Obituaries

Rita Walker Miles

RITA WALKER MILES, 68, Oneonta, died Dec. 20, 2018. The eldest grandchild of Noah and Cleo Gilbreath and a 1968 A-honor-roll graduate of Oneonta High School, she also attended Gulf Park School in Biloxi, Miss. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Oneonta and the Stogie Club, and was employed for over 12 years with Dillard Paper Company […]

Patricia ‘Starr’ Needham

PATRICIA ‘STARR’ NEEDHAM, 70, Blountsville, died Dec. 22, 2018. Memorial services will be held at a later time. Holly Pond Funeral Home directing.

Marcia Anne Vaughan

MARCIA ANNE VAUGHAN, 61, Oneonta, died Dec. 23, 2018, at the residence. She was a veteran of the U.S. Army, a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, and retired from the Blount County Department of Human Resources. Predeceasing here were parents Tom and Juanita Vaughan and brother Thomas Michael Vaughan. Surviving are brother John Mark (Debbie) Vaughan; uncle Bill […]

Benjamin Edward Weaver

BENJAMIN EDWARD WEAVER, 88, Pell City, formerly of Oneonta, died Dec. 18, 2018, at the residence. He served in the U.S. Army from 1947 through 1951, followed by 10 years of service in the National Guard. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Oneonta and Eden Westside Baptist Church in Pell City. He was an avid outdoorsman and […]

Norma Rae Garrett

NORMA RAE GARRETT, 82, Springville, died Dec. 17, 2018. She attended Straight Mountain Mennonite Church and was employed as a surgery technician in the medical field. Predeceasing her were parents L.Z. Rives and Ethel Rives Burgett, husband Elbert Garrett, four siblings. Surviving are children William (Kay) Garrett, Linda J. Blackmon, Alesia Marleen (Ricky) Moody; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; […]

Betty Ann Farr Hullett

BETTY ANN FARR HULLETT, 80, Oneonta, died Dec. 17, 2018. Predeceasing her were parents Hub and Maude Johnson Farr and brother John Farr. Surviving are husband Melvin Hullett; children Melvin Glen (Barbara) Hullett, Deborah Ann Hullett Summers, Jeffery Dawayne Hullett; grandchildren Stephen (Holly) Summers, Ashley (Jay) Bearden, Allison Hullett; great-grandchildren Abigail, Annabelle, Atticus; brother Reginald “Doodle” Farr. Bob Bryant officiated […]

Linda Gail Phillips

LINDA GAIL PHILLIPS, 80, Straight Mountain community, passed away Dec. 3, 2018, of natural causes at her home. She was born in Blount County on Oct. 20, 1938, and lived in Blount County most of her life. She is predeceased by parents Jim Logan and Mable Posey Logan, husband Edward A. Phillips, daughter Carolyn, son Carlton Lee, sisters Nell Tankersley, […]


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