Obituaries for Wed., March 11, 2015

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Mrs. June Lowman Sasser, age 89, of Dozier, died at her home on Tues., March 10, 2015.

Beloved by her family, she was called “Mama June” by many others over the years, a reflection of the love and care she had given them while active in church and community work.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Thurs., March 12 at the Dozier Methodist Church. Interment will follow in Dozier Cemetery with Foreman Funeral Home directing. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. today, Wed., March 11, at Foreman Funeral Home.

She is survived by her daughters and and son-in-law, Priscilla Kimbro of Dozier and Sherry and Harvey Watt of Enterprise; her grandchildren, Jeff (Kim) Kimbro of Gulf Shores, Kristie Watt and Wendi Watt of Montgomery; one great granddaughter, Chelsea Kimbro of Auburn; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Willie Merrill “Tebe” Sasser; and a grandson, Benjamin Merrill Kimbro.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Dozier United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 102, Dozier, AL 36028, or the charity of your choice.

Those unable to attend the service may sign the guest registry online at


Mr. Loy Ray Morgan, age 93, of River Falls, passed away on Fri., March 6, 2015, in Andalusia Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held on Sun., March 8, 2015, from River Falls Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim Walker serving as the officiant.

Mr. Morgan is survived by his wife, Christine Morgan of River Falls; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Lori Morgan of Nashville, Tenn.; grandchildren, Stephanie Caroline Morgan, Anne Elizabeth Morgan, Lillian Adele Morgan and Stephen Lewis Skipper; and son-in-law, Louie Skipper.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Allie Morgan; a daughter, Stephanie Morgan Skipper; by his sisters, Inez Tate, Birdie Pierce, and brothers, Marvin Morgan, Aubrey Morgan, and Walt Morgan.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the River Falls Baptist Church building fund.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign a guest register at


Libby LeEtta Kimbro died Fri., March 6, 2015, in a Brewton hospital. She was 92.

She was born in Florala, and lived most of her adult life in Kinston. She was a 1941 graduate of Georgiana High School. For many years, she was Kinston’s postmaster, and retired with 40 years of service with the U.S. Post Office.

After her retirement, she served on the Kinston Town Council, to which she was appointed by Gov. Fob James.

She was a lover of nature and was known for her work in the outdoors. Her yard was a showplace, and she attributed it to her decades of efforts “building good dirt.”

She prided herself on having been known as the “Annie Oakley of Kinston,” for her skills with her “pearl-handled pistol,” which she honed while shooting water moccasins on her pond property during the six weeks she waited for the shotgun she had ordered for this purpose to be delivered.

Although she was among the youngest of her siblings, she considered herself the family matriarch, and spent much time with her nieces and nephews, and their children and grandchildren. She thought it her personal responsibility to teach each generation how to work, especially in the yard. For more than 50 years, she hosted a family reunion picnic and egg hunt on Easter Sunday that few family members dared ever miss.

Her home was filled with books, magazines about health and nature, and newspapers, primarily those published by members of her family. She enjoyed reading the Bible and non-fiction works, claiming she never read any fiction “that was better than what I could make up in my own mind.”

She was of the Primitive Baptist faith, and attended Union Primitive Baptist Church in Andalusia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie Lee and Olive Etta (Heath) Kimbro; and her siblings, Lucile Kimbro Woodham McRae; Pauline Kimbro Cox McGee; Ina Maude Kimbro Monk, Hester Kimbro Morgan; Jutilda Kimbro Salter Binzel; Jerome Kimbro; Valeria Kimbro; and Onaz Kimbro.

Survivors include her nieces and nephews, Larry (Merle) Woodham of Florala, Ferrin (Heddy) Cox of Elba, Glenda (Don) Young of Warner Robins, Ga., Linetta (Ben) McCune of Tallahassee, Sammie Raines of Crestview; Tim (Judy) McGee of Florala, Pam (Tom) Thompson of Paxton, Barbara Alice (Jimmie) Maddox of Brewton, Melanie (Dan) Morris of Montgomery, Jan Dunaway of Brewton, Roddy (Sally) Salter of Pace, Fla., Gregory (Sharon) Salter of Hobart, Okla., Mickey (Rita) Salter of Flomaton, and Tena Kimbro Jackson of Dothan; many great-nieces and great-nephews and extended family members.

Services were held on Mon., March 9, 2015, at Williams Memorial Funeral Home in Brewton, with Bro. Greg Smith, pastor of Union Primitive Baptist Church, officiating. Interment followed in Bethel Cemetery in Babbie.


Mr. Tom Hayward Lawson, age 71, of Andalusia, passed away on Sun., March 8, 2015, at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., today, Wed., March 11, 2014, in the Keahey Funeral Home chapel.

The Rev. Robert Canant will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Five Runs Cemetery with Keahey Funeral Home directing.

Survivors include a wife, Pat Lawson of Andalusia; son, Lamar (Rhonda) Lawson of Andalusia; daughters, Jennifer (Joel M.) Kervin of Red Level and Kristi (Terry) Davis of Laural Hill, Fla.; brothers, Charles (Ruth) Lawson of Andalusia and Didge (Patricia) Lawson of Pleasant Home; sister, Doris Poole of Pleasant Home; and grandchildren, Dusty Lawson, Joel Thomas Kervin and Lane Davis.

Mr. Lawson was preceded in death by his brothers, Jinks Lawson and Phillip Lawson; and sisters, Martha Windham and Ollie Cravey.