Obituaries

Rodgers Guthrie Joiner

Mr. Rodgers Guthrie Joiner, 79, of Tallassee, passed away Aug. 29, 2014, at The Harper Center in Tuscaloosa after a prolonged illness. He was born ... Read more

Jason Andreau Thomas

Jason Andreau Thomas; a resident of Gulf Breeze, Florida, was born July 3, 1981, in Sacramento, California, raised in Wetumpka and passed away on Monday, ... Read more

Minnie Pearl Tucker

Minnie Pearl Tucker, a resident of Eclectic, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 at the age of 76. Funeral services will be held at 11 ... Read more

Billy Benton Smith

Mr. Billy Benton Smith, 78, passed away at his Wetumpka residence on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Crew Smith; ... Read more

Meaningless ritual

By Rev. Bob Henderson “Meaningless ritual!” That’s what I remember thinking as I watched an old news-clip of Pope Pius XII blessing a new, Italian ... Read more