Obituaries

Marilyn Love Cain

MARILYN LOVE CAIN, Locust Fork, died March 15, 2021, at the residence. Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home directed.

George Lee Gurganus

GEORGE LEE GURGANUS, 74, Hanceville, died March 25, 2021. Paul Rivers officiated the 1 p.m. service held March 29 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at New Lebanon Cemetery in Blountsville.

Gerald Wayne Marlin

GERALD WAYNE MARLIN, 41, Lakeview, died March 20, 2021. A member of Hendrix Missionary Baptist Church, he enjoyed working on cars and doing mechanical things. Predeceasing him was father Gerald Marlin Sr. Surviving are mother Jennie Watts Marlin; sisters Daphne Billingsley, Amanda Marlin; nephews Tristan Smith, Ashton Hall, Jonathan Meeks Jr.; niece Lillian Meeks. Funeral service was held March 27, […]

William Wade Newman

WILLIAM WADE NEWMAN, 80, Altoona, died March 15, 2021, at the residence. Born in Wheeler, Texas, he served in the U.S. Air Force and was a 25-year veteran of the Panama City (Fla.) Police Department where he retired as a lieutenant. He was president of the Fraternal Order of Police in Oneonta. A deacon at Union Hill Baptist Church, he […]

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Elaine Dale Phillips

SANDRA ‘SANDY’ ELAINE DALE PHILLIPS, 75, Pinson, died March 23, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Al Rosenbloom and Raine Wohlosend officiated the 11 a.m. service held March 27 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Antioch Cemetery.

Donny B. ‘Pete’ Smith

DONNY B. ‘PETE’ SMITH, 66, Arab, died March 24, 2021, at the residence. Born Dec. 29, 1954, in Arab, he was a self-employed carpenter and of the Church of God faith. He pastored at Living Water Ministries in Blountsville for more than 15 years. Predeceasing him were parents William and Hattie Smith and siblings Ollivia Smith, Jerry Smith, Tony Smith, […]

Susan Kay Stephenson

SUSAN KAY STEPHENSON, 61, Jones Chapel Community, died March 21, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital. Predeceasing her were two infant daughters and parents Melbourne and Gwendolyn Wise Hodges. Surviving are children Jessica (Justin) Simmons, Bret (Alicia) Stephenson; grandchildren Braden Stephenson, Graham Simmons, Chloe Stephenson, Lily Simmons; sisters Nancy (Douglas) Simmons, Norma (Lloyd) Arrington, Shirley (Michael) Thomason; Ricky Statham and […]

Jason Michael Boyes

JASON MICHAEL BOYES, age 50, passed away Feb. 5, 2021. Jason was born in Salford, Manchester, United Kingdom, on May 4, 1970. Jason became a resident of Mobile in October 2019. He is survived by his wife Joanna Fallin Boyes; daughters Kaitlyn Ann and Hannah Renee of Mobile; his mother Christine, father Walter, and sister Heather, all of Salford, Manchester, […]

Cleophas Gillispie

CLEOPHAS GILLISPIE, 71, Ashville, died March 17, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Pell City Hospital. Predeceasing him were father Jack Gillispie and siblings Horace Gillispie, Jackie Gillispie, Larry Gillispie, Doris White, and Donna Warren. Surviving are wife of 50 years Mae Woods Gillispie; daughter Carol D. Gillispie; mother Willie B. McPherson Gillispie; siblings Ivory (Horson) Steward, Mark Gillispie, Richard Gillispie, Stanley […]

Jack Jefferson Parvin

JACK JEFFERSON PARVIN, 79, Oneonta, died March 18, 2021. He went fishing in his earlier years. Predeceasing him were parents Louis and Arzell Thomas Parvin and siblings Neil Parvin, Dick Parvin, Lucille Braswell, Joann Bryant, and Ricky Parvin. Surviving are children Ray (Laureen) Parvin, Laurie Duberry; four grandchildren; siblings Margaret (Scott) Tucker, Diane Catete, Onzell (Ken) Newberry; several nieces and […]


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