OBITUARIES

Floyd Robinson

Floyd  Robinson, 91, died Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Cleburne Co. Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mac Prichard and Rev. Kenneth Howell officiating. Burial will follow in Heflin City Cemetery.

Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM.

Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include:

Wife - Maelene Robinson

Daughter - Barbara (Larry) Story

Son - Donald (Linda) Robinson

Sister - Nellie Benefield

Sister - Rita Coefield

Brother - Hollis Robinson

3 Grandchildren, and 5 Great Grandchildren Pallbearers will be Tony Prichard, Tony Robinson, Steve Benefield, Mike Benefield, Jake Dryden, and Jessie Dryden.

Mr. Robinson was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County.  He was retired from the Anniston Army Depot.

    

Janie Weathers

Janie Weathers, 81, died Monday, October 2, 2017 at Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Pesnell, Rev. Benny Abney, and Rev. Gary Robinson officiating. Burial will follow in Heflin City Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include:

Daughter - Sandra (Billy) Driggers, Edwardsville, AL Daughter - Teresa (Ronald) Brown, Fruithurst, AL Son - Danny (Freda) Weathers, Heflin, AL Grandchildren - 6 Great Grandchildren - 13 Pallbearers will be:  Greg Price, Joey Price, Chuck Hanks, Ronnie Brown, Dusty Brown, and Jimmy Brown.

Ms Weathers was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County.  She was a member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Janie retired from Hubbard's in Tallapoosa after more than 30 years of service.  She was a precious and loving mother and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Rev Roy Weathers; parents, John and Effie Price; sister, Corine Hanks; brothers, Horace, Thomas, and David Price.  

Visit our website at www.drydenfuneralhome.com

CHURCH NEWS

Happy Hill

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

It was a blessing to be at Happy Hill on Sunday. The choir led the congregation in an uplifting song service. Sunday morning Bro. Daryl Robinson spoke his message from Hebrews 12:1, reminding us of the importance of keeping our focus on Jesus in the mists of life’s busy works & rests, trials & joys, temptations & deliverance. Sunday evening, he shared the message on examining ourselves asking, are we “All in” or doing just enough to get by as Christians. Using Roman 1:1-7, he taught us that we should mold our lives to reflect Jesus, making sure our identity marches the credentials as Paul listed in the Word. Using those listed as a blueprint to build our lives on and verify our identity in Christ. Are we serving our Lord as slaves, devoting our entire lives to Him?  Are we apostles, being representatives of Christ. Moreover, do we remember every day that we are charged at the day of salvation as Paul was, to use our ministry and gifts, given by God, to share the gospel through our words, actions, and lives to lead others to the Lord?

We invite everyone to join us for an old-fashioned church service at Shoal Creek Missionary Baptist Church in the Talladega National Forest next Sunday 10/8/2017. Sunday School @ ten is CST followed by Worship Service @ 11 am CST.  

Join us for a Chili Supper @ 5 pm CST and Trunk of Treats @ 6-7 pm CST October 29, 2017

Can we pray for you?

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

Service Times (CST)

Sunday AM: Sunday School at 10:00-Preaching at 11:00 am

Sunday PM: Discipleship Training at 5:00 pm-Preaching at 6:00 pm

Wednesday Night Bible Study at 6:30 pm

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HappyHillBC

Mount Olive Church of God

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

It was a blessing to be at Happy Hill on Sunday. The choir led the congregation in an uplifting song service. Sunday morning Bro. Daryl Robinson spoke his message from Hebrews 12:1, reminding us of the importance of keeping our focus on Jesus in the mists of life’s busy works & rests, trials & joys, temptations & deliverance. Sunday evening, he shared the message on examining ourselves asking, are we “All in” or doing just enough to get by as Christians. Using Roman 1:1-7, he taught us that we should mold our lives to reflect Jesus, making sure our identity marches the credentials as Paul listed in the Word. Using those listed as a blueprint to build our lives on and verify our identity in Christ. Are we serving our Lord as slaves, devoting our entire lives to Him?  Are we apostles, being representatives of Christ. Moreover, do we remember every day that we are charged at the day of salvation as Paul was, to use our ministry and gifts, given by God, to share the gospel through our words, actions, and lives to lead others to the Lord?

