Richie and Me, Part 9

BY CARTER E. ANTHONY   Richie and I were good students. He and I were about the same grade-wise and we had a lot of classes together. Unfortunately, we didn’t always try our hardest. We made our best grades through the ninth grade and then we got our drivers’ licenses. I suspect Mrs. Hartley warned…

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The Greatest Generation

By Annie Crenshaw   Another light has gone out of the world with the loss of John Goodwin Little, Jr., on Feb. 23, 2021. Little, who died at age 96, was a member of “the Greatest Generation” – people who lived through the Great Depression and World War II, and then lived on into some…

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BUTLER COUNTY COURTHOUSE RECOGNIZED ON TRAIL

CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Courthouse recognized on trail   Courthouse Bonelli Jacobs   The City of Greenville and the Butler County Courthouse are listed on the National Votes for Women Trail. The Trail seeks to celebrate the diversity of people who supported the struggle for women’s suffrage. It collects sites from across the country to…

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Local man dies from two car wreck

From ALEA   TROY POST – A two-vehicle crash involving a pedestrian at approximately 6:35 p.m. Thursday, Feb 25, has claimed the life of a Butler County man, De’unte’vius Queshuntriel Truitt, 23, of Greenville. The crash occurred when a 2016 Nissan Versa driven by a teenager stopped on Alabama 10 facing east in the westbound…

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Spring ball is underway

Spring softball and baseball are underway in Butler County with all four schools competing hard. Several tournaments were hosted this past weekend in Greenville. Fort Dale Academy hosted a varsity softball and baseball tournament, and Greenville High School and Middle School hosted a varsity and JV softball tournament. Pictured, just below, is FDA’s Lily Van…

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On this day in sports history

BY COLIN “BIG C” MACGUIRE The Greenville Standard   This is the sixth article of a series ranking University of Alabama football teams coached by Nick Saban by Paul Myerburg of USA Today Network. The 2017 team was picked last. Losing to Clemson in the previous National Championship game was a motivation for Alabama. QB…

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MARY NEIL THOMPSON TUCKER DAVIS

Mary Neil Thompson Tucker Davis, age 96, of Fort Deposit, Ala., died Jan. 27, 2021.  She was born near Forest Home in Butler County, Alabama to her parents, Henry and Estelle Thompson.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her three daughters, Lynn Tucker Bartosik, Jean Tucker and Robin Tucker Roddy. She was…

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DONNIE RAY SCHOFEILD

Funeral service for Mr. Donnie Ray Schofield was held at Johnson Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 with Brother Randy Harvill officiating. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery. The family receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday, March 1, at the funeral home. Mr. Schofield passed at St. Vincents Birmingham on Friday, Feb.…

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SARAH WOOD FULLER

Sarah Wood Fuller, age 85 of Deatsville, Ala., passed away in her home on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. Graveside services were held Thursday, Feb. 25, at 12:30 p.m. at Sardis Baptist Cemetery with Chaplin Ron Beckham officiating and Dunklin & Daniels Funeral Home directing. Ms. Fuller was preceded in death by her loving husband, Perry…

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JOHN ALBERT GRIFFIN

Mr. John Albert Griffin Funeral service was held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. from Clara G. Hudson Memorial Chapel. Pastor Jimmy Lee Hunter officiated. Burial followed in Cook Cemetery, Ft. Deposit, Ala. John leaves to cherish his memories: his wife, Mrs. Nellie Ruth Henderson-Griffin, Ft. Deposit, Ala.;  his children, Latonia Kidd, Luverne, Ala.,…

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