Obituaries for Tues., Feb. 12, 2013

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Sam Wilson Weed lived all of his 100 years with grace and dignity. He passed away on Jan. 21, 2013.

His wife, Mary Ann, was his constant, loving spouse, companion and friend for 68 years. A quiet man, Weed would not have liked much written about his life or death. His humor, wisdom and love of family will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his son, Sam Larry Weed, and his grandson, Larry Scott Weed.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Weed; two daughters, Jennifer Weed (Kenneth), and Gwen Weed (Robert); one brother, Foster Weed (Jeanette); three grandchildren, Stephanie Weed, Mary Kristen Frank (Jon) and Nicholas Galanos; two great-granddaughters, Anna Scott King and Tallulah Eden Frank; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held on Jan. 24, 2013, at 11 a.m., from First Baptist Church of Satsuma. Interment followed in Pine Crest Cemetery.



Joseph Dale Twitchell, 92, passed away on Feb. 10, 2013.

He was born in Vero Beach, Fla., and was a long-time resident of Andalusia. He served in the Army Air Corp for five years during World War II. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and served as its financial secretary for 16 years. He was a retired public accountant.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sue Mosley Twitchell; his second wife, Dolores Riley Twitchell; and his son, Michael Lee Twitchell.

He is survived by his sons, Dale C. (Betty) Twitchell of Satsuma and Roger B. (Elleyn) Twitchell of Monticello, Fla.; his daughters, Vicki Hyatt (Matthew) Solan of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Pamela T. (Ronnie) Davis of Andalusia; his daughter-in-law, Linda Twitchell of Salem, Ala.; step-daughters, Janet Riley of Alton, Ill., and Judi Plum of New Brockton; a brother, Russell Twitchell of Vero Beach, Fla.; 13 grandchildren; and seven-great grandchildren.

Memorial services will be announced at a later time.

Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church building or memorial fund, or the charity of your choice.