Willyne Hazel Ferguson

Willyne “Hazel” Ferguson, born Sept 15, 1932, passed away Tues, Jan 16, 2018 at NHC of Anniston.  Hazel was most recently of Heflin, AL.  But, she was a long time resident of Glencoe where she raised her family.  While in Glencoe, she was very active in her church, Glencoe First Baptist.  She served as Church Training Director, Sunday school teacher, Church Training teacher, Leader of the Bible Drill team and was active in the Women’s Group.

She also loved to be a counselor on the Mission Trips where she was able to help the kids grow in service to God.  Along with her service to the Church, she spent countless hours volunteering in the school system and helping with the local Cub Scout Dens.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Jimmie Ferguson, of Glencoe, her parents, Willis and Alice Layne, a son, Joseph Lynn Allison, and sisters, Sue Reed and Ruth JoAnn Nichols.

She is survived by her son Michael (Meredith) Ferguson of Illinois, a daughter, Darlene Bedell of Florida, and 5 grandchildren, Alice Elliott (FL), Amanda O’Brian (FL), Janet Bedell (FL), Jager Ferguson (IL), and Jaxon Ferguson (IL) and great grandchildren.

Her life celebration will be at the Chapel at Dryden’s Funeral Home, Heflin, on Jan 20, 2018.  Graveside services were held at Pine Grove cemetery in Glencoe.  The Rev Mark Cosby officiated the service.

Billy Charles Junior

Billy Charles Junior, 75, of Mooresville, NC, passed away on Friday, January 19, 2018, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center.  He was born on November 25, 1942 in Cleburne County, Alabama to the late W. O. & Lillian Charles Junior.  He worked for the Cleburne County Commission as a road crew employee.  Junior was a member of Liberty Baptist Church.  

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Frances Stogner Junior; son, Marty Junior (Michelle); sister, Barbara Hand (Max) of Bowdon, GA; brother, Albert Junior of Fruithurst, AL; grandchildren, Cameron Junior and Harley Bowen.

Services for Junior were held January 21, 2018 at Liberty Baptist Church with Rev. Eddie Graham officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 171 Johnson Dairy Rd., Mooresville, NC  28115 or Alzheimer’s Association, Carolina Piedmont Chapter, 3420 Shamrock Dr., Charlotte, NC  28215.

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Junior family.  Condolences may be sent to the family at


January 27

Mt. Paran Baptist Church, will have their annual ladies retreat. on January 27, at 9:00 AM (AL TIME ) Lunch will follow at noon, there is no charge, no registration required for retreat or lunch, just come and be blessed . The theme this year is,  “ AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS.” Kyla Rowland, from Morristown TN will be our speaker for the retreat. Kyla Rowland and Deliverance, will be in concert at 6:00 PM ( AL TIME ) that evening. The church is located at 1201 County Road 40,  Fruithurst, AL 36262 For information or directions call 256-579-5263.

March 22

Alabama’s Voluntary First Class Pre-K Program at Ranburne Elementary School will be having pre-registration until March 22.  You may go online to to complete the pre-registration form and submit birth certificate and proof of residence.  For more information, visit and see pre-registration info under First Class Pre-K.  Acceptance is strictly through random drawing to be held on March 23, 2018, at 12:00 p.m. at Ranburne Elementary School Office.  Parent/Guardian does not have to be present at drawing.  Notices will be emailed beginning April 16.


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.