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    Senior spotlight: Remembering ‘Rowdy’ Ruby Elsberry 

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. — The Hanceville Senior Center is a bit less rowdy these days as the “rowdiest of the bunch,” Ruby Elsberry, passed away...

    Senior spotlight: Meet Angie Carter

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Meet local pageant queen, senior citizen advocate and community member Angie Carter. The Cullman Tribune recently sat down for a Q&A...

    ‘How much of a blessing you are’

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    CULLMAN, Ala. – Hundreds upon hundreds of elders from every nook and cranny of Cullman County enjoyed a Christmas luncheon together at Stone Bridge...

    Senior Spotlight: Myrna Tuggle – dedicated to her work

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    ADDISON, Ala. - Myrna Tuggle is a fixture of Addison, AL. She has lived there her entire life, except for a few years spent...

    Sheriff’s Office celebrates local senior’s 90th birthday

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office likes to be involved in the community in more ways than just keeping law and order. On...

    Cullman native Maud Parker shares her secrets to a long, healthy...

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Maud Nelyne Manning Medlock Parker celebrated her 103rd birthday on Wednesday, September 15. She had many wonderful memories to share with...

    Fairview Class of ’63 resumes lunch meetings

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After their 50th class reunion, the Fairview Class of 63’ began meeting for lunch almost every month. Little did they know...

    A lifetime in love

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1952, Charlsie Pike, or “Boots” as she is known to her family and friends,...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham, pt 2

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    In 1951, Harold and Ruth Brigham moved their young family from Washington D.C. to Cullman County. They would call Hanceville home and eventually have...

    Senior Spotlight: Ruth Brigham

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    HANCEVILLE, Ala. - Ruth Creel Brigham was born in 1924 on a farm about 2 miles outside of Hanceville. She was born during the...

    ‘Awesome since 1917’: Happy 103rd birthday, Ruth Duke!

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    WELTI, Ala. - There was snow on the ground and more falling in the Welti community Dec. 12, 1917, so the rain falling Saturday...

    Remember our seniors this season

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Christmas is only two weeks away, and for residents in assisted living and nursing homes, this year will be very different...

    Senior Spotlight: Remembering Spud Campbell, part 2

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    Read part 1 at www.cullmantribune.com/2020/05/24/senior-spotlight-remembering-spud-campbell-part-1/. After World War II, Spud and Bea Campbell moved home to Alabama from San Francisco. In Birmingham, Spud began...

    Senior Spotlight: Remembering Spud Campbell, part 1

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    On April 13, 2020, Cullman and the world lost one of its greatest heroes when E.S. “Spud” Campbell passed away at the age of...

    How are local seniors coping during this time?

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    Charlie and Judy Allbright “A little over a month ago, life was a lot of fun, as we were practicing 2-3 days a week to...

    How are local seniors coping during this time?

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     Barbara Whitehead, Phelan  “In my free time now, I've had time to sit and play my guitar, work on some new songs, done some house...

    Seniors crown 2020 ‘Queen’ of the Fairview Senior Center

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - Beauty and high fashion collided at the Fairview Senior Center Friday morning in the Womanless Beauty Pageant. Six “ladies” competed for...

    Fairview ‘Recycled Teenagers’ trounce competition in bean bag baseball championship

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - The Fairview Recycled Teenagers came out on top and took home the Comfort Care Bean Bag Baseball Championship over their cross-county...

    Senior Spotlight: Chatting with Polly Easterwood, part 2

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    Polly Easterwood may have been reluctant about moving to Holly Pond several decades ago, but now there is no place she would rather call...

    Senior Spotlight: Chatting with Polly Easterwood, part 1

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    Staying busy is Polly Easterwood’s goal. For the people of Holly Pond, Polly and Felton Easterwood are a staple at basketball games and other...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet 101-year-old Virgil Henry

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    Mr. Virgil Henry says the secret to a long life is “hard work,” and at 101 years old, who can argue with that? Henry...

    Senior Spotlight: Beanbag baseball beatdown brewing

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    FAIRVIEW, Ala. - A showdown of epic proportions has been set for Feb. 25 as the Sizzlin’ Seniors of Good Hope travel to Fairview...

    Happy 100th, Idell Williams!

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - A very happy 100th birthday to the lovely Idell Williams, who hit the milestone Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Williams enjoyed a surprise...

