Thursday, January 29, 2015


Funeral services for William Tucker, 51, will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 31, at Round Island Creek Mission Center on Lucas Ferry Road with Corey Thomas officiating and Peoples Funeral Home directing. Burial will be in the New Beria Cemetery in Elkmont.


JVG @ 4:30 PM
JVB @ 6:00 PM *estimated time
VG  @ 7:00 PM *estimated time
VB  @ 8:30 PM *estimated time


Church of the Living God on Sandlin Road @ 6 pm. Featuring The Terrys and Carter Family. Donations go to assist an area man with stage 4 cancer and unable to work. For more information:
 256-221-2037 or 256-374-6332

5 & 6 Coed  

  9 am - Elkmont 1 vs Elkmont 4
10 am - Elkmont 2 @ Owens 3

10 am - Elkmont 3 vs Blue Springs 3
9 & 10 Boys
11 am  - Elkmont 2 @ Johnson 1
9 & 10 Girls
  1 pm - Elkmont 1 vs Elkmont 2

11 & 12 Boys  
  4 pm -  Elkmont 2 vs Tanner 1

  4 pm -  Elkmont 3 @ Creekside 3

* baseball parent meeting Jan 25@6 pm; new gym

*Track team sign up Jan 25 beside lunchroom door. Meeting during enrichment Thurs.

Team Fundraisers: Link with team name
Football and Soccer Teams Strawberries - due Feb. 9

Softball Applebee Pancake Breakfast; Feb. 7

Baseball Shirt Fundraiser - due Feb. 6


Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Lawrence Edward Farris, Jr. died Saturday at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Visitation is from 2-5PM Wednesday at Spry Funeral Home, Athens.

Mr. Farris was born August 25, 1953 in Lauderdale County, he was a Mechanic.

Survivors: Sons: Shay Farris, Athens; Lawrence Farris III, Florence; Corey Farris, Elkmont; Daughter: Tameka Farris, Athens; Step-Daughters: Tracy Goode, Huntsville; Angie Davis Renoso, Ft. Payne; Tata Kyle, Athens; Mother: Sarah Lee Eirven, Indiana; Brothers: Henry Farris, Indiana, John Thomas Farris, Indiana, Travis Foster, Florence, Mario Foster, Florence; Sisters: Mary Farris, Nashville, TN, Lisa Farris, Florence, Clara Farris, Indiana, Helen Farris, Indiana; 16

Grandchildren; Several Step-Grandchildren.


Gas prices may be falling but everything else but wages are going up.  This sad fact has caused one of our small businesses to close after this week.  

Devilicious will be shuttered soon so hurry and use those gift cards, grab a biscuit or buy that cupcake while you can.

We regret to inform our faithful customers that due to rising cost of food,and the demand falling, it is no longer feasible for us to remain open. This will be our last week at Devilicious so if anyone has a gift card please come use it! We so appreciate all the loyal customers that kept us afloat.

Starr Pepper

Tuesday, January 27, 2015


Lilly B. Johnson, 91 of Athens died Sunday at Athens Rehabilitation Center & SeniorCare.  Mrs. Johnson was born October 26, 1923 in Limestone County, she was a member of the Church of Christ.

There will be a Graveside Service 2PM Thursday at Roselawn Cemetery with Mike Webster officiating, visitation is from 12noon until 1:45PM Thursday at Spry Funeral Home.

Survived by Daughters: Dot Carter of Athens and Helen Curry of Elkmont, 15 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren.


The basketball season is winding down and here at Elkmont, we have a tradition of senior night.  Senior night is when we say goodbye to our seniors who participate in the winter sports and are recognized during the last home game of the season.

