William Charles Bain

William "Willie" Charles Bain, 39, died September 24, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, September 28, 2017, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Roland Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Pinetucky Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 Survivors include:

Mother - Janice Bain, Heflin, AL

Sister - Donna (Richard) Nelson, Heflin, AL Sister - Krista (Efrain) Partida, Heflin, AL Brother - Jimmy Bain, Anniston, AL Pallbearers will be Dylan Brown, Joshua Bain, Jacob Bain, Jonathan Bain, Tyler Pilkington, Joseph Pilkington, Austin Partida and Mark Moore.

Willie was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County. Willie was a graduate of CCHS and after graduation attended the Cleburne ATC. Willie spent his spare time putting together puzzles, listening to music, doing yard work and spending time with his nieces and nephews. Willie loved everyone he met. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Ray Bain.

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to: Cleburne ATC 15386 Hwy 78 Fruithurst, AL 36262.

Donald E. Breed

Donald E. "Donnie" Breed, 68, of Heflin, AL., passed unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at UAB Hospital.

 Funeral services were held September 23, 2017 at Dryden Funeral Home with Doug Prestridge officiating.

Mr. Breed is survived by his wife, Elaine; daughter, Jennifer (Josh) Patterson; grandson, Zane Patterson; mother, Clara Jo Breed; sister, Dona (Tyrus) Morgan; brother, Kenneth Breed; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Donnie was a native of Cleburne County and resided in Heflin his entire life. He himself was a Heflin Tiger and remained a loyal fan throughout his life. He was a Vietnam Army Veteran who returned home and made it a point to create a prosperous and comfortable life. He earned his Associates degree in business and was employed by Crowntuft Manufacturing for many years. In 2003, Donnie opened his business in Hollis Crossroads and was successful there until his retirement in 2013. He was an extreme Alabama fan who never missed a game. Not long after his retirement, he gained a name that will forever be the name that gave him the greatest happiness-Pawpaw.

He was a loving, caring, great man, husband, daddy, Pawpaw, brother, son, and uncle. He was preceded in death by his father, Horace Breed; brother, Jimmy Breed; and sister, Janet Breed Nolen.

 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate to Vietnam Veterans of America for Agent Orange Research. Vietnam Veterans of America 8719 Colesville Rd. Suite 100 Silver Springs, MD 20910.

Robert Jarrell

Robert "Frog" Jarrell, 71, died Friday, September 22, 2017 at his residence.

Funeral services were held September 24, 2017, at Heflin Baptist Church with the Rev. Brent Thompson, Rev. Mike Holcombe, and Rev. Cody Hale officiating. Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 Survivors include:

Wife - Carolyn B. Jarrell, Heflin, AL

Daughters - Angie (Brent) Thompson, Heflin, AL and Shelley (Chad) Roberts, Bremen, GA Sons - Tony (Melissa) Jarrell, Falcon, CO and Brandon (April) Jarrell, Heflin, AL Sisters - Janie Holt, Heflin, AL and Marsha White, Bowdon, GA Brothers - Bobby (Janice) Jarrell, Roopville , GA., Tommy (Juanita) Jarrell, Boaz, AL., James (Cheryl) Jarrell, Heflin, AL., Clint (Deb) Jarrell, Heflin, AL and Roy (Linda) Jarrell, Heflin, AL Sister in laws - Barbara Jarrell and Lorie Beason Grandchildren - Kaitlyn Thompson, Skye Jarrell, Hanna Jarrell, Preston Jarrell, Brooklyn Thompson, Paige Jarrell, Avery Roberts, Tanner Jarrell, Houston Jarrell, Garrett Jarrell,  Addison Roberts and Grant Jarrell.

Pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.

Robert was a native and resident of Cleburne County for most of his life.

Frog was a brick mason and was owner and operator of Baja Masonry. He was a member of Iron City Baptist Church. Robert was operations manager for WPIL, Heflin's Radio Station for 12 years. Robert had a heart for Jesus and sharing the gospel and a love for people, like no other. He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Maebell Jarrell and brothers, Homer and Nathan Jarrell.

