Kenneth Wayne Arnett

Kenneth Wayne Arnett, 70 of Heflin, Alabama died on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at DCH Health System in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Born Monday, March 17, 1947. He was the husband of 41 years to Glenda  Fay Arnett.

Surviving are, daughter Angie (Shane) Cobb-Williamson,  sons, Wayne Arnett, Brian (Christel) Arnett and Chris (Felicia) Arnett, and  sisters, Polly Settlemire and Joy Clark and Foster sisters Vivian Bell and Bonnie Bentley, Ten grandchildren and Fourteen great grandchildren.

A Funeral service was held July 31 at Heflin Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Thompson officiating. Interment followed Ragan Chapel Cemetery, Ohatchee.

Mr. Arnett was a resident of Cleburne County since 1974. Mr. Arnett retired from the Cleburen County Area Vocational School as the Auto Mechanic Instructor. Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Horace and Stella Arnett, brothers, Clifford and William Arnett and sister, Faye Arnett.

Jerry Wayne Riddle

Jerry Wayne Riddle, age 67, Loving Husband and Father, passed from this Life to be with his Lord and Heavenly Father on July 27, 2017, after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife, Janie C. Riddle; mother, Christine M. Riddle; brother, Dr. Larry J. Riddle (Donna); sister, Debbie R. Skinner; daughters, DeAnn R. Hightower, Hendoly R. Michaels (Brian), Wendy L. Cash (Bobby), and son, Matthew S. Laminack (Lindsey),  Father-In-Law, John F. Coggin, his grandchildren: Kolby H. Bannon (Cole), Rachel E. Perry, Noah C. Lindsey, Alexander Kayd Hightower, Tucker C. Michaels, Brylee A. Michaels, and Will L. Laminack.

 Jerry attended Cleburne County Schools and graduated from Cleburne County High School in 1968. He attended Gadsden State and Building/Construction School in Atlanta, GA. He previously worked with J. W. Riddle Trucking, Moore Business Forms, and was later self employed in construction and plumbing. Jerry served in the Army National Guard for six years and always showed love for his Country.

Jerry was previously married to his high school sweetheart, Ann Haley Riddle for 32 years, until she lost her battle with cancer.

Jerry was an avid hunter, biker, golfer, enjoyed sports, and antique vehicles.  He was also a great mechanic.  His family was his life, and his church and church family were very important to him.  He was a wonderful Christian husband to his wife Janie for 14 years, and a wonderful father and grandfather.  He was an active member of Heflin Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, and also enjoyed mission work with the Cleburne County Disaster Relief Group.  He was also an active choir member.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Ewell Milton Riddle; brother, Michael Riddle; wife, Ann Haley Riddle; and granddaughter, Haley R. Capps.  

Funeral services for Jerry Wayne Riddle was held at Heflin Baptist Church on July 30, 2017.   Ministers were Dr. Larry Riddle, Rev. Brent Thompson, and Rev. Phil Morris.

Pallbearers were Charlie Cochran, Bobby Bailey, Joe Harlan, Glen Hyatt, Roger Hiett, James McDermott, Don Roberts, Phillip Roberts, Kyle Thompkins, Jim Tullis, Mike Vines, and Mark Vise.

Honorary Pall Bearers were Mark Riddle, Zach Riddle, Carson Riddle, Noah Lindsey,  Kayd Hightower, Brian Michaels, Blake Young, Brock Young, Mark Capps, Matthew Laminack, Shane Hiett, and Rusty Hiett.

To know Jerry was to love him.  He was a blessing to many friends and to his family.  Thank you Jerry for this journey, and we know that this is not good bye, but we will see you later.


The Dailey Nugget

As we continue to dig for encouragement here in Ps. 40, here in verse 3 the Psalmist explains some privileges and spiritual desires that overwhelm him.  To be rescued from a pit of life is a wonderful and powerful feeling, but then we realize the privileges that come with the rescue.  When a fireman rescues a person from a burning building he doesn’t just throw them down on the yard and walk off and leave them.  He will immediately begin to inspect them for injury and care for any injured areas.  The fireman will say words of encouragement such as; “it’s gonna be alright”.  In the background they see a burning building that’s collapsing from the flames.  And the fireman encourages them with; “it’s gonna be alright”.  My friend, when the Lord pulls us from a pit situation He doesn’t throw us down nearby and walk off!  He floods us with blessings and encourages us with His wonderful and powerful presence!  He reminds us that… “It’s gonna be alright”.  Our verse reminds us of these blessings.  “And he hath put a new song in my mouth”.  This means a newness and a freshness.  Isn’t it amazing how the newness of God’s wonderful grace never gets old?!  Isn’t it amazing how God’s glorious presence never gets old?!  Amen!  

