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The Voice of the ‘Ville by Rita Lewis


Graduation for MES, HCMS and HCHS, 2022 is behind us! Enjoy your summer! Fall comes fast!

After spending 113 days in UAB hospital and a few more at Spain Rehab from complications due to covid, Terri Ellis, of the Big Sandy area, returned home to a parade and WELCOME HOME, from her Church family, community friends, neighbors and family, on May 17th.

Celebrating their 50th Anniversary (May 27th), Steve & Deb Ward took a trip to Mackinac island in Michigan.

Also celebrating their 50th Anniversary on May 27th, Charles & Linda Rice Lester! Congrats to all!


Savanna Wooley, recently entered her first Beauty Pageant at the age of 27, and took the crown in her division. The Alabama Festival Pageant (Ameri-Fest) is a national pageant. She won the title of Miss Modern Alabama Grand Supreme.

Savanna is a graduate of HCHS and is an LPN charge nurse at Hunter Creek Health & Rehab, with plans to get her RN. She is the daughter of Lisa Ashcraft Wooley of MOUNDVILLE.

Josh & Hope Wyatt recently graduated from Rhema Bible Training College in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Friday May 13th. Josh’s parents, Joshua & Amy Wyatt, of Moundville, attended the ceremony. Josh & Hope have a degree in ministry and have moved back home to Moundville, to help Josh’s grandparents pastor Victorious Life Church, in MOUNDVILLE. They all enjoyed a trip to Disney World, after returning home. Including Josh’s sisters, Allison and Ava.

Local Service for Judy Fondren Bowles! Please share!

A Celebration of Life service will be held in Tuscaloosa, AL on Saturday, May 28 at Calvary Baptist Church at 1PM. Reception and lunch to follow.

Judy Lee (Fondren) Bowles, 68, of Warrenton, Missouri, went to her heavenly home on May 14, 2022.

In loving memory on their birthday:
May 28th…Odell Bates
29th…Lola Mae Boothe
31st…Betty Johnston Kynard

Happy Anniversary:
May 23rd…Lonnie & Kim Cooley
27th…Mac & Audra Smith McKinney
Charles & Linda Lester
Steve & Debbie Ward
28th…Mel & Rolanda Cothran
29th…Thad & Sarah Oliver Pate
June 1st…Roger & Ellen Rice Kelley, Eric & Debra Ray Neil, Mike & Angela Brown

Celebrating this week:
May 26th…Katie Neill Hicks, Keri Robinson-Williams, Rhonda Tidmore Evans, Charlie Johnston, Abby Singleton Wadsworth
27th…Jessica Fondren Cole, Jennifer Lake Anderson
28th…Julie Price, Mack Taylor
29th…Rachel Corley Gaddy
31st…Rachel Smith, Joe Crawford, Toni Love
June 1st…Kendra Ferguson, Mary Cassandra “Tim” Hill, Peggy Fondren, Bill Williams

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