Juanita Townley Smith

JUANITA TOWNLEY SMITH, 75, Locust Fork, died July 5, 2015, at St. Vincent’s Blount Hospital. A member of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, she enjoyed flower gardening and growing exotic fruits. Predeceasing her were parents Clyde and Ruby Townley, husband Leo Smith, sons Joseph Samuel White Jr. and Dan Smith, daughters Teresa Cleckler and Pamela White, brother Jack Townley, and grandchild Lee […]


The We-Tote-Em Quick Stop in Blountsville is partnering with Hunt Brothers Pizza and the Hope House to help the hungry in the area. Donate non-perishable food items in the donation box at We-Tote-Em and receive a coupon for a free Hunk of Hunt Brothers Pizza. All donated food items will be delivered to The Hope House to distribute to needy […]

Myron Brian Beavers

MYRON BRIAN BEAVERS, 51, Blountsville, died July 8, 2015, at the residence. A retired pilot, he graduated from RLC in Gardendale and attended UAB for four years. Grandparents Idus and Juanita Beavers and Ralph and Danie Posey predeceased him. Surviving are parents Wilburn and Lounette Beavers, Blountsville; brother Brent (Kim) Beavers, Springville; nephew Dalton Beavers; niece Whitney Beavers, both of […]

Peggy Ann Chavies

PEGGY ANN CHAVIES, 72, Boaz, died June 9, 2015, at the residence. Predeceasing her were parents Odis L. and Velma Croft Peppers. Surviving are children Cheryl (Howard) Langley, Arab, Tonya Croy, Boaz; grandchildren Kenneth Brandon Langley, Morgan Taylor Langley; great-grandchildren Caleb Langley, Garrett Ickard, Jackson Langley, all of Arab; sister Linda (Dennis) Grendahl, Arizona; special friend Jim Walls, Walnut Grove. […]

Linda Ann Franklin Shiver Cowan

LINDA ANN FRANKLIN SHIVER COWAN, 50, Altoona, died June 25, 2015, at the residence. Predeceasing her were first husband Robert Wayne Shiver and father Earnest Junior Franklin. Surviving are husband Randy Cowan; sons Jeremy Franklin Shiver, Altoona, Joshua Wayne Shiver, Snead; grandchildren Jaxon and Jazlyn Shiver, Snead; mother Gail Price Franklin, Oneonta; siblings Gerald Franklin, Oneonta, Teresa (Max) Hilburn, Blountsville, […]

Louise Lybrand Owns Davenport

LOUISE LYBRAND OWENS DAVENPORT, 90, Woodland, died July 9, 2015, at the residence. The Blount County native was a member of Valley Grove Baptist Church and a retired seamstress. Predeceasing her were parents Rev. O.M. and Bessie Bryant Lybrand, husbands James Olen Owens and CarlW. Davenport, sisters Iris Larson and Geneva Horsley Dunn, brother Quinton Lybrand, and grandchildren Donnette Smith […]

Henry Jay Hallman

HENRY JAY HALLMAN, 74, Pinson, died May 18, 2015, at Trinity Medical Center. He was a retired truck driver and auto mechanic. He was a member of Lee’s Chapel Methodist Church. Parents George A. and Inez Hallman predeceased him, as did brother Mike Hallman. Surviving are his wife Sue Shepherd Hallman, Pinson; daughter Kristi Hallman Payne, Pinson; granddaughter Madeleine Claire […]

Linda Lingo Creel McIntyre

LINDA LINGO CREEL MCINTYRE, 61, Decatur/Holly Pond, died July 4, 2015, at Decatur General Hospital. Born in Blount County, she was predeceased by parents Jack and Hazel Smith Lingo and husband T.C. McIntyre. Surviving are son Shanon Creel; daughter Shasta Creel; grandchildren Hunner Creel, Keishaun Creel, Hailee Creel; sister Judy Thomas. Hughlen Murphree and W.C. Green officiated the 1 p.m. […]

Mary Louise Presley

MARY LOUISE PRESLEY, 64, Allgood, died July 3, 2015, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She was a member of Remlap United Methodist Church, enjoyed sewing, and was retired from American Orthopedic in Cleveland. Predeceasing her were parents Luther Sr. and Eleanor Stalter Hill and sister Tula Hill Kent. Surviving are husband Al Presley; daughters Wendy Middleton, Arkansas, Hillary (Robert) […]

Garden returns to TLC

Residents at TLC Nursing Center have gone green. Early in the spring, 84-year-old Gladys Breasseale asked Ina Brown, TLC’s activities director, if they could start a garden. TLC has had gardens in the past, but not in the last few years. It was Breasseale’s incentive and help from a local garden club that got one going again. “They jumped into […]