Obituaries

Willie J. Newton

WILLIE J. NEWTON, 76, Oneonta, died Sept. 8, 2021, at St. Vincent’s Birmingham. The family chose cremation and there are no services to announce at this time. Lemley Crematory directed. 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 […]

Henry E. Pate

HENRY E. PATE, 73, Horton, died Sept. 4, 2021, at Marshall Medical Center North. A graduate of Auburn University, he served as a Blount County commissioner from 1990-1994, retired from USDA’s Poultry Inspection Division, and was a poultry farmer for 10 years. Predeceasing him were granddaughters Alexa Belle McMahon and Phoebe Rose Duncan; parents Ralph and Shirley Grigsby Pate; and […]

Robert Douglas Self

ROBERT DOUGLAS SELF, 69, Oneonta, died Sept. 8, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. He enjoyed watching Alabama football, traveling, and cooking and feeding everyone. Predeceasing him were father Hershel Self, mother Virginia Grantham, and sister Sandra Willis. Surviving are wife Wanda Carol Moore Self; children Doug (Shay) Self, Mark Self, Kevin (Flanice) Self, Stephanie (Steve) Martin; sister Helen Alverson; a […]

Shirley Williamson Southern

SHIRLEY WILLIAMSON SOUTHERN, 76, Oneonta, passed away Sept. 5, 2021. Preceding her in death were her father J.T. Williamson; mother Cloie Bryant Henderson; husband Johnny Southern; son Glen Southern; and brother Bobby Williamson. She is survived by her daughter Connie Young; son Robert Southern (Tammy); grandchildren Jamie (Leah) Young, Daniel Young, Brook (Cody) Rose, Brandy (Austin) Grayson, and Blake Southern; […]

Claude Daniel ‘Danny’ Woodard

CLAUDE DANIEL ‘DANNY’ WOODARD, 79, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021. Danny was born Dec. 29, 1941, in Blount County, to Claude and Jenny Woodard. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents and grandparents Rhoda and Willy Woodard. Mr. Woodard is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years Cheryl White Woodard; his daughter Dana and son-in-law Steve […]

Delano R. ‘Stick’ Blackwood

DELANO R. ‘STICK’ BLACKWOOD, 83, Sylacauga, died Sept. 5, 2021, at the residence. Born Oct. 4, 1937, he graduated from Cleveland High School and spent 35 years with Southern Bell and Bellsouth. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and his family. He was a member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church. Predeceasing him were parents Grover and Helen Blackwood and son Mitchell B. […]

Omie Mae Burns

OMIE MAE BURNS, 81, died Aug. 22, 2021, at the residence. Born April 14, 1940, she was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church where she was a member of the choir. She enjoyed quilting, canning vegetables from her garden, tending her flowers, and listening to gospel music as she worked. She provided food and comfort to her loved ones […]

Bessie Cain

BESSIE CAIN, 92, Blountsville, died Aug. 27, 2021, at the residence. Predeceasing her were parents John and Fannie Hogland, husband Clifton Cain, son Clark Cain, and 10 siblings. Surviving are children Randy (Shelia) Cain, Mark (Dawn) Cain, Regena “Ginger” (Rayburn) Hogeland; sister Edna “Eddie” O’Brien; 12 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren. Funeral service was held Sept. 2, at 11 a.m., […]

T.J. Huff

T.J. HUFF, 70, Cleveland, died Aug. 27, 2021, at the residence. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and worked as an equipment operator and barber. He enjoyed antique cars, gardening, and raising chickens. Predeceasing him were parents Luther T. and Ruby Jo Huff and five siblings. Surviving are wife Janie Huff; daughter Jennifer (Shawn) Meeks; granddaughter Ruby Meeks; […]

Wanda Ruth West McKay

WANDA RUTH WEST MCKAY, 88, Oneonta, passed away Aug. 28, 2021, at St. Vincent’s East. She loved her husband and she was a stay-at-home mom raising three children. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death were her mother Evelyn Moody West and husband Herbert Lawrence McKay. She leaves behind her daughters Lynn Shirley (Jeff), […]


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