Cleek’s first meeting as Whitwell Manager not a soft transition

Whitwell finds itself in the unenviable position of looking at having two of the city’s top positions turning over within 45 days. With the resignation of the former City Manager and now accepting the City Recorder’s resignation, the city faced a daunting transition to overcome. With the recent vote to hire to Lonnie Cleek to the City Manager position, one […]


Elizabeth “Betty” Davenport O’Brian, 67, formerly of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, died Wednesday, August 1, 2018. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred Marvin Davenport and Beulah Mae Case Davenport Fulfer; husband, Werlein O’Brian; brothers, Jimmy, Brice, Roy, and Hoyt Davenport; and sister, Judy Davenport. She is survived by her children, Emily Hagan, Sally (Daniel) Houeye, and Jimmie Hagan; […]


Charlsie L. Judd, 89 of Jasper, TN, passed away Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Charlsie was born December 3, 1928 to the late Lee and Fannie Parvin; also preceding her in death is her husband of 30 years, Grady Judd and a sister, Clariene Jones. Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Charlotte (Durwin) Grant (Soddy Daisy, TN), Pamela […]


Carl David Mackey, 75 of Kennesaw, GA, formerly of Stevenson, AL, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2018 in Kennestone Hospital in Marietta, GA.  He was the son of the late Cecil David and Lena Sharp Mackey born January 2, 1943 in Alabama.  Carl David was a Stevenson High School Graduate Class of 1961. He worked as a Quality Inspector for […]


James Edward Layne age 85 of Jasper passed away Sunday, Aug 5, 2018. He was a retired Coalminer and was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Layne; parents, Will & Willie Mae Layne; brother, Bill Layne; sister, Alma Layne; niece, Sherry Cranfield; friend, Loyd Hood. James enjoy hunting, fishing and watching the Atlanta Braves. Those left to cherish his […]


Robert Mitchell Thacker,49, of Whitwell, TN, passed away Friday, August 3, 2018. Robert worked at Collins Building Supply for 12 years and was a member of The Original Church of God of Bankston, AL. He loved fishing and Alabama football. He was preceded in death by his Mother, Paulette Parrish; brother, Melvin Thacker; grandparents, Murphy Pete Corkerin and Mamie Corkerin […]


Marlene Mae Jones, 72, of Jasper, TN., passed away Wednesday August 1, 2018. Marlene was a member of Powell Crossroads Church of God. She was very giving and loving person. She loved to help others and loved her dogs. She was born July 27, 1946 to the late Clyde and Esther Maria Hallenbeck Tyler. She was also preceded in death […]


Gerald E. “Jerry” Adams age 77 of Whitwell passed away Wednesday, August 1, 2018. He served in the United States Army and was a member of IBEW Local 175. Jerry was a member of the Church of Christ at Whitwell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Layne Adams; parents, Edd & Verna Lee Adams; sister, Doris Adams […]


Loyd A. Hood, 76, of Jasper, Tennessee, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Thursday, August 2, 2018. The son of the late Bartley Hood, Sr. and Lucille Anderson Hood, he was a founding member of Faith Baptist Church. Loyd was a business owner, truck driver, and farmer. He worked in law enforcement for many years, serving with […]