OBITUARIES

Clyde Edward Braxton

A celebration of Life Service for Clyde Edward Braxton, 92, of Anniston will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm, at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston with the Rev. Mac Amis, Rev, Billy Wayne Morris and Rev. Bill Golden officiating.  Burial will be at Forestlawn Gardens.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service in the Parker Memorial Parlor.  Mr. Braxton passed away Saturday, October 14th, at NHC Healthcare.

Survivors include: son, Terry Braxton (Leigh) of Anniston and Mike Braxton of Oxford; grandchildren, John Braxton (Lesley), Clay Braxton, Stacie Braxton and Kyle Braxton (Natalie); four great grandchildren, Jeb Braxton, Avery Braxton, Hudson Braxton and Nash Braxton; brother, W.C. Braxton (Carol); sister, Joyce Piper and numerous nieces and nephews. The family acknowledges and gives special thanks and love to caregiver, Barbara Beason.  Special thanks is given to the entire staff at NHC Healthcare and Alacare Hospice for their care and compassion.

Mr. Baxton was preceded in death by her loving wife of 63 years, Jewell Lorene Lambert Braxton who passed away on Friday, October 13th. He was also preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Mable Braxton; brothers, Norman Braxton, Wayne Braxton; and sister, Frances Youngerman.

Pallbearers will be John Braxton, Clay Braxton, Kyle Braxton, David Hall, Ronnie Hall, Ray Hanson, Curt Piper and Paul Braxton.  Honorary Pallbearers will be great grandchildren.

Mr. Braxton was born in Evergreen (Conecuh County), Alabama and lived in Anniston most of his life. He was a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church where he was a member of the Street Sunday School Class. Previously he was a member of Glen Addie Baptist Church.  Mr. Braxton was retired from Interstate Roofing & sheet Metal Company after 36 years of service.  He was a Mason and member of Saint Johns Lodge 931 F&AM.  He was an avid outdoorsman.  He and his wife enjoyed traveling across the country with family and friends.  He loved spending time at the family farm in Cleburne County.  

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Parker Memorial Baptist Church.

Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com.

Lorene Lambert Braxton

A celebration of Life Service for Jewell Lorene Lambert Braxton, 84 of Anniston will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm, at Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Anniston with the Rev. Mac Amis, Rev, Billy Wayne Morris and Rev. Bill Golden officiating.  Burial will be at Forestlawn Gardens.  The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service in the Parker Memorial Parlor.  Mrs. Braxton passed away Saturday, October 13th, at NHC Healthcare.

Survivors include: son, Terry Braxton (Leigh) of Anniston and Mike Braxton of Oxford; grandchildren, John Braxton (Lesley), Clay Braxton, Stacie Braxton and Kyle Braxton (Natalie); four great grandchildren, Jeb Braxton, Avery Braxton, Hudson Braxton and Nash Braxton; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family acknowledges and gives special thanks and love to caregiver, Barbara Beason.  Special thanks is given to the entire staff at NHC Healthcare and Alacare Hospice for their care and compassion.

Mrs. Braxton was preceded in death by his loving husband of 63 years, Clyde Edward Braxton who passed away on Friday, October 14th. Mrs. Braxton is preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Flora Lambert; sister, Ruby L. Hanson and Eva L. Hall.

Pallbearers will be John Braxton, Clay Braxton, Kyle Braxton, David Hall, Ronnie Hall, Ray Hanson, Curt Piper and Paul Braxton.  Honorary Pallbearers will be his great grandchildren.

Mrs. Braxton was born in Heflin (Cleburne County), Alabama and lived in Anniston most of her life.  She was a member of Parker Memorial Baptist Church of Anniston where she was a member of The Joy Sunday School Class.  Previously she was a member of Glen Addie Baptist Church.  Mrs. Braxton was retired from the Anniston City Schools after serving as Food Service Manager at Johnston Jr. High/Elementary School.  She and her husband enjoyed traveling across the county with family and friends.  Her greatest joy came from spending time at the family farm in Cleburne County.  

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to Parker Memorial Baptist Church.

Online condolences made at www.graybrownservice.com


CHURCH NEWS

Happy Hill

Hello from Happy Hill. Hope you are having a blessed week.

We were blessed at Happy Hill on Sunday with an uplifting song service followed by Pastor Appreciation gifts presented to Rev. & Mrs. Mark Hilburn and Rev. & Mrs. Earnest Bowen by Bro. Chad Austin. The message was delivered by Bro. Mark from John 11:1-44 & Ephesians 3:13-18. reminding us of the importance of Faith in good and bad times. We should always have faith in God’s timing and strive to see Him and His plan in every area of our lives. Sunday night, Bro. Earnest delivered the message from Mark 5:1-20. He reminded us of how blessed we are not to be like the man called Legion, who was left alone to be plagued day and night by his demons. Unlike this man, we are never all alone with our demons. Jesus is always there and will come to rescue us from the tormenting demons, just like he rescued the man from the legion of demons.

