Obituaries, Church News, Local Events for June 25


Clifford Bradley Teague

Clifford Bradley Teague, 27, died Saturday, June 20, 2015.

Funeral services were held June 25, 2015, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Upper Cane Creek Cemetery.

Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include:

Wife - Randi Lee Teague, Fruithurst, AL

Daughter - Alexia Devyn Teague, Fruithurst, AL Son - Kohlton Russell Freeman Teague, Fruithurst, AL Mother - Gena Teague, Fruithurst, AL Father - Cliff Teague, Fruithurst, AL Sister - Mekishia Teague, Heflin, AL Brother - Geoffrey Teague, Fruithurst, AL Grandparent - Selita(Larry) Thompson, Edwardsville, AL Grandparent - Patricia(Tommy) Howell, Heflin, AL Grandparent - Joan Brown, Roanoke, AL Grandparent - Freeman Parker, Valley, AL

Pallbearers were Derek Wilson, Bubby Hallman, Chris Beason Donald Massey, Matthew Holland, Robert Morrow, Chris Orman Brad Orman, Steve Truschka, Ryan Miller, Patrick Stone, Tommy Amos, Josh Morrow, Anthony Skinner, J. Todd Hughes, Bobby Gay.

Mr. Teague was a native and life long resident of Fruithurst, Alabama. He graduated from Cleburne County High School in 2005. Bradley was a loving Husband and Father who loved to fish.

Church news

East Heflin

We pray that everyone had a great Father’s Day and that they remembered their Heavenly Father!  We had a great Father’s Day Breakfast with our children. We had a great service with two baptisms and two joining and two more coming in faith for baptism! Praise the Lord!

Bro. George opened to Heb. 11:7, “How to Become a real Man of God?” Noah was commanded to build the ark because a flood was coming. It took 120 years to preach and build the ark all while people didn’t want to listen. Noah was from a Godly family but he had to choice for himself when God spoke. You must have faith is God. His goodness, grace, and His gospel will last forever.

We must have a fellowship with God. There are warnings and we should fear him but love him. He will take care of you, your finances, and life if you turn it over to him. Fruit will come from God! Do you choose God or the world?

Happy Hill

Hello from Happy Hill.  Hope this finds everyone doing good.

 It was a special Father’s Day service at Happy Hill Sunday.   Cori Austin did a wonderful job singing ‘Daddy’s Hands”.   Breanna and Emily Thomas sang a beautiful song in honor of their dad, Richard.   Each dad was recognized and given a token of appreciation.  The “Youngest Dad” award went to Cory Sanders.   The “Most Mature” dad was Mr. Robert Norton.   Lenard Sanders was recognized for having the most family present. 

 Those on the prayer list are Carol Doyle, Earnest Bowen, Joyce Craven, Betty Hayes, Danny McElroy, B.F. Cofield, Billy Ed Cofield and Bradley Teague family.

 Consider this your special invitation to join us Sunday.......Sunday School - 10:00;  Preaching - 11:00

 Until next time, God Bless!


Any man can be a father but it takes someone special to be a daddy!


The old man had died.  A wonderful funeral was in progress and the country preacher talked at length of the good traits of the deceased, what an honest man he was, and what a loving husband and kind father he was.

Finally, the widow leaned over and whispered to one of her children,

“Go up there and take a look in the coffin and see if that’s your pa in there.”

Mt Olive

Brother Greg opened our services today with II Kings 3:18, “This is but a light thing”.  God hears our prayers, and things impossible to man are but a light thing to Him!

The adult Sunday School lesson was “Psalms of Praise”; several verses from Psalms were used.  We have to remember to praise God for answered prayer and for all His love and mercy to us!  Our hearts cannot be filled with praise and worship to God and at the same time be critical of others!  In the 2-6 year old class our lessonwas a review of the lessons of the last several weeks, the title was “We want to love Jesus”.

Mount Olive has a great group of Dads!  Sister April read a poem in honor of all the fathers.  Words can never really say how much a Dad means to his children!

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was Genesis 22:1-19, “Toughest thing a father had to do to obey God”.  Abraham obeyed God in everything; Abraham proved to God he loved Him more than Isaac.  I Samuel 15:22 tells us, “to obey is better than sacrifice”.

Tonight we welcomed Sister Martha Maxwell into our church family.  We love you, Sister Martha.

Tonight’s message was from Romans 12:1-3; we are not our own, we belong to God!

We have to live Holy lives no matter where we are!

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

Wise Chapel

Glory Sightings:  Over 178 families were served during Saturday’s food distribution, and Clancy returned from Camp Sumatunga. Bobbye Williamson and Pam Jackson joined us for Worship, as well as, the wonderful visitors.

Chris’s message was “Cause Daddy Said So” and Scripture was I Peter 2:9-10.

Trials will come in life, and it is important to whose we are. The world tries to define us, but we shouldn’t allow that to happen; especially, as parents we must teach in a way that God takes charge.

We are chosen people and we are blessed by God. We are not just something, “we are children of God!” We can try to change ourselves with words, but this doesn’t change our DNA. What is, is. Words won’t change the color of our skin, or where we are from.

Humans, we are what God says we are. No matter what, remember whose you are.

Remember whose we are. God is our Father.

Please remember in prayer:  Bill Clieno, Bobbye Williamson, Carolyn McElroy, Glen Williamson, Marty Neall, Mary Lott, Mary Truett, Marilyn Slaton, Michelle Smith, Ozell Benefield, Randall & Darlene Crawford, Shelby Yates, and Sue McManus.

Local Events

June 26


Kids Night Out at Oak Hill Baptist Church located on County Rd 823 Heflin will be held June 26 at 6:30 p.m. There will be worship, games and a meal provided. Pastor is Wallace Higgins.


June 27


Gospel singing, at Mt. Paran Baptist Church, located at 1201 County Road 40, Fruithurst, on June 27, at  6:00 PM ( AL Time ) Special singers will be “Prestige Quartet” from Talladega. Refreshments will be served, Pastor Wayne Pike invites everyone to join us for worship and fellowship.  For information Call 256-579-5263.