva and Eula Adams and five siblings. Surviving are children Michael (Sarah) Earl, Donna Earl, Angie (Steve) McAnally, […]

Betty Irene Box Gilliland

BETTY IRENE BOX GILLILAND, 95, Oneonta, died Feb. 3, 2021. She was a member of Robin Hill Missionary Baptist Church and enjoyed reading, cooking, decoration time, and spending time with her family. Predeceasing her were husband Wiley Gilliland, parents Millie and Lela Whited Box, and five siblings. Surviving are children Helen (Leon) Tucker, Terry (Shelia Gilliland), Vanessa (Jim) Tann, Andrea […]


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