2019-04-18

Parnell

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Paul Ray Parnelle, 55, of Thomasville died April 17, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. He was born February 28, 1964 in Savannah, GA. Paul was a veteran of the Gulf War and was retired from the Alabama National Guard. He is survived by his sister, Donna Lynn Hansen and a close friend, Terry Lee Overstreet. Visitation will be held at O’Bryant […]

Jones

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Rev. David Earl Jones, 78, passed away on April 21, 2019. He was born Jan. 11, 1941. He was a native of Hobson, Ala. Rev. Jones preached at several Baptist churches in Clarke County during his lifetime including, Centerpointe, Antioch, New Prospect, Bethel and West Bend. He was one semester short of a four-degree in psychology from Livingston. Rev. Jones retired […]

Duke

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Grady Cleo Duke, 93, a native of Alabama and resident of Grove Hill, passed away April 15, 2019. Marrying Hilda Earline Dixon Duke in 1946, the couple was married more than 68 years. Grady worked at McGuire’s as a saw operator, later working at Vanity Fair as a binder and running the box machine. A lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, he served as a deacon […]

Duke

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Grady Cleo Duke, 93, a native of Alabama and resident of Grove Hill, passed away April 15, 2019. Marrying Hilda Earline Dixon Duke in 1946, the couple was married more than 68 years. Grady worked at McGuire’s as a saw operator, later working at Vanity Fair as a binder and running the box machine. A lifelong member of Union Baptist Church, he served as a deacon […]

Johnson

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Hal Harper “Pee Wee” Johnson, 70, of Grove Hill, passed away April 19, 2019 at University Hospital in Mobile. He was born June 9, 1948 to Hal and Joyce Harper Johnson, both of whom preceded him in death. He was owner of H.H. Johnson Timber Company for many years, after which he was self-employed in the oil industry. He enjoyed […]

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Tilmon Tarleton “T.T.” Paul, 92, of Grove Hill, passed away April 19, 2019 at his residence. He was born February 21, 1927 to Oscar and Alice Tarleton Paul in Grove Hill. He was a member at Union Baptist Church in Grove Hill. He had also been an active part of the Union Baptist Brotherhood and the Masonic Lodge. He had […]

Outlaw

Curtis Dan Outlaw, 92, of Jackson, passed away April 11, 2019 at Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born on September 12, 1926 to the late James and Bertie G. Outlaw at the Outlaw family home in Jackson. He was a 1944 graduate of Jackson High School. He was in the Army during World War II, serving in the Philippines […]

The Dogwood and Easter

The Legend of the Dogwood is an old story of unknown origins. This being the week of Easter, it is a good time to reprint it. Enjoy the Easter weekend and enjoy the beauty of springtime. The above photograph was made by local photographer Lisa Downey. At the time of the crucifixion, the dogwood had reached the size of the […]

$400,000 grant will help build Westervelt mill

A $400,000 grant awarded by Gov. Kay Ivey last week will help bring new jobs to Clarke County while giving a boost to the forest industry in southwest Alabama. The Community Development Block Grant will be used to supply water and sewer to a site where the Westervelt Company will construct a sawmill in the North Clarke Industrial Park, off […]

RIBBON CUTTING AND OPEN HOUSE FOR NEW CWEMC OFFICE

Clarke-Washington EMC will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening for its new headquarters Monday, April 22 from 8 until 10 a.m. CWEMC officially opened for business at the new location on Feb. 19. The new office is located at 9000 Highway 43, just north of Jackson. All CWEMC members and the public are welcome to attend.