Clara O’Gwynn DuBose, 92, of Jackson passed away July 4, 2020. She was born Aug. 21, 1927 to Haywood H. O’Gwynn and Elizabeth West O’Gwynn of Allen. She attended Clarke County public schools. As a young adult Clara did clerical and secretarial work, employed for many years by the Rural Electric Association. After marriage in 1947 to L. Earl DuBose […]



Cynthia Autrey Bergeron, 58, of Thomasville died July 7, 2020 at her home. She was born January 15, 1962 in Thomasville. Cindy was the proud mother of Gerald “Moosie” Bergeron Jr.; step monster to Tricia Bergeron Favre; Mawzie to Victoria and Nathan Favre. She is also survived by one true sister, Kathy Garrick and true brother, Stevie Stephens; numerous aunts […]



Horace Daniel Schultz, 82, of Jackson, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Camden Nursing Home. He was born in Grove Hill on May 25, 1938 to Archie Schultz and Lucy West Schultz. An active member of Stave Creek Baptist Church, he has served as a deacon and Sunday School teacher and was a member of the church choir. He […]



Kenneth Bryan Higginbotham, 56, of Jackson, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Jackson Health Care Facility. He was born in Mobile on June 30, 1964 to William Higginbotham Jr. and Lorraine McClinton Higginbotham. He was a retired teacher with the Clarke County Board of Education. He taught at Jackson Middle School and coached and umpired numerous athletic teams at […]



Roger Glenn Truett, 70, of Sylacauga died July 7, 2020 at his home. He was born Aug. 25, 1949 in Grove Hill to Joseph N. and Mellie Mott Truett. He was a member of Fayetteville United Methodist Church. He was a retired woodyard supervisor. He is survived by his wife, Mary N. Truett; daughter, Gretta Truett (Jimmy) Spencer; and two […]



Doris Dean Mobley, 76, a native and resident of the Ebenezer Community of Coffeeville, answered the Master’s call on June 29, 2020 while at Mobile Infirmary Hospital. She was born August 10, 1943 in Coffeeville to Alonzo and Rosener Cox Brown. She was a member of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church. Doris was a graduate of Clarke County Training School. […]



Reginald G. Hope Jr., 21, departed this life on Saturday, July 4, 2020 while in University Hospital Trauma Unit in Mobile. He was born May 27, 1999 to Lelia Ann Pritchett and Robert Hope Sr. He was educated through the Clarke County Public School System. He united with the Greater Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Walker Springs. Construction was his […]



Jessie Lee Hollins Davis, 86, a native and resident of the Whatley Community traded time for eternity on Sunday, June 28, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jessie was born June 1, 1934 to Charlie Sr. and Inell Hester Hollins. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mackey Branch #2 Baptist Church where she […]

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Darlene’s home!

Grove Hill’s Darlene Smith was in hospital fighting COVID-19 for 94 days but overcame it!

July 4th is a grand day for Americans but for the Smith family of Grove Hill, July 2nd was a personal super day. That is the day a wife, a mother, a grandmother and a friend came home after spending 94 days in Mobile Infirmary battling COVID-19. Darlene and Bruce Smith were both diagnosed with COVID-19 in March. Bruce got […]