Obituaries

Timothy Marlowe Gaines

TIMOTHY MARLOWE GAINES, 68, Oneonta, died Jan. 19, 2020. Surviving are wife Janet Anderson Gaines; daughters Tonja, Timecia, and Tiffany; nine grandchildren; one great-granddaughter. The family has chosen cremation and no services are planned at this time. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Joan McDaniel Ledford

JOAN MCDANIEL LEDFORD, 77, Oneonta, died Jan. 26, 2020, in Blairsville, Ga. Memorial service was held Feb. 2, at 2 p.m., at Lemley Funeral Home.

Sarah May Mason

SARAH MAY MASON, 79, Oneonta, died Jan. 24, 2020, at Diversicare of Oneonta. Predeceasing her was brother Jack Mason. Surviving are daughters Kathy (Jessie) Harrison and Benita (Randall) Higginbotham; son Keith Scott; six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren. Graveside service was held Jan. 28, at 1 p.m., at Pine Bluff Cemetery. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.

Velma Sue Painter Meade

VELMA SUE PAINTER MEADE, 84, Snead, died Feb. 1, 2020, at Diversicare in Oneonta. She was a member of Mt. Zion Church of God and retired from Susan Moore School where she taught for 35 years. Predeceasing her were husband Troy Meade, parents J.F. and Mary Painter, and siblings Jeannette Horton, Annie Ruth Cleveland, and Lou Painter. Surviving are brothers […]

Janie ‘Gelene’ Smith Shedd

JANIE ‘GELENE’ SMITH SHEDD, 95, Blountsville, passed away at her home Jan. 24, 2020. She was born Feb. 16, 1924, in Cullman County to Roy Leonard and Dina McGinnis Smith. Mrs. Shedd was a homemaker. She was also involved in several successful family businesses alongside her husband, Ottis. Gelene was a member of Zion Grove Baptist Church. She was a […]

Tony Anderson Stephens

TONY ANDERSON STEPHENS, 57, Boaz, died Jan. 29, 2020, at Gadsden Regional Medical Center. Funeral service was held Feb. 1, at 11 a.m., at Blount County/Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Mount Joy Cemetery, Cleveland.

Linda Click Vernon

LINDA CLICK VERNON, 71, Blountsville, died Jan. 25, 2020, at St. Vincent’s Blount. Predeceasing her were daughter Marlene Vernon, parents William and Irene Click, and four siblings. Surviving are husband Luther Vernon; daughters Shelly (James) Lomax, S.C., and Frances Pruett (Tony Batson), Albertville; sons Greg Vernon, David Vernon, both of Shelby County, and Zach (Stephanie) Vernon, Blountsville; eight grandchildren; 11 […]

James ‘Jimmy’ Wadsworth

JAMES ‘JIMMY’ WADSWORTH, 81, Oneonta, died Jan. 27, 2020. He was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church and Masonic lodges in Oneonta and Springville. He served as a pastor in Jefferson and Blount counties for more than 40 years, as past chaplain for the Alabama Grand Lodge, and taught at Susan Moore High School for 11 years. Predeceasing him were […]

Donald Lee Bowling

DONALD LEE BOWLING, 83, Horton, died Jan. 19, 2020, at a Birmingham hospital. Nick Weldon officiated the 1 p.m. service held Jan. 21 at the Chapel of Lemley Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Patsy L. Miller

PATSY L. MILLER, 83, Warrior, died Jan. 22, 2020, at the residence. Jack Davis and Gene Carver officiated the 11 a.m. service held Jan. 25 at Lemley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Bethlehem Cemetery in the Dallas/Selfville community.


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