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Meals on Wheels program fosters friendships through food

When the weather is just right, you'll find Oliver Croom sitting outside his Sheffield apartment taking in the fresh air. Read more

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COVID claims life of third Shoals health care worker

A North Alabama Medical Center registered nurse became the third health care worker in the Shoals whose life has been claimed by the COVID-… Read more

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Friends recall Harvey Thompson Jr.'s great chops, positive attitude

FLORENCE — Harvey Thompson Jr. will be remembered by his friends and fellow musicians not only as a talented musician, but as someone who e… Read more

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Convicted murderer up for parole this week

MONTGOMERY — A man who has served nearly 24 years of a 25-year sentence for a Colbert County murder conviction is up for parole this week. Read more

Empty Table Fund collects record $60,145

The TimesDaily-sponsored Empty Table Fund has come to a close with its largest ever collection in its 46-year history, raising $60,145. Read more

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GAMEDAY: History Majors

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ASUN expansion: Central Arkansas, Jacksonville State and Eastern Kentucky to join

The ASUN expansion is nearing the proverbial finish line, but there is still work to do. Read more

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Bowl games look to future after weathering challenging year

Of 45 bowl games that were scheduled, 19 were canceled, including three after the participating teams had been announced. Read more

Opinion

Rev. King's nonviolent resistance still relevant

On Monday, the United States commemorates the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. As it does so, his message of nonviolent resistance … Read more

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Jim Blasingame: The CEO Paradox: Getting out of your own way

Paradox: when two associated things — words, traits, situations, etc. — seem illogical and/or contradictory, but may in fact, be true, comp… Read more

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Jim Blasingame: The CEO Paradox: Getting out of your own way

Paradox: when two associated things — words, traits, situations, etc. — seem illogical and/or contradictory, but may in fact, be true, comp… Read more

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Sharon Randall: Good words for hard times

What do you do when the unthinkable happens? Where do you go to find peace? And how do you explain it to a child? Read more

Obituaries

January 17, 2021, funerals

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Betty Bouler Keller

FLORENCE — Betty Bouler Keller, 90, died Friday, January 15, 2021. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 15, 2021, 1-2 p.m., at Woodmont Ba… Read more

Harriettie L. Carter

NORTH COURTLAND — Harriettie L. Carter, 76, died January 13, 2021. A graveside service will be held Tuesday at 12 p.m. at Rocky Hill Cemete… Read more

Helen Roark

HODGES — Helen Marie Roark, 88, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. There will be no services at this time. Colbert Memorial Chapel is as… Read more

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John Barry Sherrod

TUSCUMBIA — John Barry Sherrod, 78, Tuscumbia, passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020. Read more

Billie Dean Peeler Grogan

ALABASTER — Billie Dean Peeler Grogan, 72, of Alabaster passed away January 11, 2021. She was a native of Florence, Alabama, and graduated … Read more

Billy Hale

FLORENCE — Mr. Billy J. Hale, 84, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. Visitation will be Thursday, January 21, 2021, from 6-9 p.m., at Gr… Read more

Joel Hester

FLORENCE — Joel Hester, 53 of Florence, AL, passed away on the night of January 13, 2021. He was a hardworking man who could tell you a sto… Read more

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Dr. James Parker

LAINGSBURG — Dr. James D. Parker, age 82 of Laingsburg passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at his home. In accordance with his wishes c… Read more

Johnny Burks

RED BAY — Johnny Burks, 58, died January 14, 2021. Graveside service will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Ebenezer Cemetery, Vina. Visitation will b… Read more

William J. Foster

RUSSELLVILLE — William Joseph Foster, 89, of Russellville, passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021, at Russellville Hospital. Read more

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Billy Ray Taylor

FLORENCE — Billy Ray Taylor, 68, of Florence, Alabama passed away Thursday, January 14, 2021. Visitation will be Sunday, January 17, 2021 f… Read more

Leonard Kelvin Nix

FLORENCE — Leonard Kelvin Nix, 57, of Florence, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Read more

Betty Faye Gray

FLORENCE —Betty Faye Gray, 79, of Florence died Saturday, January 16, 2021. Arrangements are incomplete at this time. Read more

Annette Lea Smith

FLORENCE — Annette Lea Smith, 59, died January 13, 2021. No service is scheduled at this time. Survivoros include her husband of 39 years, … Read more

Charlene Hellums

TUSCUMBIA — Charlene McKinney Hellums, 91, of Tuscumbia, AL, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, at Cottage of the Shoals. Read more

Randel Webb

WAYNESBORO, TN — Randel Lance Webb, 61, died Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Funeral service will be held January 16, 2021, at 3 p.m., at Shacke… Read more

M. Wayne Fleming

SHEFFIELD — M. Wayne Fleming, 86, of Sheffield, AL, passed away January 15, 2021, at his residence. He was a retired pastor, a Veteran of t… Read more

Leo Frank Shultz Jr.

