Ludi Herman Griffith

Ludie Herman Griffith, age 57, of Fruithurst, Alabama, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018.  Mr. Griffith was born in Piedmont, Alabama, on October 28, 1960.  He was the son of the late Paul Wilbur Griffith and the late Iver Grace Smith Griffith.  Mr. Griffith spent most his career in law enforcement having served as a Deputy Sheriff with the Haralson County Sheriff’s Department, as well other law enforcement agencies.  He was also an Emergency Medical Technician and had worked for Hutcheson Ambulance Service as well as other EMS services.  Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Paul Arthur Griffith.Ludie was a jack of all trades, a man that literally had Hoe Depot on his truck and trailer, the tree cutter, grass cutter, welder, sign maker, the there for whoever needed him, hardest working, never complaining, and all around overcomer for whatever hurdles life gave him.. He was friend to everyone he met.  The love, compassion and kindness of his big heart was felt by everyone he came in contact with.  Ludie can rest easy now, for his work here is done and heaven is now your home.Survivors include his wife, Melissa McWhorter Griffith of Fruithurst, AL; three daughters and sons-in-law, Whitney and Jacob Holdbrooks of Tallapoosa, Rylee Griffith and Kenzlee Griffith both of Fruithurst, AL; two sons, Zach Griffith and Korbyn Griffith both of Fruithurst, AL; one grandchild, Piper Mae Holdbrooks; and a number of other relatives.Funeral services were February 25, from Mount Paran Baptist Church with Rev. Wayne Pike and Danny Hutcheson officiating.  Piano music was provided by Avery McWhorter.  A song selection was  performed by the Mount Paran Church Choir.  Interment followed in Mount Paran Baptist Church Cemetery. The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: Zach Griffith, Korbyn Griffith, Stacy Williams, David Griffith, Dobie Smith, Jacob Holdbrooks, Alan Kiker and Chris Mixon.  Serving as honorary pallbearer were Eric Tallent.

Betty Jean Price

Betty Jean Price, 78, died Sunday, Febr ary 25, 2018 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.Funeral services were held February 28, 2018, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Billy Kennedy and Rev. Trey Jeffers, officiating. Burial follow in Crumley’s Chapel Cemetery.Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Survivors include:Son - Cecil (Melinda) PriceBrother - Jerry SmithBrother - Timothy SmithGrandson - Josh(Brandy) PriceGrandson - Cecil(Jessica) PriceGrandson - Shane(Angie) McAlpinGreat Grandchildren - 6Pallbearers were: Josh Price, Cecil Price, Shane McAlpin, Jonathan Price, Rex Nolen, and Paul Padgett.Mrs. Price was a lifelong resident of Cleburne County. Betty was a loving mother and grandmother. Betty was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Price Sr., daughter, Gail McAlpin, two brothers, Neal and Charles Smith, and great grandson, Jeremiah Ezra Price.



East Heflin

Work Day this Saturday 8am – noon- all men and ladies come out to help Spring Clean! Invite everyone to family worship at 5:30pm Sunday nights. We would like to announce we have called TJ Martin to be our Youth Pastor beginning March 18th!

Brother George opened to Gen 14:8-24, “Faith without Integrity is Dead”.  We see Abraham hearing of his nephew Lot being taken captive by a king and knew he was going into war but knew he had to go in a Godly way. He knew he had have integrity and he acted when called upon. Through prayer first, he was victorious. Do you use prayer before battles?

We learn must have integrity in our worship also. Abram met king Melcheizedek who was forerunner before Christ, of God’s ways, priest of the most high God, and he worship with him God’s glory. You see God allows us to have all we have, thus we are to honor Him daily. Finally, we see Abram also had integrity in his wealth. The kings wanted to reward him with gold but he chose his people only. He left the sin of greed alone. In end, God rewarded him more. Are you ready to be rewarded also?

Mount Olive Church of God

“The Family Of God,” Psalm78:1-7, Matthew 12:46-50, Roman’s 9:6-8, Ephesians 2:11-18 was today’s Adult Sunday School Lesson. “ For whosoever shall do the a will of my Father which is in Heaven, the same is my brother , and sister, and mother.”(Matthew 12:50)  Jesus words were strange to the people, in their world extended family meant everything. To lose family was the most serious loss one could have. Just think : how much this shows God and Jesus Love for us that He would call us His brothers , sister’s and mother . We have a responsibility to pass on God’s Word so children can see their hope in God and keep His commandments.

In our morning service Sister Joyce and Brother Clarence both sang . The Holy Ghost invited all who were labored and heavy laden to come and find rest for their souls.

Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was “Convictions or Preference,” Daniel 3:1-7. Meshach , Shadrach and Abendnego  were three young men who would not make an excuse for even one time . They were thrown into fiery furnace for not bowing to King Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image . The king and his men saw four men walking in the fire the form of the fourth was like the Son Of God . Daniel 3:28-29 Nebuchadnezzar Blessed God and said “ No other God can deliver after this sort !”

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


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 17

All football and basketball players from 59-67 will have a mini reunion on March 17 at 9 a.m., at Heflin Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.

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).


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.