Virginia Rea Dryden

Mrs. Virginia Rea Dryden, age 74, of Tallapoosa, GA, passed away December 18, 2017. She was born April 23, 1943 in Bessemer, AL to the late Shuler and Ola Mae Noe. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Vaughan Dryden; daughter, Vicky Lynn Young; son, Kenneth Rex Young; and siblings, Billy Noe, Betty Rose Noe, BeeBee Noe, Pat Noe, Fred Noe and Terry Noe.

Virginia loved being outdoors. She enjoyed working in the garden, cooking and spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter.

She is survived by her granddaughter, Jennifer Young and Jake Turner, and great-grandchildren, Tori Mae Turner and Jacob Dock Turner all of Adairsville, GA.

Funeral services were held December 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM from the Chapel of Miller Funeral Home with Bro. Tommy Allen officiating. Gentlemen serving as pallbearers were Scott Archer, Zachary Archer, Buck Dryden and Jake Turner.

Interment followed in Hollywood Cemetery.

Sympathies may be sent to the family by visiting:  www.miller-funeralhome.comMiller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa, GA

John Michael Norton

John Michael Norton, 40, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services were held December 16, 2017, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chris Jackson officiating.

Burial followed in Pinetucky Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include:

Mother - Jeraldine Norton

Father - Robert Norton

Daughter - Audrey Nicole Norton

Brother - Robert Wayne Norton

Grand Father - Robert Norton

Aunt - Janice Norton and Ann Byers

Friends and family served as pallbearers.

John was a native and lifelong resident of Heflin and attended Cleburne County High School.

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Mount Olive Church of God

Our Adult Sunday School lesson today was “Amaziah and Uzziah : The Foolish, “ 2 Chronicles 25:1-26:23. Pride is a condition of the heart that causes many disagreements and divisions . If we are to receive the blessings God’s Word promises we must hear, believe and obey the Word Of God ! Proverbs 1:23-33 tells us the consequences of not listening to God’s warnings !

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was “Spiritual Dry Spell or Drought ,” from Psalm 42:1-11. At one time or another in our lives we all experience a dry spell or drought . Sometimes their is sin in our lives, we are out of His will and He desires to Love us back to repentance. Other times it’s His perfect will so we can grow , we grow more in bad times than in good times . God wants us to want Him more than anything else , more than food, “as the hart panteth after the water brooks .”

Brother Levi opened our services tonight he asked us all to promise each other we will Love, have Peace ,Bind Together , dwell in Unity so we will be One in Love then we can see Miracles and Souls Saved !

Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was from Matthew 10:5-8, Freely ye have received, Freely Give.” We have to lift up Jesus , it is our responsibility to tell others they need to be saved . Let’s seek God, work together , go out and give the world what we’ve received !

May God Richly Bless Your New Year !!

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



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.