2016-04-27

Irene A. Smith



IRENE A. SMITH, 79, Blountsville, died April 19, 2016, at Cullman Regional Medical Center. She was the retired owner of Snowbiz in Arab and was a member of Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. Husband Gene Smith predeceased her, as did parents J.C. and Vera Brown Earl, five brothers, and three sisters. Surviving are son Ronnie Smith, Blountsville; daughter Diane NeSmith, Blountsville; […]

Museum searching for owner of Bible



The Blount County Memorial Museum is searching for the owner of a pocket Bible that was purchased in a yard sale. Inside the cover, the Bible reads, ‘Presented to James Leach by the First Evangelical Sunday School. Sept. 27, 1942.’ Amy Rhudy, the museum’s curator, would like to return this piece of family history. Anyone with information about the owner, […]

William Tracy Bishop



WILLIAM TRACY BISHOP, 69, Cleveland, died April 22, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. He was a member of Drycreek Masonic Lodge #626 and a Shriner. He enjoyed fishing and hunting and was known as a jack of all trades. Parents William Henry and Wilma Roberta Bishop predeceased him. Surviving are wife Sharon Bishop; sons Kevin (Kelly) Lance, Brian […]

Shannon Elaine Crabtree Cain



SHANNON ELAINE CRABTREE CAIN, 38, Trafford, died April 18, 2016, at the residence. She enjoyed painting, needlework, and fishing. Predeceasing her were grandmother Anita Ortiz Schwenk, grandparents Ethelyn and Bernard Crabtree, and father James Lawrence Crabtree. Surviving are husband Robert Arnold Cain; sons Randall Lands, Codie Parsley, Robert Michael (Taylor) Cain, Allen Cain; mother Annette Ward Crabtree; sisters Ginnny Howell, […]

Kathy Jane Howard Haines



KATHY JANE HOWARD HAINES, 54, Oneonta, died April 11, 2016, at St. Vincent’s East Hospital, Birmingham. She had a passion for painting, enjoyed sewing, cross-stitching, and knitting, and being a mother and Nana. Parents Cecil William and Margie Mae Howard predeceased her, as did son Lee Haines, granddaughter Racheal Haines, grandson Joey Haines, and sister Opal Bradley. Surviving are sons […]

Marvin Buster ‘Mark’ Ingram



MARVIN BUSTER ‘MARK’ INGRAM, 88, died April 20, 2016. He graduated from Blount County High School and served in the Signal Corps during World War II with the U.S. Army. He was a member and deacon of Lakewood Baptist Church and Huffman Baptist Church, making many mission trips with Builders for Christ. He was a past president of the Huffman […]

Reed M. Jacoway Jr.



REED M. JACOWAY JR., 82, Pinson, died April 16, 2016. Parents Reed M. and Olivia Basenberg Jacoway and brother Bill Jacoway predeceased him. Surviving are daughter Pamela (Tom) Waudby, Birmingham; sons Chip Jacoway, Ted Jacoway, both of Pinson; grandchildren Ashley Waudby, Kate Waudby, Grace Snell, Thomas Waudby; sister-in-law Wendy Jacoway, San Deigo, Calif.; niece Annette (Kevin) Gilmartin; nephews Robin (Kim) […]

Katherine ‘Kitty’ Ludolph



KATHERINE ‘KITTY’ LUDOLPH, 69, died April 19, 2016, at TLC Nursing Center. She was a member of the DAR, the China Painting Club of Alabama, and was a member of the Episcopal Churches in Huntsville and Oneonta. Husband Luther Ludolf predeceased her, as did parents John and Elizabeth Ralston Allen and brother-in-law Jimmy Schott. Surviving are sisters Betty (David) Purcell, […]

Living with autism



April is National Autism Awareness Month. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is one of the most difficult disorders for people to understand. The term “spectrum” means that it affects each individual differently and to varying degrees. In short, ASD can affect different people in different ways. Some may be high-functioning, some low-functioning, and others might fall somewhere in between. ASD or […]

What’s for dinner?



Brianna Stutts, an eighth grader at Appalachaian High School, recently won first place in the junior north division at the Alabama State Beef Cook-off sponsored by the Alabama Cattlewomen’s Association. The first time a student from Blount County has won the state contest, she also won her school and Blount County cook-offs with her dish,‘Cheeseburger Eggrolls.’ Brianna is the daughter […]