Rev. William E. Jones

Reverend William E. “Junior” Jones, Jr. of Bremen passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Munford, AL, February 25, 1926, son of the late William Ewell Jones and Estelle Norton Jones.

Mr. Jones was in business with his father and was employed as service manager and car salesman at Buster Miles Chevrolet in Heflin, AL. In addition, He worked on the family farm for the first 70 years of his life. But he was most humbled and blessed by his calling into the ministry. He was ordained in 1967 at his home church, New Harmony Baptist, where he had served as a Sunday School Superintendent and deacon prior to his ordination. He pastored many Baptist churches in Cleburne County, including Bethsadia #1 (Abel), Happy Hill, Union Hill and Cedar Creek. He was also interim pastor at New Harmony Baptist Church. In Carroll and Haralson counties in Georgia, he pastored Eureka Baptist Church and was interim at Poplar Springs. In addition, he served as Vice-Moderator and Moderator of the Cleburne Baptist Association.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife of 49 years, Erlene Clay Jones and his second wife of 19 years, Jeanette Kirk Jones.

Survivors include a daughter, Sonja Jones Adams of Heflin; a son, Charles Wayne and Dianne Jones of Rainbow City; step-daughters, Gina Kirk, Miami, FL, Karen Kirk of Bremen, Susan Kirk (Michael) Reyher, Bremen, Lisa Kirk (Scott) Evans of Bremen, Anita Kirk (Greg) Yancey of Carrollton; grandchildren, Jonathan (Carrie) Adams of Heflin, Rebekah (Michael) Chambless, Fairhope, Charles “Chip” Wayne (Helen) Jones, Jr. of Pace, FL, Emily Jones of Mobile; five great grandchildren; stepgrandchildren, Moriah Kirk, Miami, FL, Emily Yancey and Maggie Yancey both of Carrollton; sisters, Genell Jones Gossage of Heflin, Jacquelin Jones (Carroll) Shealey of Jonesboro and a brother Harold (Mary) Jones of Heflin.

Services  were held January 13 at Bremen First Baptist Church with Brother Greg Yancey, Dr. Larry Riddle and Brother Herman Parker officiating. Music was furnished by Wayne Jones, the Kirk Girls and the church choir under the direction of Andy Fowler.

Jonathan Adams, Michael Chambless, Lamar Jones, Chris Shealey, Chip Jones, Tim Gossage, Charles Shealey and Mike Reyher served as pallbearers.

All current and former pastors of Cleburne Baptist Association and Carroll and Haralson Counties served as honorary pallbearers.

Interment followed in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery in Heflin.

The family requests that donations be made to the New Harmony Baptist Church building fund or cemetery or to the Bremen First Baptist Church Building Fund.

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Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen is in charge of the arrangements.


East Heflin

We were pleased to baptize Seth McBrayer into a life of Christ! Brotherhood will be Sunday at 8:30am for all men and boys to have a big breakfast together before Sunday School.

Bro. George opened to Gen. 11:27-12:3, “Accepting the Call of a Life of Faith”. Abraham was just a normal man, not perfect in any way. He lived in what was not a great place, but as a trading port, it was intellectual place. There was prosperity but it was perverted in serving many false Gods. The area ruined many a good person by its’ sinful nature.

Abraham wasted many years in this place. God had called him to leave it but he kept putting it off. We all are guilty of doing this same thing. Abraham needed to leave his home, relatives, jobs, and friends. By prayer, he did finally leave as God commanded but he took everyone with him. He delayed the call and the instruction to go now.

In the new land, God promised Abraham many wonderful years to come. He was given an opportunity to walk in God’s presence and to feel His grace. Will you wait to act? Will you go now when called? Nothing will change in your life until you do. Make the decision to step out in faith to serve God! 99% worship during called service but forget to do more in between the times.  It is time to change our lives!

Mount Olive Church of God

Brother Cecil Price opened our services today, he and Sister Melinda are a great encouragement to all who know them ! God Bless all who helped with Brother Cecil’s ramp !

Our Adult Sunday School lesson today was “Manasseh the Wicked,” 2 Chronicles 33:1-20,

2 Kings 21:1-16. Roman’s 6:23 “ For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord !” In His great Love and Mercy the Lord always tries to draw those who have gone astray back to Himself !

“God Transforms those who repent !”

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was “ He came looking for me ,” Genesis 3:1-13. When we sin our fellowship with God is broken . Hebrews 10:25 we have no excuse to stay out of church or disobey God ! Jeremiah 3:14 tells us the Lord is married to the backslider. Jesus always brings deliverance and victory. I Praise God He came looking for me , He Loves You No Matter who you are. He Will Come Looking for You !

Sister Bobbie sang “Bring my children home .” As she said “ our prayer should be to go home with the Lord.

Tonight’s service was one of Wonderful Testimonies!

As Brother Levi said “ We take for granted God’s presence He’s Blessed is with !” Brother Ronnie shared this quote ,

“ Always have eyes to see the best in people, heart to forgive the worst , mind that forgets the bad , soul that never loses faith in God .”

Brother Ronnie’s number 256-201-9444.


January 27

Mt. Paran Baptist Church, will have their annual ladies retreat. on January 27, at 9:00 AM (AL TIME ) Lunch will follow at noon, there is no charge, no registration required for retreat or lunch, just come and be blessed . The theme this year is,  “ AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS.” Kyla Rowland, from Morristown TN will be our speaker for the retreat. Kyla Rowland and Deliverance, will be in concert at 6:00 PM ( AL TIME ) that evening. The church is located at 1201 County Road 40,  Fruithurst, AL 36262 For information or directions call 256-579-5263.


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.

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.


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.


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.