98, of Oneonta, died March 25, 2011, at TLC Nursing Center. An Alabama native, she was a member of First Baptist Church of Attalla. Predeceasing her were husband Bill West and parents Jonathan and Elizabeth Powell Hazel. Surviving are sons Billy Carl West of Gadsden and Bob ( Judie) West of Locust Fork; granddaughter Tyra ( Jason) Gardner of Locust […]


LYLA PAIGE NASH, daughter of Michael S. and Alicia Nash of Oneonta, was born Feb. 28, 2011, at St. Vincent’s East, Birmingham. She weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and measured 19.5 inches in length. She is the granddaughter of Michael Nash and Michael Coplen of Harpersville, Debbie Verhoef and David and Debbie Colley, all of Oneonta. Her great-grandparents are Butch […]


Christy Lynn Wright of Summerville, S.C., and Kevin David Amend of Hanahan, S.C., were married Nov. 6, 2010, in a 2 p.m. ceremony at the Wedding and Prayer Chapel in Goosecreek, S.C. Pastor Williams conducted the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Susan Rae and the granddaughter of Donald Wright and Charles and Lillian Parnell, all of […]


SINGINGS CLEVELAND FIRST BAPTIST will have a benefit singing Saturday, April 2, at 6 p.m. All proceeds will go to Relay for Life, American Cancer Society. VALLEY GROVE BAPTIST will have singing at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 2, with The Guinns as special guests. Supper will be served after the singing. Randy Hathcock is song leader, and Jeff Logan is […]

Jeff State Singers to perform at Pine Mountain

The Jefferson State Singers college choir will perform at Pleasant Mount Baptist Church at Pine Mountain on Sunday, April 10, at 6 p.m. The concert will replace the usual discipleship training and evening worship service, and as with past concerts, the entire community is invited to attend. A community finger food fellowship meal, open to the public, will precede the […]


CHURCH AND STATE SEPARATION In September of 1960, John F. Kennedy was running for President of the United States. Opposition forces had decided to make his Catholic faith an issue. Our country had never had a Catholic President before. The contrived controversy questioned whether Kennedy would follow the Constitution or the Vatican. What his opponents didn’t understand about Kennedy was […]


83, of Snead, died March 20, 2011, at Golden Living Center. An Alabama native, she was the daughter of the late H.A. and Ella Henderson Tadlock and the sister of the late Verlon Tadlock. She was married 60 years to Emilon Gordon Osborn, who predeceased her. Surviving are son Mike (Kay) Osborn; grandchildren Michael Brandon (Amy) Osborn, Selitha (Michael) McGatha, […]


45, of Altoona, died March 26, 2011, at St. Vincent’s Blount, Oneonta. Born in Charlotte, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Kermit Ray and Sandra Leslie Harris. She was a claims supervisor with Walmart for 14 years and was a member of Oneonta Second Baptist Church. She enjoyed hunting deer, fishing for bass, and playing pool. Surviving are […]


86, of Oneonta, died March 19, 2011, at Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham. An Alabama native,shewasaamemberofCorpusChristiCatholic Church, Oneonta. Predeceasing her were husband Fred “Ted” Nash, parents John B. and Tommie Lee Harrison Clay, and two brothers. Surviving are daughter Debbie Nash of North Carolina; brothers Jack Clay of Hayden and Jesse Clay of Florida; sister Joe Ann McCutchen of Georgia; grandchildren […]

Hullett reception this weekend

The children of Jimmy and Maxine Hullett will honor their parents with a reception this Sunday, April 3, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Taits Gap Baptist Church fellowship hall. The Hulletts were married April 8, 1961, and will mark their 50th anniversary this year. Jimmy Hullett grew up on Straight Mountain and attended school at Appalachian. His parents […]