Elizabeth Juanita Payne Phares

Elizabeth Juanita Payne Phares, born April 2, 1930 to Dewey and Reba Wyatt Payne passed away on April 21, 2024 at DCH Regional Medical Center at the age of 94. Services were held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 3:00 pm at Five Mile Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Neil Honea officiating and Magnolia Chapel...
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Joe Douglas Pearson

Joe Douglas Pearson, age 74 of Moundville, passed away on May 2, 2024 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. A graveside service was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 1:00 pm at Oak Hill Cemetery with Kirk Pearson officiating and Magnolia Chapel South directing. Joe was born at home on November 2, 1949, in Gordo,...
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Rodney Lenear Smith

Rodney Lenear Smith was born on October 14, 1973, in Warren, Ohio, the eldest son of 10 children. Rodney resided in Ocala, Florida, and passed away peacefully on April 29, 2024, at 4:29 PM with his family by his side at Hospice West Alabama. Rodney was baptized at the early age of 10 and accepted...
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Daisy Edwards Robinson

Daisy Edwards Robinson, a beacon of love and strength, passed away peacefully on April 20, 2024, at Hospice West Alabama. Daisy was born on April 18, 1963, to the late Rufus Edward Sr., and living mother, Bessie Edward. Daisy had a passion for singing and dancing and having fun with family. She accepted Christ at...
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Nonprofit plans conference on Black Belt water May 24

Blackbelt Women Rising is proud to announce the upcoming Blackbelt Utility Conference, scheduled to take place on May 24th, 2024, at Wallace Community College Demopolis Campus. The conference will bring together water experts, funders, and representatives from homeland security to address critical issues facing utility services in the Blackbelt region. “We are thrilled to host...
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Ward Street residents sound off on drainage problems

Residents of Ward Street, including Greensboro City Councilmember Pearl Shepherd, aired their concerns at the Tuesday night, April 23 city council meeting about drainage issues in their community. Jacqueline Travis, a resident of the Ward Street neighborhood, was on the agenda that night to discuss her concerns. She said a sinkhole had opened up in...
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