Richard Huey Smith

Richard Huey Smith, 73, of Heflin, gained his angel wings on September 22, 2017.

He was born January 19th, 1944 to the late Leo and Dolly Smith. He was the youngest of three boys. He graduated from Saks High School in1961. Richard married Dorothy Hudgins Hollis in 1970, and together they raised their two daughters. His talents were many, he was a successful machinist until he retired.

Richard was the epitome of what a church member and follower of Christ should be. He was a true example of, if a Bible is falling apart, the person holding it was not. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, grandfather, and friend. His friendliness and kindness to all people and his devotion and love towards the Lord and his earthly family and friends are a tribute to the beauty of his heart and soul. He loved his family more than anything.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, James Leo and Donald Wayne. He leaves behind his sweetheart, Dot, and their two daughters, Donna and Meredith. He leaves two sons-in-law, Ray and Michael.

He is also survived by five grandchildren, Caitlyn, Lauryn, Ben, Jager, and Jaxon, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held September 26th at 11 a.m.  at Heflin First United Methodist Church with officiating by Dr. Glenn Conner and Dr. Michael Burgess.  Interment followed at Chulafinnee Methodist Church Cemetery following the church service.

Pallbearers were Eddie Grubs, Kerry Poland, Jager Ferguson, John-Wesley Kent, Donald Dewberry, Greg Thompson, Gene James, Gene Daugherty, and Lynwood Williamson. Honorary Pallbearers were Tommy Gaines, Horace Perry, Glea Sarrell, Hugh Walker, Jaxon Ferguson, Jim Morris, and members of the Men's Breakfast Group.

Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to Heflin First United Methodist Church earmarked Men's Breakfast Group.


Mount Olive Church of God

Our Adult Sunday School lesson today was “Jesus Christ, Master Of All , Luke 8:22-39. No matter how strong a Christian we are , we all struggle to have faith at time’s.  No matter what we face Jesus Christ is in control. When we belong to Him , He remain’s faithful to us .He come’s to where we are to help us . All of us can tell the Great thing’s Christ has done for us .

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was from 1 Corinthians 10:13 , “God Is Faithful !”  All of us have been through a valley when we’ve felt all alone but there are three that are alway’s with us Father , Son and Holy Ghost ! A little girl reciting Psalm 23 said “ The Lord Is my Shepherd He’s all I want !”

Brother Cecil Price opened our service’s tonight with Psalm 100:4 , All of us have something to be thankful for . God has us , He will take care of us !

Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was from Matthew 7:7-8, “Ask and it shall be given unto you .” The Greatest Thing God gave us was saving our soul’s while we were sinner’s ! All are welcome to come to the throne of God ! There is nothing we can ask or need that God cannot handle ! God give’s to us like a parent would a child.

Our Church has enjoyed a Great Time Of Worship with several from Living Word Family Church . Brother James Roper will bring our message Sunday Night October 1 at 5 pm .

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

The Church at Pleasant Grove

The bounce house once full of squealing laughter is now deflated, the fellowship table once full of good food is now clean, the yard once full of games of all kinds are now packed away, the Kids Cove once full of 18 kiddos is now quiet, and the pews once full of 83 worshippers now stand empty awaiting to be filled again next Sunday. We are simply covered over by His provision.  What a blessing God gave us that day.

To all who came out September 10th: Our FRANtastic Sunday was so much fun!  We are grateful to have met sooo many new friends. I say I am amazed, though I shouldn’t be. It has been God’s Will from the beginning that we should meet and connect with so many great folks. We sure hope you sensed the power of the Holy Spirit here and felt at home with us.  We certainly hope to see you again very soon.

To our members and volunteers: Thank you for all the hard work and dedication you guys put into this FRANtastic Sunday. So many gave sacrificially in preparation for that day and we cannot thank you enough. I know you guys have been praying over your Friends, Relatives, Associates and Neighbors these past few weeks and your commitment to do so was evident. We love you guys!

This Sunday we will be continuing our sermon series entitled “Did You Know”.  Bro. Jason will be highlighting excerpts from “What Every Christian Ought to Know” by Adrian Rogers.  See you there!  Come join us one Sunday.  We’re just ordinary folks serving an extraordinary God!