    ‘Has-Beens’ claim 1st Sizzlin’ Senior beanbag baseball victory

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Sizzlin’ Seniors of Good Hope met Tuesday for pizza, popsicles, bingo and another spirited game of beanbag baseball. After...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet Londalene Young Jean

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    Londalene Young was a young girl from Holly Pond when her family moved to California near the end of World War II. Her father...

    Senior Spotlight: ‘Hee Haw’ headed back to Cullman

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - The zany residents of “Kornfield Kounty” are planning a return to Cullman to perform “The Hee Haw Show.” They invite you...

    Senior Spotlight: Christmases past

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    The Tribune stopped by The Folsom Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare to speak with the ladies on “Diva Hall” this week. We asked them...

    Senior Spotlight, Christmas: ‘Spend as much time with them as you...

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    Have you ever asked your parents or grandparents what they want for Christmas and heard, “I don’t need anything; as long as you are...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet Herbert Johnson

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    Although Herbert Johnson now spends most of his time at home with his petite but feisty tabby cat named Wompas, he spent most of...

    SIZZLIN’ SENIORS: Ladies whoop up on the men in bean bag...

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    GOOD HOPE, Ala. - The Sizzlin’ Seniors of Good Hope participated in their first “Friendsgiving” celebration Tuesday with some great food, a penny auction...

    Happy 102nd birthday, Mr. Davis!

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    Jimmie Davis celebrated his 102nd birthday Tuesday afternoon with a party at Westminster Assisted Living. Davis, the former mayor of Albany, Georgia, shared a...

    Senior Spotlight: Former jailer Brian Buegler reflects on his career

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    Brian Buegler first came to Cullman from New Jersey to go to college at St. Bernard. He started school there in 1968 and graduated...

    Senior Spotlight: Cullman’s John Tillman, part 3

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After a year in the jungles of Burma, World War II was coming to an end and it was time for...

    Senior Spotlight: Cullman’s John Tillman, part 2

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - After graduating from Fairview High School in 1943, John Tillman, 94, soon received his draft letter. He was trained as a...

    Senior Spotlight: Cullman’s John Tillman, part 1

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - As you walk into the front doors of Cullman High School, to your right is Tillman Hall, named in honor of...

    Keep on movin’ at the Donald E. Green Senior Center 

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    CULLMAN, Ala. - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, a wonderful group of ladies meets at the Donald E. Green Senior Center ready for dance...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet the Dodsons, part 2

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    Read part one at www.cullmantribune.com/2019/05/29/senior-spotlight-meet-the-dodsons. By the early ‘70s, Radginal and Judy Dodson were happy at home with their two young sons, Barry and...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet the Dodsons

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    Vinemont Mayor Radginal Dodson was a senior at West Point when he met junior Judy Caudle in Geometry class. “He tormented me, but he had...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet Mrs. Inez Eidson Ruehl

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    Inez Ruehl will turn 100 on March 27, 2019. (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) Inez Eidson Ruehl will be celebrating her 100th birthday on...

    A morning with Ophelia and James Fields

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    COLONY, Ala. – On most mornings, Ophelia Fields, 86, can be found at the Colony Senior Center playing dominoes with her many dear friends....

    Senior Spotlight: Meet 101-year-old Ruth Duke, part 2

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    Ruth's family, coming from Georgia, 1904 (Contributed) See part one here. In 1938, when Ruth Harris married Hanley Duke, the Great Depression was coming to an...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet 101-year-old Ruth Duke

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    Ruth Duke recently celebrated her 101st birthday. (Contributed) Ruth Harris Duke recently celebrated her 101st birthday with family and friends. She was born in Welti...

    Senior Spotlight: John Frutiger

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    John Frutiger shows off his ice pick he saved from the summer of 1962 when he worked at the Cullman Ice Factory. (Christy Perry...

    Senior Spotlight: Baileyton’s Gene Sumner

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    Gene Sumner and his chiweenie, Abby (contributed) Baileyton Town Council member Gene Sumner recently celebrated his 90th birthday. He sat down with The Tribune to...

    Senior Spotlight: Meet Luiceille Cargo

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    Luiceille Cargo (Christy Perry for The Cullman Tribune) Luiceille Cargo grew up on Sky Ball Mountain and went to Hayden School. She loved her 14...