Rev. Robert L. Heflin Sr.

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  • "I fondly remember Rev. Heflin from my days in Anniston and..."
    - Racny Johnson
  • "Love you, Papa. Sleep in peace."
    - Kenya Thornton
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Rev. Robert L. Heflin Sr., 91, passed away May 10, 2016 at the Bethany House Hospice Center in Auburn. On Saturday, May 14, 2016 a Home-Going celebration was held in his memory. Rev. Heflin was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. James and Dora Fuller Heflin; three brothers, Ben, John and Tom; three sisters, Dolina, Lois and Lema Ruth; two children, Stoney and Walter Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Tavie L. Heflin; daughter, Annette (Alvin) Thornton, of upper Marlboro, Md.; sons, Rev. Robert Heflin (Jacqulyn), of Edgefield, S.C., and Thomas, of Roanoke; granddaughter, Octavia Heflin Smith (Bert), who he raised with his wife; sisters, Jimmie Grier, of Roanoke, and Ida Houston, of New York, N.Y.; sisters-in-law, Grace Davis and Ida Mitchell; brother-in-law, Tobie Clark; 10 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and friends. Rev. Heflin was born in Randolph County and has pastored five churches in Randolph and Clay Counties. He also served on many associations and committees. He was a prominent figure in many communities and worked towards positive changes in the civil rights for black residents of Alabama. Clark Memorial Funeral Service handled the arrangements.
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Published in The Anniston Star on May 18, 2016
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