People & Places: Fighting fires for 34 years
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Piedmont Fire Chief Jimmy Trammel has volunteered with the department since 1977 when he was still in high school. Photo: Alison Gene Smith/The Anniston Star
Piedmont Fire Chief Jimmy Trammel has volunteered with the department since 1977 when he was still in high school. Photo: Alison Gene Smith/The Anniston Star
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Piedmont fire Chief Jimmy Trammel, a 52-year-old retiree, has volunteered with the fire department since 1977, while he was still in high school.

Once he graduated, Trammel worked with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office for several years.

In 1984, he became Piedmont’s police chief, a position he held until he retired in 1991. Since then, Trammel has worked several different jobs around the city, including at a local funeral home and, currently, at a pawn shop near the fire department.

“The guy who owns the store lets me leave for a fire if I have to,” he said.

Trammel said he prefers having a variety of things to fill his days.

“I can enjoy retiring plus doing other things,” he said. “Doing something because you want to do it, it makes a difference.”

The volunteer chief said he plans on sticking around for a while, maybe a few more terms.

“I’m not getting that old yet.”

— Alison Gene Smith


Firefighters

1. Jimmy Trammell, Piedmont Fire Department

2. Scotty Duke, Anniston Fire Department

3. Gary Sparks, Oxford Fire Department

Attorney

1. Joe Maloney, Maloney & Vernon LLC, 805 Pelham Road S., Jacksonville, 256-435-5425.

2. Lori James-Brown, 1431 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4222.

3. Jerry Oglesby, 1310 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-237-6611.

Accountant

1. Edgar & Associates LLC, 218 E. 12th St., Anniston, 256-237-1773.

2. Michael Askew, 24 E. 12th St., Anniston, 256-237-1664.

3. Theresa Lackey, Edgar & Associates LLC, 218 E. 12th St., Anniston, 256-237-1773.

Local insurance agent

1. Margaret Hatley, Dormon & Reynolds Insurance, 1227 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-237-1768.

2. Mike Douglas, State Farm, 408 Pelham Road, N., Jacksonville, 256-435-6712, www.mikedouglas.biz.

Real estate agent

1. Joey Crews, Keller Williams Realty, 1805 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Anniston, 256-310-2294, joeycrews.yourkwagent.com.

2. Amy Angel, Keller Williams Realty, 1805 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Anniston, 256-241-1500, amyangel.yourkwagent.com.

3. (tie) Christy Benitez, Keller Williams Realty, 1805 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Anniston, 256-241-1500, ezhomesal.yourkwagent.com

3. (tie) Ken Butler, Keller Williams Realty, 1805 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Anniston, 256-241-1500, www.kenbutlerhomes.com

Banker

1. (tie) Anthony Humphries, NobleBank

1. (tie) Kathy Crump, NobleBank

2. Lamar Sims, Cheaha Bank

Nurse

1. Daniel Wade, NHC Place

2. Rhonda Brown, Jacksonville Medical Center

3. Debra Dunn, Calhoun County Health Department

Deputy sheriff

1. Matthew Wade, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

2. Dan Malloy, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

3. Carter Allen, Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Police officer

1. Clint Parris, Anniston Police Department

2. Robert Cox, Oxford Police Department

Public official

1. Larry Amerson, Calhoun County Sheriff

2. Leon Smith, Oxford Mayor

3. Eli Henderson, Calhoun County Commissioner

Religious leader

1. Dr. Roland Brown, Golden Springs Baptist Church, 3 Robertson Road, Anniston, 256-236-1325

2. Dr. Rick Reaves, Hill Crest Baptist Church, 5117 Post Oak Road, Anniston, 256-236-1464

3. Wayne Dunaway, Ohatchee Church of Christ, 3227 Alabama 62, Ohatchee, 256-892-0011

Place of worship

1. Hill Crest Baptist Church, 5117 Post Oak Road, Anniston, 256-236-1464, www.experiencehillcrest.com.

2. Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1205 Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-236-5628, www.parkermemorial.com.

3. West Anniston Baptist Church, 901 Carter St., Anniston, 256-236-4835.

Church choir

1. Hill Crest Baptist Church, 5117 Post Oak Road, Anniston, 256-236-1464, www.experiencehillcrest.com

2. Parker Memorial Baptist Church, 1205 Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-236-5628, www.parkermemorial.com

