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USE SUE~-~EL~ENSE AGREEMENT. REPRODUCTION, DISSEMINATION, STORAGE, DISTRIBUTION PROHIBITED. THEODORE COVINGTON SERVICES HELD AT CLEAR SPRINGS ALFRED PERRY HOLLEY BURIED MONDAY AT NEW HOPE Mr. and Mrs. tlaroid Gee- hagen and daughter, JoEllen, will entertain with a reception honoring Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Geohagan on their Golden Anni- versary Sunday, March 1. The reception will be held at their home on RFD 2, Florala from two until four o~clock. No formal invitations are be- ing mailed but friends and re- latives of the couple are invited to attend. Car Insurance too High? Change to Farm Bureau ... and keep the change. C:2 Bobble P. Snowden AGENT OFFICE PHONE 222-4133 HOME PHONE 222-5350 ANDALUSIA, ALA IN FLORALA CALL 8-5015 Theodore Covington, age 66, well known resident of Stella Route, Florala passed away Friday morning, February 13, 1970. He was a Master Mason and a member of the Paxten Masonic Lodge. He carried mail on Star Route which later be- came Stella Route for over 30 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, John A. Covington of RFD 2, Laurel Hill, U.S. Army; 2 daughters, Mrs. Madeline Edwards of Plant City, Florida,and Mrs. Rose Mary Nobles of Florala; 7 grandchildren,and 8 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Clear Springs Baptist Church with the Reverend Joe Bates officiating. Burial was in the Clear Springs Cemetery with Evans Funeral IIome directing. -PERSONALS- Mrs. B. S. Garrett of Pen- sacola, Mrs. J. D. Screws of Yazoo City, Mississippi, sis- ters of Mrs. Troy Mickler of Florala, were called home the first part of last week due to the death of another sister, Lena Willingham, of Port Arthur, Texas. Funeral ser- vices were held February 10 in DeFuniak Springs. CARD OF THANKS Thank you for the prayers, visits, cards and food sent in our behalf in the death of our sister, Lena Willingbam. May God's blessings be with each of you is our prayer. Will you continue your service of love to others, also. - Mrs. T. M. Mickler Mrs. B.S. Garrett Mrs. J. D. Screws 2-18-1tpd Alfred Perry Holley, age 58, a resident of 13 Catawba Street in Lockhart, passed away un- expected Saturday morning, February 14, 1970. tie was a veteran of World War II and a member of Lockhart Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Martha Audrey Holley of Lock- hart; 2 sons, Alfred D. ttolley of Lockhart, and Terry Holley of Lockhart; 4 daughters, Mrs. Martha Ellen Cassady of Do- than, Mrs. Faye Ketchum of Hartford, Debra ttolley and Mary Jane Holley of Lockhart; 4 sisters, Mrs. Thomas Fan- cher of Florala, Mrs. W. O. Huckabaa of RFD 1, Florala, Mrs. Nora Turner of RFD 1, Florala~ and Mrs. Hobson Mil- ler of Pensacola, and 5 grand- children. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 a.m. from the Lockhart Baptist Church with the Reverends T. A. Cole- man and l~udolph Phillips offi- ciating. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR SAMUEL G. WIGHT Samuel G. Wight, age 65, a resident of 103 Railroad Avenue in Florala for the past year, passed away Tuesday morning, February 17, 1970. He was a former resident of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and Dayton, Ohio. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Wight of Florala. Funeral services were held at 2p.m. Wednesday from EVans Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend Joe Bates officiating. Burial was in the Florala Greenwood Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. I I Call 493-7631 - Opp, Alabama OR WRITE P. O. BOX 48, OPP, ALABAMA I L m _ FUNERAL SERVICE HELD FOR JESSE O. BRYAN Jesse O. Bryan, age 86, a resident of RFD 1, Laurel Hill, passed away at his home Sunday evening, February 15, 1970. He was a resident of RFD 1, Laurel Hill, for the past 20 years and was a native of Covington County, Alabama. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include the wife, Mrs. Sarah King Bryan, of RFD 1, Laurel Hill; a son, Marvin Bryan of RFD 2, Laurel Hill; 2 daughters, Mrs. Henry Salters of RFD 1, Crest'view, and Mrs. Bradie Beasley of Davenport, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Emma Cannon of Lakewales, Florida; 11 grandchildren, and 21 great grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday from the Campion Assembly of God Church with the Reverends Cox, Grannade Hamlett~ W.A.D. Hill officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery with Evans Funeral Home directing. Birth Announcement Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Yates of Clear Springs, Florida an- nounce the birth of a 5 pound 9 ounce grandson, born to their daughter, Flora Dean Yates Seamans, and husband, Herbert Seamans IlL The couple now reside in Irving, Texas. Birth Announcement Mr. and Mrs. James T. Pick- ron announce the arrival of a baby girl born January 30. She has been named SOnjua Leigh Pickron. - PERSONALS - Mrs. James Foley (Patricia Huicheson) of Andalusia visited relatives and friends in Florala recently. Covington county District At- toruey Mien Edward Cook has been assigned to serve as Act- ing District Attorney of the First Judicial Circuit of Alabama in the absence of J. Massey Edgar, the