Obituaries for Thurs., April 17, 2014

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 17, 2014


William Russell Salter, 87, of Panama City, formerly of Andalusia, passed away Wed., April 16, 2014, at Florala Health and Rehab.

Graveside services will be Fri., April 18, at 3 p.m. at Magnolia Cemetery with his son-in-law Bill Spivey officiating the service and Foreman Funeral Home directing. The family will meet with friends at the cemetery.

Salter is survived by his wife, Suan Salter of Panama City; daughters and sons-in-law, Ellie Salter and Bill Spivey of Panama City and Sally Salter and Yank Lovelace of Brewton; grandchildren, Will (Sonnie) Spivey, Robb (Kristie) Spivey, Russ Spivey, Mallory Martin and Hayes Martin III; and great-grandchildren, Betty Spivey and Madi Spivey.

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Johnny Mac Weed, 75, of Andalusia, passed away Wed., April 16, 2014, at his residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Foreman Funeral Home.


Dr. Castilla Adolphus Darby, 68, of Opp, died Thurs., April 10, 2014.

Darby was born July 17, 1946, in Opp. He was the younger of two children born to the late Dr. Castilla Addolphus Darby Sr. and Carrie Wood Darby.

Darby is survived by his daughters, Kimberlyn Michele (Barney) Newton Darby of Montgomery and Angela Jackson of Buffalo, N.Y.; sister, Dorothy Darby of Dallas; brother, Joseph (Mary) Fisher of Huntsville; Joyce Fisher of Dixon Mills; grandchildren, Isaac Dean, Kenneth Pitts, Ebony Jackson and Crystal Jackson; nieces, Dr. Kristaizell Darby of Dallas, Nina Lane of Opp, Michele Fisher of Huntsville, Sonya Lane of Anniston, Hattie S. King and LaTonja King, both of Cincinnati, Catherine, Dora McBride, Shirley Mullins and Firoza Peacock, all of Opp;  and nephews, Lamar Fisher of Huntsville, Alan Fisher of Huntsville, Willie Mullins of Cincinnati, Shawn Mullins of Cincinnati and Darrell Spears of Andalusia.

Darby was a graduate of Covington County schools; Alabama State University, where he received a Beachelors of Science degree; and Meharry Medical College in Nashville. He also attended Tuskegee Institute, where he qualified for the physical therapy program, taught science at Metro School System in Nashville and at Woodson High School, and was a Who’s Who of Physicians Award winner. Before attending medical school, Darby spent time as both a truck driver, as well as a lifeguard in Opp.

A memorial service will be held Sat., April 19, at Marhall Hammond Funeral Home Chapel, 137 Snowden Drive in Andalusia. Marshall Hammond Funeral Home, directing.