Glenda Key Milstead

Glenda Key Milstead, 74, died Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at Stringfellow Hospital.

Funeral services were held February 16, 2018, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Holcombe officiating. Burial followed in Union Hill Cemetery in Wedowee.

Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 Survivors include:

Son - Chuck(Dana) Milstead

Daughter - Terri(Gene) Sanders

Sister - Evelyn Snider

Sister - Sandra Williams

Brother - Lawrence Key

Grandchildren - Brandi(Keith) Holloway, Kyle(Sommer) Simons, Emily(Tracy) Aldridge, Stormie Sanders, Kaleigh Baker, Nicole Sanders, Kevin Baker, Jacob Cofield, Jordan Sanders, Chandler Milstead, and Avery Milstead.

Great Grandchildren - Aidan Johnson and Lilly Duffie.

Pallbearers were: Robert Milstead, Wesley Wright, Kim Hester, Wendell White, Jim Key, and Roger Key.

Honorary pallbearers were: Carlos Hardin, Randel Key, Robert Sutton, Chad Milstead, Larry Simons, Bill Bergandorfer, and Ronald Reese.

Ms. Milstead was a member of Union Hill Congregational Methodist Church in Wedowee. She enjoyed cooking, gospel singing, and decorating for the holidays. Glenda was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Milstead, Sr., brother, Harold Key, sisters Geneva Sutton and Annie White, and parents Shellie and Lola Key.

Ophie Gore Wysner

Funeral services for Ophie Gore Wysner, 91, were held February 17, 2018, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel.

Mrs. Wysner was born to the late Clara Gable Gore and Phillip Gore on June 1, 1926. She was a member of The Church of God, Bowdon, GA. Mrs. Wysner was married to the late Jessie Ray Wysner.

Ophie leaves to cherish her memories, children, Fratus “Poochie” Wysner (Cathy, deceased) of Heflin, and Daniel “Goob” Wysner (Lesa Jo) of Heflin, four grandchildren, Summer, Sarah, Ari Jacks and Anderson Jacks, daughter in law, Jean Wysner of Heflin, great grandchild, Kallen Campbell, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Mrs. Wysner was preceded in death by her parents, Clara and Phillip Gore, husband Jesse Ray Wysner, daughter, Billy Sharon Wysner, son Freddy “Chub” Wysner.

The family would like to give a special thank you to Cathy Wysner, Lesa Jo Valdez-Wysner, Tom Owen, Nellie, Kenneth and Gary Howell, Mary Jones-Turner, Julie Langley, Betty Jones, Grandview Hospital and Meadow View Nursing and Rehab facility for the care they gave to our mother.

Mrs. Wysner was a loved lady by many and will surely be missed.

Ophie was a devoted house wife and mother and a member of The Arbor Day Foundation and P.E.T.A.. Ophie was an avid Alabama Football fan “Roll Tide”, loved baking, cooking, and family gatherings.


East Heflin

Pastor George Robinson opened to Gen. 13:14-18, “Just When You Need Him the Most”. We continue this week with Lot and Abram. Last week, Lot chose the fertile land but also an evil land. Abram today sees that when he looked out upon the land that God showed him he was really getting the best. It was full of blessings just as God had promised him. A major blessing was that his legacy would grow and grow.

God makes us promises but we have to be obedient to him! We have to live our life as he commands. God is looking for people to simply walk with Him. God wanted him to rise up, review his blessings that he was commanded to receive by faith. God’s will was consecrated by Abram’s act by doing what he needed to do. He responded to God in obedience and built an alter to worship Him! Every day we should get up and worship God!

Mount Olive Church of God

“God’s Design For The Family “, Genesis 2:21-24, Mark 10:6-9, Ephesians 5:22-6:4. Our Adult Sunday School lesson today shows us marriage and family was God’s plan. Genesis 2:24 “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife , and they shall be one flesh,” Conventional families according to God’s plan is almost non-existent in our world today. We have to teach children from a very young age right from wrong, how to submit to parents . Unity starts in the home .

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was “Wake up the sleeping Giant inside us ,” 2 Timothy 1:6-10. God had a plan and a place for each of us before we were born. It’s time for us to be what God created us to be ! Ephesians 3:20 “ Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us .”

Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was “Shout it Out,”

Psalm 150. Shout for joy , shout for peace - remedy to get over all darkness in life . We were created to Praise and Magnify God !

Psalm 150:6 “Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord . Praise ye the Lord.” Luke 19:39-40, “And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto Him , Master , rebuke thy disciples. And He answered and said unto them , I tell you that , if these should hold their peace , the stones would immediately cry out .”

Brother Ronnie’s number (256)-201-9444.


February 22

American Legion Hall will have a meeting on Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. All present and retired veterans are encouraged to attend.

February 23

Alabama Homecoming hosted by Josh and Ashley Franks will be held Feb. 23 at Liberty Hill Church at 7 p.m. Admission is free and a love offering will be received. Concessions and food will be served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Singing will be 11th Hour and Hope’s Journey.

February 24

Mt. Paran Baptist Church, 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst will have their Fourth Saturday night singing on February 24. Doors open at 5:30 PM concert at 6:00 PM ( AL TIME )  Special singers will be:  DIXIE MELODY BOYS from Kinston NC. There is no charge for this concert, a love offering will be taken. Refreshments served, invite all your friends and join us for an evening of worship and fellowship and great southern gospel music. For information or directions call 256-579-5263


March 7

New Harmony Baptist Church will host a area first responders meal on March 7 from 5-6 p.m. Chris Collins, Anniston FD Chief, will be speaking at 6 p.m.

March 20

Ranburne Elementary School will have its kindergarten registration on the following dates: Tuesday, March 20 from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CST; Thursday, March 22 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST; and Thursday, April 26 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. CST.  You should report to the RES office and bring your child with you.  In order to register, your child must be 5 years of age on or before September 1.  Parents must bring ALL of the following to registration:  Alabama shot record (must have shot record turned in by the day of school registration), copy of social security card, birth certificate, parent’s driver’s license, and 2 proofs of residency (one of the following: property deed, mortgage statement, lease agreement, or property tax statement; and one of the following: power bill, gas bill, water bill, or landline phone bill).

March 22

Alabama’s Voluntary First Class Pre-K Program at Ranburne Elementary School will be having pre-registration until March 22.  You may go online to to complete the pre-registration form and submit birth certificate and proof of residence.  For more information, visit and see pre-registration info under First Class Pre-K.  Acceptance is strictly through random drawing to be held on March 23, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Ranburne Elementary School Office.  Parent/Guardian does not have to be present at drawing.  Notices will be emailed beginning April 16.