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Frances Gamble Phillips – Obituary

December 15, 2011

Frances Gamble Phillips, 75, of Florence, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 at the Hardin Medical Center. She was a member of the Local #115 UAW and a Baptist. A graveside service will be held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at 11 a.m.  in the Jefferson Memorial Gardens, 1591 Gadsden Highway Birmingham, Alabama 35235. Mark Mabry will […]


Gilbert Raymond McClure – Obituary

December 15, 2011

Gilbert Raymond McClure, 86, of Florence passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. He was a retired glazier for Binswanger Glass Company, Nashville, Tenn., and a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, from 10 a.m. to noon at Greenview Funeral Home with the funeral service beginning at noon. […]


Colbert Site Off the Table, RegionalCare to Build in Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – RegionalCare Hospital Partners (RCHP) has abandoned efforts to locate a 300 bed hospital anywhere in Colbert County. Instead the Brentwood, Tenn., company, owners of ECM Hospital, ECM East, and Shoals Hospital, will apply for a Certificate Of Need with its proposed facility in Lauderdale County. Jeff Atwood, RegionalCare Hospital Partners vice president for […]


William Fred Mitchell – Obituary

December 15, 2011

William Fred “Billy” Mitchell, 79, of Rogersville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at his residence. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at Elkins East Chapel  Funeral services will follow at 2p.m. in the Chapel with Derrell Peck and Matt Burns officiating.  Burial will be at Butler Cemetery. Mr. Mitchell is […]


Empty Table Fund Helped by “The Cadillacs”

December 15, 2011

FLORENCE – The Salvation Army received a helping hand from a well-known group of musicians Wednesday night. “The Cadillacs” performed their annual concert for the Empty Table Fund at Regency Square Mall. The band, a mainstay of First Fridays in Florence, played a mix of country, bluegras, and some special holiday tunes. Band leader Dennis […]


New Arrests – Florence/Lauderdale

December 15, 2011

Click On Law & Order for the latest booking photos and arrests from Florence P.D. and Lauderdale County Shefiff.


James Dale Thigpen – Obituary

December 14, 2011

James Dale Thigpen, Jr., 31, of Lexington, AL, passed away December 9, 2011 of an extended illness. He was the owner of a heating and air conditioning business and a member of the Center Hill Church of Christ. Dale’s family and friends are so thankful for every blessed moment that they had with him.  He is greatly […]


Rutan and Allen To Build Space Ship From Huntsville

December 14, 2011

SEATTLE – Private spacecraft pioneer Burt Rutan and billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, Paul Allen have teamed up once again, this time in Huntsville. Rutan and Allen, whose SpaceShipOne was the first privately-funded, manned rocket ship to fly beyond earth’s atmosphere, are developing a revolutionary approach to space transportation: an air-launch system to provide orbital access […]


Elizabeth Ann Burns – Obituary

December 14, 2011

Elizabeth Ann Burns, 55, of Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at her residence. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Killen and a department manager of the Walmart store in Florence.  Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, from 6–8 p.m. at Greenview Funeral Home. The funeral service will be […]


Betty Jean Stutts Smith – Obituary

December 13, 2011

Betty Jean Stutts Smith, 74, of Killen, AL, passed away Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at her residence.  She was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. Survivors include: Daughters, Jennifer Beavers & Joe, Killen, AL, Darlene Eaton, Killen, AL; Sons, Mark Smith, Oxford, MS, Macey Smith, Killen, AL, Matthew Smith, Killen, AL; Brother, L.J. Stutts, Muscle […]


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