Montana Ray

Parents:  Devin & Amy

Siblings:  Jersey

College Choice:  Paul Mitchell School

College Major:  Cosmetology

Church:  Blackburn Road Baptist Church

Hobbies:  Cheerleading, activities with youth group and spending time with family

Clubs/Honors:  Senior Beta, Spanish Club, Homecoming Representative, Voted  Senior Class Most School Spirit 

Tori Williams

Parents:  Brian & Lori

Siblings:  Briley

College Choice:  Martin Methodist College

College Major:  Elementary Education

Church:  Elkmont United Methodist Church

Hobbies:  Cheerleading, Community Service, Church Choir and Youth Group
Clubs/Honors:  Senior Beta, Spanish Club, Mu Alpha   Theta, Limestone County Student Senate,  TRAIL, Class President, Class Favorite, Homecoming Queen, Cheer Captain,  Voted Senior Class Best All Around

Bailee Gooch

Parents:  Ricky & Pam

Siblings:  Brandi

College Choice:  Calhoun Community College

College Major:  Pediatric Nursing

Church:  Blackburn Road Baptist Church

Hobbies:  Sports and painting canvases

Clubs/Honors:  Delegate at Girls State, Wendy’s Heisman, HOSA, FCCLA, FCA, Senior Beta, Mu Alpha Theta, Limestone Co Spirit Award Nominee, Voted  Senior Class Most Athletic 

Joshua Carter

Parents:  Michael & Melissa

Siblings:  Christopher

College Choice:  University of Jamestown, ND

College Major:  Undecided

Church:  Blackburn Road Baptist Church

Hobbies:  Football, Basketball, Baseball, volunteers for Elkmont Fire Department
Clubs/Honors:  FCA, Spanish Club, Senior Beta,     Voted Senior Class Most Dependable

Rachel Adams

Parents:  Jerry & Susan

Siblings:  MaryBeth, Blaine

College Choice:  University of Alabama-Birmingham

College Major:  Biology, Pediatrics

Church:  Elkmont United Methodist Church

Hobbies:  Cheerleading, spending time with friends and family, attending church

Clubs/Honors:  Member of the National Society of High School Scholars, Senior Beta, Mu Alpha Theta, FCCLA Vice President,  Selected for the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientist Award of Excellence, Selected as a Ronald Reagan Student Leader Award Recipient, Homecoming Representative, Voted Senior Class Most Dependable

Jared Bailey

Parents:  Kevin & Missy

Siblings:  LeeAnn, Rhett, Chance, Ashley, Alexis, Allen, Ty , Gabriel

College Choice:  Undecided

College Major:  Undecided

Church:  Holland’s Gin Church of Christ

Hobbies:  Playing sports, watching tv, and doing chores for his mother
Clubs/Honors:  National Beta Club, FCA, Spanish Club,  All County Basketball (8th, 10th, 11th grades), All Area Basketball (10th grade), All County Baseball Honors, All State Football, All County Football, All Tennessee Valley Football, All Area Football(12th grade),  All Region Football (11th grade), Voted  Senior Class Most Athletic


Sunday, January 25, 2015


Jeffery Alan Dawson

Birth date: May 22, 1970
Death date: January 24, 2015

Jeffery Alan Dawson 44, of Elkmont,AL died Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Athens-Limestone Hospital, Athens, Alabama. Born Friday, May 22, 1970 in Scottsboro, AL, he was the son of the late Billy Frank and Phyllis Thomas Dawson.

He was a wonderful husband, father, uncle, and a friend to many. He was a member of Wooley Springs Baptist Church. He loved Alabama Football and played and coached baseball. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Frank and Phyllis Dawson and a father-in-law: Billy Wright.

Survivors include: 

Wife: Lisa Ann Dawson, Elkmont]
Son: Ryan Dawson, Elkmont]
Brother: Greg (Teresa) Dawson, Scottsboro, AL, 
Sister: Annette Hairston, Scottsboro, AL,
Mother-in-law: Louise Wright of Elkmont
Brother-in-law: Brian & Christy Wright of Ardmore, TN, and nieces and nephews: Melissa Doss, Cheyenne Dawson, Trevor Bass, Rebecca Hairston, Coltin Hairston, Brilee Wright, Zachary Wright, and Jaylen Doss.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 26, 2015 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, Alabama from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at Ardmore Chapel Funeral Home, Ardmore, AL, at 11:00 AM with Bro. Tony Boyles officiating. Burial will be in Pine Haven Cemetery, Hollywood, AL.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donation to The Hidden Place c/o Wooley Springs Baptist Church.