We invite everyone to join us for an old-fashioned church service at Shoal Creek Missionary Baptist Church in the Talladega National Forest next Sunday 10/8/2017. Sunday School @ ten is CST followed by Worship Service @ 11 am CST.  

Join us for a Chili Supper @ 5 pm CST and Trunk of Treats @ 6-7 pm CST October 29, 2017

Can we pray for you?

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

Service Times (CST)

Sunday AM: Sunday School at 10:00-Preaching at 11:00 am

Sunday PM: Discipleship Training at 5:00 pm-Preaching at 6:00 pm

Wednesday Night Bible Study at 6:30 pm

Check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HappyHillBC

The Daily Nugget

Proverbs 15:27  He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.

 Society of today has a motto of “more, more, more”.  We hear people speak of the American Dream.  The American Dream is the desire to be in need of nothing, to be filthy rich and to have people serving you as a god.  The American Dream is an actual nightmare.  Where in the Bible do we read that this type thinking is Godly?  The matter of fact is that the Bible teaches right the opposite.  Most people are not working to provide but to become rich. Our verse here in Proverbs 15 is warning of the detriment of greed.  A greedy person is someone who doesn’t want all the land… just what joins him.  A greedy person is not someone who wants all the money… just what he can get his hands on.  A greedy person worships stuff, things, and the prosperity of monetary terms.  

A greedy person’s home will be an edgy home.  A greedy home will always be an irritable home and a place of distant family relationship.  Dear friend, “a greedy man troubleth his own house”.  Be careful that you do not become addicted to gain.  Gain is one of the worst addictions of this generation.  Gain is a habit that requires more and more substance in order to be satisfied.  It is an addiction that will completely consume a life and destroy it over a period of a lifetime.  Friend, it is a slow, painful death.  Greed is a spiritual killer!  A greedy Christian will not be a spiritual person but a selfish person.  A greedy Christian will have an outward persona of an upstanding citizen, but with a little time this person’s real agenda will be revealed.  This greedy Christian will go to great extents to gather it all to their self.  

They are like a wolf with a fresh kill.  The last part of our verse means that a person that does not seek to be greedy and selfish will have a lively spiritual life.  Their home will be a warm place of spiritual comfort.  Their life will be filled with the joy of salvation.  Their pathway will be paved with contentment and grace.  Friend be very careful not to let yourself fall into the enemy’s trap that is baited with greed.  Greed is almost irresistible bait.  Seek God’s grace instead of the world’s greed.  Amen.  Pastor David Phillips

EVENTS

October 6

A benefit singing for Pam Padgett Hightower will be held October 6 at 7 pm at Heflin Recreation Center. Ivan Parker will be in concert. Also appearing will be Hope’s Journey. Tickets are $15 and 12 and under are free. This concert is a benefit to help Pam in medical and travel expenses during her cancer treatment in Birmingham. For more information call, Shyla at 256-310-1435.

Yard Sale/Bake Sale and lunches for sale  Friday, Oct.6th & Saturday, Oct7th, 7 a.m.- 2 p.m.  Liberty Hill C.M. Church, 77 County Rd 42, Heflin. (Chulafinnee Community)  Lunch menu- Chili, Vegetable Beef or Potato Soup, with cornbread or crackers, or chicken salad sandwich:. all include dessert and soft drink or tea. Lunches of two or more delivered to Heflin or Hollis  Sponsored by Women’s Fellowship Circle.  All proceeds to help the needy and shut ins in our community. call 256-493-3331

October 14

The County CleanUp Day will be Saturday, Oct. 14, for residents who are customers of the county’s household garbage collection service. There will be a designated space at each dumpster site for scrap tires. For more information, contact the Cleburne County Engineer’s Office at 256.463.2271. This is a one-day event only. No dumping will be allowed on Sunday.

Dumpster locations are:

Hollis/Chulafinnee - intersection of County Road 431 & Highway 431

Hopewell - across from New Hopewell Baptist Church on County Road 49

Turkey Heaven/Trickem - intersection of County Road 42 & Co. Road 855

Fruithurst – old wood yard just past railroad crossing on County Road 33

Ranburne – recreation field

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.

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.