Johnnie Mae Jordan Matthews of Center Point, AL passed away on Monday morning June 14, 2010 at her daughters’ home in Hoover, AL where she had resided since December 2009. She was 90 years old. Born in Dickinson, AL on January 21, 1920, she was the daughter of Edna Larrimore Bradford and Hubard Bradford and Johnny Jordan of Mobile. In […]

County Records

Marriage license applications Arthur James Williams, to Linda Diann Robinson; Bobby Earl Cassity, to Carolyn Wynette Fuller; Christopher Alan Bailey, to Lillie Suzanne Bailey. Marriage license applications are just that-applications for licenses, not necessarily actual marriages. Property deeds listed Dated June 10-17 Mortgage Electronic Registration Systems, to U.S. Bank National Association. Roy Edge, to Roy Edge. Betty Powell Reed, to […]


Otis Calhoun, 62, of Slidell, LA died June 12, 2010. He was born Aug. 12, 1947 in Grove Hill to the late Comilla Calhoun Dickinson and Jeremiah Pugh Sr. He was a 1965 graduate from Wilson Hall High School in Grove Hill. He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mount Zion #2 Baptist Church. Later, he moved […]


Tennie Madeline Tarver Lankford, 83, of Wagarville died June 19, 2010 at Jackson Medical Center. She was born Aug. 12, 1926. For many years she worked as quality instructor at Vanity Fair. She later worked and retired from Olin Chemical Corporation. She loved playing Scrabble. Survivors include two sons, Robert (Helen) Tarver, Otis (Nancy) Tarver Jr., all of Wagarville; one […]


Catherine Leona Hunt Wilson, 74, of Thomasville died June 20, 2010 at her residence. She was born Sept. 21, 1935 in Thomasville. She was a member of the Pineview Baptist Church in Thomasville. She was a homemaker. Survivors include her husband, Charles Wilson, Thomasville; her mother, Ruby Hunt, Thomasville; three sons, Joe (Debra) Wilson, Dixons Mills, Bruce (Gina) Wilson, Thomasville, […]


Vernon Leon Denson, 69, of Wedowee, AL died June 16, 2010 at a Wedowee hospital. He was born Feb. 6, 1941 in Mississippi. He was a Vietnam veteran. He was a railroad conductor. Survivors include his wife, Angela Denson, Wedowee; five sons, Craig Denson, Selma, Kenneth Denson, Bay Minette, Gaylen Denson, Valley Grande, John Denson, Birmingham, Kevin Denson, Warrior; two […]


Ethel Lucille Bazzell Bedwell, 88, of Mobile died June 21, 2010. She was born March 18, 1922 in Walker Springs. She was a native of Clarke County. She was a member of the Ulcanush Baptist Church in Coffeeville. Survivors include two sons, Jimmy (Susan) Bedwell, Mobile, Cecil Bedwell, Centreville, IL; two daughters, Janice (Ron) Lasiter, Joanne Holloway, all of Mobile; […]

CCHS Class of 1985 to hold reunion

The Clarke County High School Class of 1985 will have a reunion Friday, July 2 and Saturday, July 3. The time has come for all classmates to send in money for the 2010 class reunion by June 25. For more information contact Sharon Carlton, 251-275- 8798, Dorothy Savage, 251-258-2349 or Kimberly Smith, 251-275-8164.

Summer reading program now on at GH Library

“Make a Splash—Read!” is the theme this summer at Grove Hill Public Library. Children will explore the world of water and water fun through stories, songs, games and other activities about oceans, rivers, lakes and pools and the creatures that live there. The 2010 Summer Reading Program is open to young people, finishing kindergarten through finishing sixth grade, with programs, […]

Clarke County Arrests

Arrests booked through the Clarke County Jail during the week of June 15-22 include: Brandon Jaquez Coston, 25, probation violation, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Kevin Ray Barnett, 29, adult sex offender transfer and community notification actminor, $20,000 bond, arrested by Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Randall Lamar Counselman, 50, drug paraphernalia/ second offense, possession of marijuana, drug trafficking, $511,500 […]