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Sunday, December 5, 2021

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1930 and 1936:

    Clyde Gammon, of the Logan 4-H Club, has won a trip to the National Convention in Chicago. Clyde won the trip for producing 1,020 pounds of lint cotton, on one acre of ground. This was the highest yield of any 4-H boy in North...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1950 and 1900:

    From the files of 1950: Two Cullman people were seriously injured and several others received lesser injury in a highway crash on Saturday morning. Mrs. James F. Ratliff remains in a Birmingham hospital, with a broken hip and a broken ankle. Mr. Ratliff is in the...

    Veteran Memorial: Pfc. Michael Douglas Cruitt

    Michael Douglas Cruitt was born June 23, 1947 in Auburn, Alabama. He was the son of Paul Cruitt and Ann Catherine Brown. He attended Cullman High School and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps afterwards. He graduated from Parris Island on March 2,...

    Veteran Memorial: Cpl. Ronald David Lovelady

    Ronald David Lovelady was born February 4, 1947 in Cullman, Alabama. He was the son of Edgar L. and Vinell Z. Lovelady. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps on August 22, 1966 and served in Vietnam.  Lovelady’s tour in Vietnam began November 19,...

    Veteran Memorial: Pfc. William Anthony “Shoo-Fly” Schaufler

    William Schaufler was born January 1, 1916 in Cullman. His parents were Albert and Loretta M. Schaufler. He earned the nickname “Shoo-Fly” while working as a popular shoeshine boy at the Cullman Drug Store.   Schaufler served in the Army during World War II as a...

    Veteran Memorial: Pfc. Aubrey Glenn Adams

    Aubrey Adams was born November 15, 1931 in Cullman County. His parents were Grant Washington and Eula Mae (Bonds) Adams. Adams volunteered for the U.S. Army on July 18, 1950 and served during the Korean War. The young infantryman trained at Ft. Knox and...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1950:

    Funeral services were held on Friday, at Hopewell for Mrs. Ruby Dial McNeal, who died in Birmingham, on November 16. Reverend J. Gilbert Speake conducted the services and Mutual Service directed interment, in the Hopewell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Louis Wamp, Kermit Gorham, Fred Meadows, Martine Wamp,...

    Veteran Memorial: MSGT Kelton Speegle

    Kelton Speegle was born July 18, 1927 in Cullman County and lived in the Trimble and Crane Hill communities. His parents were Urban and Callie (White) Speegle. Kelton was a young boy when his father died from a gunshot wound to the head, and...

    Veteran Memorial: Pvt. Joseph Bernard Fromhold

    Joseph Bernard Fromhold was born August 9, 1932 in Cullman. He was a graduate of St. Bernard and was just 17 when he joined the Army. He served in the Korean War and was attached to Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division.  Fromhold...

    Veteran Memorial: Glenn Mason West 

    Glenn Mason West was born April 26, 1922 in Cullman County Alabama. In October 1943, at the age of 20, West enlisted in the United States Army and served during World War II with Company A, 53rd Armored Infantry Battalion, 4th Armored Division. Before...