3. Anniston First United Methodist Church

1400 Noble St., Anniston, 256-236-5605, www.annistonfirst.org.

Place to work

1. Sarrell Dental Center, 230 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-741-7340, www.sarrelldental.org

2. AT&T

3. NHC Place, 1335 Greenbrier Road, Anniston, 256-835-3959, www.nhcplaceanniston.com.

Neighborhood

1. (tie) Buckhorn, Weaver

1. (tie) Indian Oaks, Saks

2. Sherwood Forrest, Oxford

Apartment complex

1. Cane Creek Apartment Community in McClellan, 17 Shipley Road, Anniston, 256-820-9810, www.canecreekapartments

2. Grove Apartments, 351 Nisbet St. N.W., Jacksonville, 256-782-1285, www.gogrove.com

3. Indian Hills Apartments, 1436 Nocoseka Trail, Anniston, 256-831-7462, www.indianhillsapts.net.

Hotel

1. The Victoria Inn, 1604 Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-236-0503, www.thevictoria.com

2. Hilton Garden Inn, 280 Colonial Drive, Oxford, 256-831-0083, www.hiltongardeninn.hilton.com

3. Hampton Inn, 210 Colonial Drive, Oxford, 256-831-8958, www.hamptoninn.hilton.com.

Chiropractor

1. Tony Bolton, Bolton Chiropractic Center, 1401 Hillyer Robinson Parkway, Anniston, 256-835-3511

2. Ron Wheeler, Wheeler Chiropractic Clinic, 708 Wilmer Ave., Anniston, 256-238-8300, www.wheelerchiroclinic.com

3. Paul Ryan, Ryan Chiropractic, 655 Creekside Dr., Oxford, 256-832-0077

Dentist

1. Sarrell Dental Center, 230 E. 10th St., Anniston, 256-741-7340, www.sarrelldental.org.

2. Don King, 420 Snow St., Oxford, 256-831-3432.

3. David Cummings, 1127 Leighton Ave., Anniston, 256-237-2851.

Cosmetic/plastic surgery

1. Ken Urquhart, Urquhart & Stewart Plastic Surgery, Medi-Spa & Laser Center, 171 Town Center Drive, Anniston, 256-237-1625, www.urquhartstewart.com

2. Shelley Ray, Prestige Medical Spa, 1419 Hamric Drive, E., Oxford, 256-241-6772, www.prestigemedicalspa.com.

3. Jason Jack, Birmingham Plastic Surgery, 2000 Stonegate Trail, Birmingham, 250-298-8660, www.birminghamspecialists.com.

Cosmetic/plastic surgery

1. Ken Urquhart, Urquhart & Stewart Plastic Surgery, Medi-Spa & Laser Center, 171 Town Center Drive, Anniston, 256-237-1625, www.urquhartstewart.com

2. Shelley Ray, Prestige Medical Spa, 1419 Hamric Drive, E., Oxford, 256-241-6772, www.prestigemedicalspa.com.

3. Jason Jack, Birmingham Plastic Surgery, 2000 Stonegate Trail, Birmingham, 250-298-8660, www.birminghamspecialists.com.

Doctor/physician

1. Shan Young, 1701 Pelham Road, S., Jacksonville, 256-435-1399, www.shanyoung.com.

2. (tie) David Chalk, Anniston Family Practice, 400 E. Eighth St., Anniston, 256-237-8527

2. (tie) Shelley Ray, Prestige Medical Spa, 1419 Hamric Drive E., Oxford, 256-241-6772. www.prestigemedicalspa.com

2. (tie) Vance Moore, Oxford Family Practice, 6 Allen Parkway, Oxford, 256-831-7100

Pharmacist

1. Nancy Schewanick, NHC Healthcare, 2300 Coleman Road, Anniston, 256-831-5730

2. Paul Graham, Downey Drug, 6312 U.S. Highway 431, Alexandria, 256-820-4541

3. Bob Slay, Walmart, 5560 McClellan Blvd., Anniston, 256-820-3326

Massage therapist

1. Debbie Babcock, Prestige Medical Spa, 1419 Hamric Dr. E., Oxford, 256-241-6772, www.prestigemedicalspa.com

2. Amy Leahey, Licensed Massage Therapy Associates, 313 Snow St., Oxford, 256-831-2450

Auto salesperson

1. Tim Hodges, J.D. Byrider, 916 S. Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-237-2221

2. Rob Jones, Sunny King Toyota, 2570 U.S. Hwy 78 E., Anniston, 800-365-3001

3. Billy Newman, Cooper Chevrolet Buick, 1300 S. Quintard Ave., Anniston, 256-236-4481.

Home interior decorator

1. Scott Skinner, STS Decorating Consultant, Anniston, 256-591-7148.

Hearing professional

1. Beatrice Smith, Anniston Ear Nose and Throat, 901 Leighton Ave., Suite 601, Anniston, 256-236-4426.

2. Wright Hearing Center, 1990 U.S. 78 E., Oxford, 256-831-2292.

3. Paul Stephens, 1323 Hamric Drive E., Oxford, 256-835-8837.
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