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Edmondson – Creel

Robin and Keith Turberville and Gray and Leslie Edmondson, all of Birmingham, announce the engagement and coming marriage of their daughter, Mallory Rachel Edmondson, to Hunter Eady Creel, son of Lynn and Greg Benefield and Alan Creel, all of Sumiton. The bride-elect is a graduate of Oneonta High School and The University of Alabama. She is a teacher at Edgewood […]

Allen graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Grayson W. Allen graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. Allen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills, earning four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College […]

Brown selected AHSAA student leader

Justice Brown, a junior at Oneonta High School, was recently selected as one of 16 junior student-athletes from across the state as a representative for the AHSAA Student Leadership Conference. Applications are reviewed and graded on community service and school involvement. Selection is a two-year commitment as each athlete serves both their junior and senior year. Brown is the daughter […]

Peek selected

Jeremy Peek, Straight Mountain Volunteer Fire Department captain, was selected as one of 20 firefighters across the nation to participate in the annual Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in Indianopolis. Peek’s scholarship includes airfare, hotel, conference registration fees, and HOT classes. Peek will attend the conference April 8 through 13. Nominees numbered 364 this year; Honeywell partnered with Dupont to […]

Harris graduates

U.S. Air Force Airman Clayton M. Harris graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Tex. Harris completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills, earning four credits toward an associate degree in applied science through the Community College […]

Happy Valentine’s Day


In celebration of Valentine’s Day, The Blount Countian requested information about couples who have been married 70 or more years for interviews. Following are six couples who responded. This feature represents approximatley 428 years of love, proving to us that a lifetime marriage is possible. We had such fun and said may “Awws” while preparing these love stories. We hope […]

70 years and still going strong

William Wesley and O’Geeda Aniton of the Sand Valley community are one amazing couple. They have been married 70 years, and they are still going strong. The couple met in Cleveland, Ohio, when O’Geeda’s cousin, Emma Jean Lewis, introduced them. Mrs. Aniton, 91, believes their first date was to the movies. She said that it was so long ago that […]

‘One amazing couple’

Celebrating seven decades of memories, 840 months of happiness, 3,652 weeks of love, 25,567 days of wisdom, 613,608 hours of laughter, four children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, Alfred and Robbie Burgett are ‘one amazing couple.’ They celebrated 70 years of marriage on Dec. 24. Alfred and Robbie were introduced to each other through a co-worker when he worked at […]

‘A very wonderful life’

Ed and Dorothy Congdon lived across the street from each other. Rumor has it that Ed always had his eye on Dorothy. Their daughter, Cathy Guy, said, “He used to play his saxophone to woo her.” It apparently worked. After being engaged only one day, Ed and Dot were married in a chapel at Ft. McPherson in Atlanta, on Dec. […]

‘Italian cooking or maybe it’s the vodka and tonic’

With 70 years of marriage under their belt, Ralph and Charlya Johnson have been blessed with three sons, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. Married on Nov. 6, 1948, in Riverside, Calf., the couple has an interesting beginning to their courtship. Charlya was working with the Riverside Probation Department as a receptionist and Ralph was just home from the Merchant Marines. […]


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