The new song is a fresh new feeling of comfort that only He can give us.  And this “praise” he mentions means a loud praise unto the Lord.  When you are rescued from one of life’s pits you will automatically give Him verbal praise.  And then we see that this outward praise becomes a great witness.  Our personal celebration will show others the power of release that they too can enjoy if they would only surrender to the Lord’s will for their life.  My friend, your outward praise is not just for your celebration, it is a powerful and persuasive witness to those around you.  Hallelujah and Amen!  

Why not spend today looking for an opportunity to give Him praise and glory so that others can see the evidence of His miraculous work in your life?  Amen.

Mount Olive Church of God

Join us for Holy Ghost Revival with Evangelist Larry Hunt from Wilson’s Mills Church Of God , August 7-11 at 6:30 pm nightly .

Our Adult Sunday School lesson today was “ Put Faith Into Action ( Rahab)” Joshua 2:1-24,6:22-25,Matthew1:5-6,Hebrew’s 11:31,James 2:14-26.

Rabab risked her life and put her faith into action to save the Israelite spies , in doing so she saved herself and family . God see’s our heart’s and what each of us can become , He Never hold’s our past against us ! James 2:17 “Even so Faith , if it hath not work’s , is dead, being alone.”

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was from Psalm 18:20-30. God will reward us according to our righteousness, separate from God we have no righteousness ! We only have to ask God once and have faith ! God only requires what we can do!

Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was from Isaiah 40:18-31. All of us have troubles but God is mindful of us and is able to bring us through. We have to have the faith to say “I’m still going to serve you God, even if thing’s do not work out as I ask .” When we wait we’re not sitting idle we’ve done all we can do and we are going to stand still expecting God to set us free. Roman’s 8:31 “ If God be for us, who can be against us ?”

Brother Ronnie’s number (256)301-9444.


August 6

Oak Grove Baptist Church will have revival with Gerry Cox on Aug. 6 starting at 5 p.m. and August 7-12 at 6:30. There will be special singers each night.

August 7

Mt. Olive Church of God will have revival on August  7-11, at 6:30 pm nightly. Brother Larry Hunt will be preaching .

August 12

Take a stand against Human Trafficking speakers Tajuan McCarty founder of the WellHouse and Ashley Anderson Development Director will speak on Aug. 12 at 5 p.m., at Rosie’s Gourmet 2 Go in Anniston. Tables are available for purchase. For more information call Shallon LeCroy 256-310-5172, Donna Williamson 256-310-5170 or Joy Frames at 256-252-8854.

August 19

Benefit singing and auction to support Will Alred and family will be held Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. - until at Rosewood Community Building in Fruithurst. For more information, call Tiffanie Alred at 256-201-2777 or Stephanie Alred at 256-201-6970.


Join Zion Church Of God located at 5317 County Road 82 Wedowee Alabama 36278 for “Refresh Service”  on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm with Brother Terry Richardson. Pastor Brother John and Sister Sandee Kilgore.


Celebrate Recovery Group meets at Beth-El Assembly  of God each Friday at 6p.m.  If you have a stronghold in your life: Pride, anger, pornography, gossip, worry, jealousy, addiction, control issues, etc. and you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired of it, this may be for you.  Please call Jamie B. at (256) 201-3135 for more information.

SWAT (Servants With A Testimony) meets at Macedonia Baptist Church each Thursday at 6p.m. If you have a stronghold of addiction in your life that you’re sick and tired of, SWAT may help.  Please call (256) 748- 4460 for more information.


The Full Circle Band plays every Saturday night from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm at the American Legion in Heflin Alabama.   Admission is $5.00 per person and no smoking or alcohol allowed.  Located next to the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 78.  Take I-20 to exit 199 and turn North onto Highway 9.  Go 1.4 miles and turn right into driveway.