We are encouraged to read and study on these scriptures, to examine what they mean to us.

Until Next Time, God Bless!

Email prayer requests to happyhillbc@outlook.com or call/text Holly Benefield (256)484-7038

Sunday AM: Sunday School at 10:00-Preaching at11:00 am/PM: Discipleship at 5:00 pm-Preaching at 6:00 pm

Wednesday Bible Study at 6:30 pm

Mount Olive Church of God

Your invited to join us October 30-November 3 at 6:30 p.m. nightly for Revival with Brother Silas Carver and family . Wonderfully anointed preaching and singing.

Our Adult Sunday School lesson today was “Jesus Offer’s Salvation,” Luke 18:18-30, 19:1-10. God sent Jesus because we needed a Savior to forgive our sin’s and turn our live’s back to God . When we follow Christ our commitment to Him should be our greatest priority. Luke 18:27 “And He said The thing’s which are impossible with men are possible with God .”

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was from

2 Samuel 9:1-13. Mephibosheth ( represent’s all of us ) was living in Lodebar ( represent’s where we all were when in sin). David ( represent’s God ) David showed kindness to Mephibosheth ( Jonathan’s son ) because of the covenant of friendship between him and Jonathan. God show’s mercy and grace to us for Jesus Sacrifice- Blood Covenant ! Sister June shared a quote she like’s “ When God is quiet during a test - the teacher is usually quiet during test’s .” Brother Ronnie added “But He’s alway’s close enough to see what’s going on .”

Tonight’s service was a “Healing Service.” Brother Ronnie read several scripture’s on healing : Matthew 4:23-25, Malachi 4:2, John 14:12 , James 5:16 , 1 Peter 2:24 , Acts 8:7, Mark 16:16-18, Isaiah 53:5.There is not anything to hard for God ! As Christian’s we should be the happiest, Healthiest people in the world.

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

EVENTS

October 21

Cedar Creek Baptist Church located at 13019 County Road 19, Heflin, Al., will host a Benefit Singing for Ricky (Chub) Butler on Oct 21 who is suffering from Stage 4 Colon Cancer beginning at 5 p.m. This event is to help his family in the many expenses of traveling to Birmingham three to four times a week for doctor’s visit and treatment. Special Singers donating their time and talents are Crystal River from Oxford, Almost Home from Heflin, Carter-Robertson Band, and Rev. Donald Triplett.

Fall Festival at Nances Creek Baptist Church Gym will be held Oct. 21 from 5-8 p.m. There will be soup and chilip supper, kids super slide and obstacle course, hay ride, face painting, fish pond, silent auction and much more. For more information, call 256-310-7216 or 256-453-2067.

October 22

New Harmony Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat on October 22 from 4-6 p.m., in the City of Heflin Park. There will be hotdogs, chips, games and candy.

October 26

American Legion Hall Post #19 will have a meeting on October 26 starting at 6 p.m. All members and veterans are encouraged to attend.

October 28

Mt. Paran Baptist Church located at 1201 County Road 40 in Fruithurst will have a “Fall County Festival” on October 28, starting at 2:00 PM AL TIME --- UNTIL Food, games, hay rides, bounce house, scavenger hunt, fun for all ages. Everyone invited call 256-579-5263 for more information or directions.

Fruithurst Baptist Church will have a Fall Festival on October 28 from noon- 4p.m. There will be prizes for best costume for children and adults and also prizes for best chili with a cake walk and lots of games.

Chulafinnee Baptist Church is having a Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct 28 from 4-6pm. There will be games, door prizes, hayride, hot dogs and chili. Everything is free and everyone is welcome. The church is at 6961 US Hwy 431.

Living Word Family Church County Road 49 , Fruithurst Alabama 36262. Invites everyone to their Bible Themed Fall Festival October 28 , watch for time next week . Pastor Brother James Roper .

October 29

Happy Hill Baptist Church presents Chili Supper and Trunk of Treats on October 29 with supper at 5 p.m. and treats from 6-7 p.m. cst.

October 30

Revival Mount Olive Church Of God , October 30- November 3, 6:30 p.m. Nightly . Brother Silas Carver and Family .

October 31

Trunk or Treat at Fruithurst Baptist Church will be held October 31 from 4-6 p.m. in the church parking lot.

Thursday

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.

Friday

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.

Saturday

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.