The Daily Nugget

As we continue to evaluate this wonderful benefit package from the Lord, we pick up here at the end of verse 4.  He crowneth us with lovingkindness and tender mercies.  Last week we discussed the benefit of being redeemed of the Lord.  

The same verse expresses how that the Lord floods our life with “lovingkindness”.

 This word means favor.  Oh my friend, it is by God’s sovereign favor that we are a saved child of God.  Then our word “mercies” means pity.  If it had not been for the Lord’s chosen favor and if it had not been for the pity God had on our souls then we would forever be lost in the damnation of eternal destruction.  

We are guilty as fleshly humans of soon forgetting this chosen favor and this personal pity that the sovereign God of the universe had on our lives.  

Without His hand of rescue my friend we would be doomed forever.  

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.  Glory Hallelujah!  

We are forever indebted to this wonderful and merciful Saviour.  And then in verse 5 we are reminded how He “satisfieth”.

 As humans, we are quickly captured in attention when food is mentioned.  Maybe this is why He chooses to use the mouth as an illustration here.  He also uses the eagle as illustration of the subject at hand.

The eagle goes through a state of weakness called moating.  It would pay you to study the life of the eagle…very powerful comparison to the Christian life.  When the eagle is amidst this time of weakness, then other eagles will bring him fresh meat.  If he chooses to eat this meat then he will regain his strength and his youth will be renewed and he will be strengthened and is able to go on many more years flying above it all in great glory.

 My friend, the Lord is so gracious to send us fresh meat from the Word in our times of weakness.  Isn’t it amazing how that He will send us a word from the Word that matches our need for the time in which we are living?!  He knows the storm we are amidst.  

He knows the trial we are enduring.  He knows where our slightest weakness is arising.  And He sends fresh meat to satisfy our very soul.  Bless the name of the Lord!

 He is a wonderful God isn’t He? He can renew the weakest Christian to the point of a fresh and strengthened new start with a word from the Word.  1Corinthians 1:18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.  Amen.  

Pastor David Phillips, Amazing Grace Baptist Church, 27440 Hwy. 431, Wedowee, AL.


September 28

HNH Immunization Inc. will be at Cleburne County Schools on 9/29/17 to provide flu vaccine to all consented school children regardless of health insurance coverage. Flu vaccines are provided at no cost to students.  Students with private insurance or Medicaid will be provided the vaccine with no out of pocket cost. Permission forms have been sent home. If you are in need of a form you can call school or have your student bring one home

September 30

Benefit Singing and Barbecue for Lee Ginn will be held September 30 at 10:00 A.m. - 7:00 P.m. Cst, at The Bama Breeze, 21100 County Road 49, Muscadine. There will be barbecue sandwiches, plates, and barbecue stuffed potatoes. Boston butts are available for presale for $30.00 from any member of Muscadine Baptist Church. Orders must be placed by September 24. Entertainment will be provided all day by Carter-Robertson Band, Heartfelt, The Johnson Family, Amy Whitman Cordel, Terry & Rhonda Wooten, Jeffery Hulsey, Tried And True, and others Bring your lawn chairs. For more information, contact Tawanna Vaughn Gibson At 770-480-0823.

Lee is the 14 year old son of Scott and Sally Ginn of Bremen Georgia.  His grandparents are David & Linda Ginn of Fruithurst, AL, Melissa Spake of Bremen,  GA and Ruby Shackleford of Bremen, GA.  Lee has a seizure disorder and has been hospitalized several times. All contributions will be greatly appreciated and can be sent to the following address:  Lee Ginn Benefit, C/O Muscadine Baptist Church, Post Office Box 22, Muscadine, Al 36269.

Germany family reunion will be held Sept.30 at 11 a.m., at the Daviston Community Center bring covered dish.

October 1

Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church will be celebrating Homecoming October 1st at 11am cst, followed by a fellowship meal and then more singing. The singers will be the 2016 Diamond Award Sunrise Christian country group of the year “The Drummond Family Band”  

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.