Obituaries for Tues., Dec. 26, 2017

Published 4:46 pm Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Alice Nelson Walker

Mrs. Alice Nelson Walker, age 87, of Andalusia died Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, at her residence. Graveside services for Mrs. Walker will be held on Wed., Dec. 27, 2017, at 2 p.m. from the Walker Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Butler will officiate.

Mrs. Walker is survived by her two sons, William Arthur and Theresa Walker of Andalusia, and Audrey Walker of Andalusia; her daughter-in-law, Debbie Walker of Andalusia; her four daughters, Faye Rodgers and Donnie of Florala, Carole Morgan and Steve of Andalusia, Sandra Simmons of Andalusia and Susan Chappell and Rickey of Andalusia; 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathleen Miles, of North Carolina.

Mrs. Walker was also preceded in death by her two sons, Willie Van Walker, Jr. and Donnie Ray Walker.

Visitation will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Foreman Funeral Home.

Family and friends unable to attend may sign an online register at





Martha Belvin Dixon

Martha Belvin Dixon, age 102, passed away at her home surrounded by close friends on Dec. 16, 2017. She was born in Covington County on Sept. 1, 1915.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fannie Brewer Belvin and Robert L Belvin; her sister, Allie Dunn; and her husband, Solon Dixon. She leaves behind a special friend, Joyce Sharpe, and a host of devoted friends.

Martha was a proud veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during WWII in the Meteorological Service at the Pentagon. She and Solon were great benefactors to many causes in the county and region through both personal funds and through the Solon and Martha Dixon Foundation, with a special interest in support of education at all levels, natural resources conservation, the arts, and health and welfare. Auburn University, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College, Lyman Ward Academy, and Camp ASCA were particular regional interests. Their gifts of land, funds, and other support made the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, the premiere field forestry and wildlife conservation education facility in the nation, possible. After Mr. Dixon’s death in 1986, Martha continued to support their endeavors, serving as the President of the Dixon Foundation Board of Directors until 2001 and continuing her involvement until shortly before her death. She was a generous person with an active mind, interest in all things, and great compassion for people from all walks of life. Her clarity of mind and wit survived until the very end of her life.

A memorial service will be held on Thurs., Dec. 28,, at 10:30 a.m. at the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center. Flowers are not requested at this time. Memorial gifts may be made to the Solon Dixon Forestry Education Center, 12130 Dixon Center Road, Andalusia, AL 36420, or to a charity of your choosing.