regular Dis- trict Attorney of that Circuit, Mr. Edgar recently suffered a heart attack and willbe inactive for a period of at least two months. Cook was assigned by At- torney General MacD(mald Gel- lion to hold a Grand Jury for Choctaw County, one of the three counties in the First Ju- dicial Circuit, on Monday, Feb- ruary 16t and to hold a week of criminal jury trials during the week of March 30. Cook and Sgt. Pete Taylor of the Investigative & Identifica- tion Division of the State De- partment of Public Safety tra- veled to Butler, Alabama, last Thursday to arrange the forth- coming Grand Jury and to con-. duct any investigations that might be necessary for it. h addition to Choctaw County, Cook will be responsible for Clark and Washington counties during the period of Mr. Edgar's lliness and expects to hold weeks of court for each of these during the Spring. In addition to the 1st Circuit, Cook is assigned as Special Prosecutor in Monroe County and Conecuh County in a series of cases there against one LEGION NEWS MILDRED BURRESS - reporter WOULD YOU Legionnaires like a few hours out next week? How about next Friday night at Linda~s Dinette at 7:30 p.m.? There will be a District #34 meeting held at the Dinette February 20, at 7:30. It will be a dutch supper. This will be of interest to all veterans, who have a special invitation to attend this meeting. The American Legion Auxi- liary is invited to attend the district meeting, also. THE MEETING DATE of the American Legion, and the Ame- rican Legion Auxiliaryhasbeen changed to the second Tuesday in the month. The next meeting of our post and unit will be March 10 at 7 o'clock at the Veterans Home. IT IS important that all mem- bers of the Auxiliary be pre- sent at the meeting March 10as plans have to be made concern- ing our float in the 24th of June parade. This might sound early, but it isn't as it takes plans, and time to carry out the plans. So every one of you surprise our president, Mrs. Lucille Cox, by being there with a lot of good ideas for us to discuss, and carry out. DID YOU LADIES notice the insurance plan offered us? If you didn't look at your month- ly magazine again. It can be bought in a group package, for veterans or Auxiliary and their dependants only. It is especial- ly good for the young. DObPT FORGET the district meeting February 20. Support your post and state by being there, and carry a Veteran with yOU. E mory O~Neal Bertrand, a man from Mobile charged with many sex offenses in those counties. Cook also has a series of pro- secutions in those counties against one Monty Barton, an ex-deputy sheriff charged in a series of burglaries of homes in those counties. O O A PERSON DISABLED since childhood can usually rely on parents for care and financial support. But what happens when the parents income is reduced by retirement, disability or death? An important part of the social security law can help in such a situation. It's called Childhood Disability Benefits. There are more than 250,000 adults, disabled since child- hood, receiving social security checks on their parents record each month. To qualify, the disabled person must have a disability thai is expected to last 12 months or more, and it must be so severe it keeps him fro m doing any type of gain- ful work. In addition, this dis- ability must have started be- fore he was age 18. Right here in the Covington County area, there are several people who could qualify for a social security check under this law. but they have not made application. RPs even possible that some of you who are re- ceiving social security checks, may be eligible, but failed to tell us about him when you filed your social security appli- cation. IPs not too late to inquire now. For more Information get in touch with your social se- curity office at 408 South 3- Notch Street Andalusia. The phone number is 222-4107. MARCH 31 is drawing closer and there are still senior citi- zens in the Covington County area who have not signed up for Medicare Medical In- surance. This will be the last time to enroll, those of you CHURCH OF GOD TO SPONSOR SINGING, BBQ PLATES The Florala Church of God is having their monthly sInging Friday night, at 7:30 p.m. The featured group will be the Fowler Family from Milton. Everyone is invited. The Church will be serving B.B.Q. plates from 4:30 p.m. until. who reached age 65 between In addition their October 1966 and September not begin until 1967. If you have not Vernon Kilpatrick, manager don't delay of the Andalusia socialsecurity bet March 31 is office, said that people over 65 so get in touch enrolling during this period will security office pay a slightly higher premium. 3-Notch Street, CABLE CHANNEL NETWORK LOCATION cH 2 Educ. Dozier, Ala. 3 ABC Pensacola, FI6 4 CBS/ABC Dothan, hla. 5 CBS Mobile, Ala. 6 CBS Tallahassee, 7 NBC/ABCE Panama City, 8 Music, Time,& Weather 10NBC Mobile, Alcz. 11Educ. Tallahassee, 12NBC Montgomery, (NO CHARGE-NO C ANN'S BEAUTY SHOP FOWLER GROCERY STORE GUNTER-DUNN, Inc. MEDLEY SUPERETTE ROLLIN'S BARBER SHOP ZIPPY FOOD MART (A MICANOPY GROUP ~: i!iiiil YOUR PROBATE STAFF AND I have endeavored to modernize and update probate office pro- cedures. 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