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Monday, July 26, 2021

    Veteran Memorial: Bertis Emry Green

    Bertis Emry Green  Bertis Emry Green was born May 14, 1917, to parents Jesse James and Mattie Estelle Green. They lived in the Etha community and worked as farmers. On January 7, 1937, Bertis married Lois Irene Holcomb and they had a daughter, Vivian Inez.   In...

    Veteran Memorial: Sylvester Patrick Kreps

    Sylvester Patrick Kreps  Sylvester Patrick Kreps was born March 17, 1893 in Butler County, Pennsylvania to Peter Joseph Kreps and Anna (Geibel) Kreps. Sylvester’s mother passed away when he was just 2 years old. His father would remarry and relocate the family to Cullman.   Sylvester was...

    Veteran Memorial: Royce Urah Strickland

    Royce Urah Strickland Royce Strickland was born January 25, 1930 to parents Benjamin and Lula (Strong) Strickland in Cullman County. Records indicate that he was from the Vinemont area. He would join the United States Army and serve in the Korean War with Company E,...

    Veteran Memorial: Wayne Brock and Quinton Edgar “Bill” Cheatwood

    Quinton Edgar “Bill” Cheatwood Quinton Edgar Cheatwood was born June 10, 1925 to parents Felton and Aurella Cheatwood in Cullman County. He was known to family and friends as “Bill.” At the age of 17, he married his sweetheart Jean Dixie King on November 7,...

    Files from yesteryear: From the files of 1919 and 1951

    The first bale of cotton sold in Cullman this season was brought in by J.W. Stisher of Berlin and sold to Ponder and Kelly.  E.C. Pearson, B.C. Young, C.G. Smith and G.E. Childers have leased a building here and are establishing a soap factory.  W.T. Vandiver,...

    Veteran Memorial: Harry Douglas Scott and Doniver Barron Scott

    Harry Douglas Scott  Harry Douglas Scott was born April 11, 1923, in Kentucky to parents Allen and Elsie Scott. Soon after, the Scott family would relocate and call Vinemont home. Harry enlisted and served in the United States Army Air Corp in World War II.   An...

    Veteran Memorial: Lowell Ervin Stricklin and Lt. Lawrence Winfield Stricklin 

    Lowell Ervin Stricklin   Lowell E. Stricklin was born April 6, 1917 in Cullman County to Richard and Audie (Moore) Stricklin. He enlisted in the Army and served during World War II. He would leave behind a wife, Dovie Alice (Self) Stricklin.   On August 20, 1943, Stricklin...

    Veteran Memorial: Joseph Edward Reeder and Albert “Buck” Reeder

    Joseph and Albert Reeder were brothers born to Richard and Ida Reeder of Route 8, Cullman County. Joseph, the elder of the two, was born August 8, 1917 with Albert arriving November 28, 1921.   Both Joseph and Albert would enlist for military service and serve...

    Files from yesterday: From the files of 1954 and 1901

    Laminack Family Reunion The Laminack family had its annual reunion on September 6,at Sportsman Lake.Those attending were Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Laminack, Mrs. Jack Stisher, Mrs.Andy Moore, from Crossville, Tennessee, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jenkins, Mary Ann and Billy, of Cleveland, Georgia, Mrs. HazelParker, Rayford,...

    Veteran Memorial: Vincent Leonard Bailey

    Vincent Leonard Bailey was born April 12, 1916 in Cullman County. He enlisted in the United State Navy and served during World War II. Bailey was ranked Petty Officer First Class and his military occupation was Storekeeper First Class. He was attached to USS...