Vinton Jackie Sprayberry

Vinton Jackie Sprayberry, 78, died Saturday, April 07, 2018 at his residence.

Funeral services were held April 10, 2018, at Dryden Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Chester Pesnell, Rev. Mac Prichard, and Rev. Donald Leggett officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include:

Wife - Virtie Mae Sprayberry, Heflin, AL Daughter - Vivian(Jeremy) Owen, Heflin, AL Daughter - Velda(Heath) Cash, Heflin, AL Daughter - Valorie(Brandon) Lambert, Heflin, AL Daughter - Valencia(Justin) Nolen, Heflin, AL Son - Vinton(Sarah) Sprayberry, Heflin, AL Son - Vandy(April) Sprayberry, Heflin, AL Son - Victor(Wendy) Sprayberry, Heflin, AL Sister - Lena Ware Sister - Margie Thompson Sister - Jane Kepler Grandchildren - 20 Great Grandchildren - eight.

Pallbearers were: Braxton Sprayberry, Cody Sprayberry, Brady Sprayberry, Justin Owen, Colby Kelley, Kyle Cook, Shane McAlpin, and Chase Rainey.

Honorary pallbearers were: Jackson Nolen, Eli Nolen, Emerson Nolen, Brayden Lambert, and Ethan Sprayberry,

Jack was a native and lifelong resident of Cleburne County. Mr. Sprayberry served as a Deacon and Songleader at Cross Roads Baptist Church and was Custodian of Ranburne Elementary School for 15 years. He never met a stranger and was a jack of all trades who smiled everywhere he went. He had a nickname of “Hop along Jack”. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Carlton and Addie Sprayberry, son, Vernon Sprayberry, and several siblings.


East Heflin

New EASTHEFLIN.COM is up and running but if you were giving online you will need to set up a new account as the old one was terminated. Mother’s Day brunch is April 28th 10:00am Bell House $10 person. June 15-17 is Youth camp! Sign up only $80.00 to go.

Bro. George opened to Acts 16:22-34, “What Must I do to be Saved?” Paul and Silas has been preaching and winning houses to the Lord! For this they were beaten and thrown in jail. That night, an earthquake hit opening the doors and freeing the shackles. The jailer had been hearing all the preaching and singing while the men were jailed. When he saw the doors open releasing everyone, he was going to take his life. Paul called out to him that the resurrected Christ in faith by trust.

The results were incredible as he was saved and you can be to. The jailer went home and told his family. He went from fear of government killing him to the salvation of many! Have you used your salvation to bring your family to Christ? Start today!

Mount Olive Church of God

“God’s Glory Return’s,” Ezekiel 43:1-12,47:1-12, was today’s Adult Sunday School lesson. When we’re saved we enjoy the blessings of peace with God , forgiveness of sin , eternal life . We feel the closeness of God’s Presence when we read our Bibles, pray , sing praises and worship . Ezekiel 47:11 says the miry places and marishes were given to salt . A quote by Vance Havner , “Salt seasons , purifies , preserves . Somebody ought to remind us that salt also irritates. Real Christianity rubs this world the wrong way .”

Brother Ronnie’s message this morning was on “Peace,” Roman’s 5:1-6. “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ “ (Roman’s 5:1). There is No Cost  for this peace , True Peace that comes from Jesus Has Already Been paid for ! Psalm 4:8 “ I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep : for thou Lord , only makest me dwell in safety.”

We enjoyed having Living Word Family Church with us tonight.  Brother James Roper brought our message from John 20:11-16, “When He Call’s My Name .” Mary was in a world full of doubt and fear and like us at times it kept her from seeing Jesus !

The moment Jesus called her name she was no longer searching for something physical in this world. We have to read our Bibles and pray so we stay close enough to God to see Him Spiritually !

To ride church van call (770) 842-1160 leave message .

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


April 22

Annual Alewine Laminack Sacred Harp singing will be held April 22 at 10 a.m., at St. Michael Church located on County Road 14 in Muscadine.

April 23

Revival at Mt. Paran Baptist Church will be held April 23-27 at 6 p.m. with Brother Darryl Robinson. There will be special singing each night. For more information, call 256-579-5263.

May 6

Homecoming at Mt. Paran Baptist Church will be held May 6 at 9:30 a.m. The Dalton Gang from Nashville, TN will be singing. A memorial service and dinner on the ground will follow. For more information, Call 256-579-5263.

May 29

Is your ServSafe® certificate expired and are you at risk of losing your food service permit from the local health department?  If so, the Food Safety Certification Course “ServSafe®” will be taught by REA Janet Johnson at the ALFA Building located at 112 Main Street S in Wedowee on May 29 and 30, 2018 beginning at 9:00 am CST both days.  A registration fee of $125.00 check or money order covers the cost of the book, study materials and exam.  For registration information contact Janet Johnson at 334-703-2237.  Clients may also register online at and follow food service link.  Pre-registration is required to attend the class.  Class size is limited to the first 35 registrants.  


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.

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.


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.


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.