Travis Walker

Travis Walker, 71, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at Regional Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Hepsabah Baptist Church with the Dr. Roland Brown and Dr. Stephen Dempsey, officiating. Burial will follow in Hepsabah Cemetery. Dryden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include:

Wife-Eleanor C. Walker Heflin, Al.

Son-Scott (Melody) Walker Heflin, Al.

Grandchildren- Brayden, Austin and Ansley Walker Mother-in-law-Jessie N. Harris Heflin, Al.

Sister-Catherine (Kenneth) Forsyth Heflin, Al Sister-Dorothy Cook Heflin, Al Brother-Johnny (Sue) Walker Alexander City, Al Brother-Joe (Glyndle) Walker Heflin, Al Fur Baby and Companion-Jackson

4 Nieces; 7 Nephews

Pallbearers will be: Scott Walker, Austin Walker, Brayden Walker, Robert Watson, Charles Howle, Ronald Howle, Floyd Smith, Jeffrey Smith, James Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Ranburne High School Class of 1963.

Travis is preceded in death by his parents, Emmett and Lea Walker Heflin, Al.; sister Marie (Robert) Watson Heflin, Al. and Elizabeth (Kirby) White Heflin, Al.

Travis began his Insurance Career in 1962 working in Heflin, Al.; Altanta, Georgia and Birmingham, Al. before returning to Heflin in 1981 after purchasing Morgan-Genge Insurance Agency.  The name was later changed to Insurance Resources Center. Travis retired in 2011 after 48 years in the industry. He loved to cook; shop for antiques and most of all, spend time with family. "Pops", we will miss that infectious smile and laughter.


Mount Olive Church of God

The adult Sunday school lesson today was, “A generation that forgot God.” Judges 2:1-3:4. In the book of Judges we learn how God desires to walk in covenant relationship with us. When we disobey it takes us from Gods presence and brings sorrow. We have to live faithfully, we cannot conform to the world! When we share our struggles and God’s Greatness with the next generation we are obeying and being faithful to sharing the gospel.

Our morning service was one of prayer and Holy Ghost ministering to us! Prayers for healing and to be filled with the Holy Ghost were made! Thanking God in advance for the answers!

Brother Greg opened our services tonight. The choir song “Everybody will be happy over there”. As Brother Greg said “for eternity there will be no burdens to bare, no cares to worry about!” God is always drawing people to give them a second chance “.

Brother Ronnie’s message tonight was from 1 Kings 19:1-10, “There are no Lone Rangers in Gods army.” When we slack our responsibilities to God and His People we make the burden harder on someone else! When we have the Holy Ghost we don’t have to fear the devil. 1 John 4:4. Greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world! We have to pray and support one another, Love!

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


March 9

Cleburne County High School Drama Club presents:  The High Schooler’s Guide to the Galaxy March 9th, 10th, & 11th at 7:00 p.m. each night located at the Armory. Tickets sold at the door, admission is $5 for students and children, $10 for adults. Presale reserved tickets $15 front row seats with complimentary popcorn and coke

March 11

Benefit for Glenn Skinner will be held March 11 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at AI Baptist Church. Special singers will be New Reason, Tri-City and Almost Home. There will be hotdog plates and a cake auction. All proceeds will go to help Glenn wiht his medical bills for cancer treatments.

March 13

Revival at Muscadine Baptist Church, March 13th-15th, 6:30 AL time. Evangelist...Eric Snider, Pastor David Ginn. Everyone welcome.

March 25

Spaghetti supper to benefit Scott Norton and family will be held March 25 from 4-6 p.m., at New Harmony Baptist Church. Plates are $6 for dine in or carry out. If you would like to purchase tickets in advance you can contact Kay Yancy at 256-282-0406 or Misty Pointer at 256-282-7867.

April 8

County clean up days are set up for April 8-9, 2017, 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 Compliance Officer at 256.463.3824.

Dumpster Locations:

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 – parking lot of elementary school. NO DUMPING AT THIS LOCATION UNTIL SATURDAY MORNING AT 6 AM.


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.