MOULTON — Leo Frank Shultz Jr., 67, died January 15, 2021. A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Fergason Cemetery with Lawrence Fun… Read more

Rebecca Haddock

CENTRAL HEIGHTS — Rebecca Haddock, 36, died Friday, January 15, 2021. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date. Morrison Fune… Read more

Bob Knight

VINA, AL — Bobby Gene “Bob” Knight, 88, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021, at Mitchell-Hollingsworth Nursing and Rehabilitation Center i… Read more

Andrew Eugene Garner, Jr.

FLORENCE — Andrew Eugene Garner, Jr., 79 of Florence, passed away Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital after a brief illness.… Read more

James Logan

CHEROKEE — James “Russ” Logan, 75, died Saturday, January 16, 2021. Arrangements will be announced by Morrison Funeral Home. Read more

Bernice Cooley

TUSCUMBIA — Bernice “Jackie” Mann Cooley, 79 of Tuscumbia, died Thursday, January 14, 2021. Due to COVID-19, there will be a private memori… Read more

Harold Lee

HARTSELLE — Harold (Pete) Lee, 86, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021. Arrangement will be announced by Peck Funeral Home. Read more

Mattie Stanfield

TUSCUMBIA — Mattie Stanfield, 95, died Friday, January 15, 2021. Visitation will be held on Sunday, from 6-8 p.m., at Morrison Funeral Home… Read more

Nell Bedford

MUSCLE SHOALS — Nell Hester Bedford, 83, died Saturday, January 16, 2021. Due to Covid-19, a memorial service will be held at a later date.… Read more

Rebecca Francis Cannon

LAWRENCEBURG, TENN. — Rebecca Francis Cannon, 76, died January 14, 2021. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Neal Funeral Home. F… Read more

Deborah Zimmerman

HALEYVILLE — Deborah Marie Zimmerman, age 66, Haleyville, AL. passed away Friday January 15, 2021. There will only be a graveside service, … Read more

Cheryl Lynne Gasque

TUSCUMBIA — Cheryl Lynne Gasque, 58, died January 15, 2021. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 to 2 p.m. at Colbert Memorial Chapel with a se… Read more

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David Weaver

SOMERVILLE — Private Graveside Service for Rev. David Weaver, 73 of Somerville. Mr. Weaver was born February 15, 1947 in Madison County, AL… Read more

John Bevis

FLORENCE — John Bevis, age 41, of Florence, passed away January 15, 2021. A graveside service will be held Monday, January 18, 2021, at 1 p… Read more

James E. Kimbrough

FLORENCE — James E. Kimbrough “Brillo,” 63 of Florence, died January 07, 2021. Read more

William 'Bill' Lakeman

HALEYVILLE — William “Bill” Lakeman, 94, died January 14, 2021. Private services to be held. Pinkard Funeral Home, Haleyville, directing. Read more

Coleman Kimbrell

FLORENCE — Coleman Earl Kimbrell, 90, died Saturday, January 16, 2021. A graveside service will be Saturday, January 23, 2021, 2 p.m., at T… Read more

Harold Behel

KILLEN — Harold Thomas Behel of Killen, AL passed away on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 at Helen Keller Hospital in Sheffield, AL. He was a m… Read more

Azalia W. Shaw

FLORENCE — Azalia W. Shaw, 82, of Florence passed away on January 14, 2021. She was a longtime member of the Northwood United Methodist Chu… Read more

Jonathon Wayne Elliotte

MUSCLE SHOALS — Jonathon Wayne Elliotte, 58, died January 15, 2021. A memorial service will be held at a later date. He is survived by his … Read more

Taylor Lee Harris

WAYNESBORO, TENNESSEE — Taylor Lee Harris was born July 24, 1946 at Lewis County (Hohenwald), TN to the union of Herman Lester and Addie Wh… Read more

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Frankie Stewart

KILLEN — Frankie Lorene Olive Stewart, 83, of Killen, AL, passed away January 15, 2021, at her residence. She was a retired beautician and … Read more

Larry Oswalt

RUSSELLVILLE — Larry Oswalt, age 71, of Russellville, passed away on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at his residence. Read more

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