Obituaries for Wed., May 30, 2018

Published 12:48 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018


Mr. Donald Russell Lord, age 79, of Opp, died Mon., May 28, 2018, in the Opp Health and Rehab.

Mr. Lord is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean Boothe Lord; son and daughter-in-law, Shayne Lord and Suzy; daughter and son-in-law, Pam Lord Moseley and Johnny; sister and brother-in-law, Meg Crew and Mickey; sister-in-law, Margie McDaniel; grandchildren, Abby Wiggins and Cory, Carrie Lou Mitchell and Shaun, and Russell Moseley and Sarah; great-grandchildren, Cuba and Shayna Gray Wiggins, Katelyn, Miley and Russell Lane Mitchell, and Banks Lord Moseley.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Boncile Frazier Lord and Herman Douglas Lord.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thu., May 31, 2018, from Wyatt Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in Peaceful Acres Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Garry Winstead will officiate.

Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at



Laila Marie Dees was born on June 5, 2013, to Ericka Thomas Dees and Andre Dees. She went to be with Jesus on May 18, 2018.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Claudia Washington; and grandfather, Robert Chase, Sr.

She leaves to miss her presence, her parents, Erica Dees and Andre Dees; sisters, Mariah Dees and Symphenee Dees; grandmothers, Nita Joe Thomas and Diane Dees; grandfathers: Keith Williams, Andre Hines, and George Washington; great-grandmother, Essie Von McPherson; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.


A friendly smile, a casual touch,

these are things that mean so much.

To know you are with us in our time of

sorrow, sharing our prayers, today and

tomorrow. God gives us the comfort

in the form of good friends. May His

peace be with you, His love never ends.

Of great comfort during our sorrow

were the expressions of sympathy

conveyed to us in many ways.

We appreciate your thoughtfulness

and thank you most sincerely.





Woody Golden was born to the late A.D. and Vinnie Watkin Golden on December 17, 1945, in Conecuh County. He was called Home on May 18, 2018.

Preceding him in death were two brothers, Lonnie and Jesse; and granddaughter, Jacques.

He was educated in the Conecuh County School System. He joined Unity and Charity Church of God at a young age.

He was employed with the Florida Orange Groves.

He leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Lula Golden, Evergreen, Ala.; five sons, Tony, Edward, Evergreen, Ala., Woody, Jr., of Mississippi, Kenny, of California, and Tony Fantroy of Brewton; five daughters, Janice, Jacqueline and Kimberly, all of Evergreen, Ala., and Lakeitha and Tia, of Pensacola, Fla.; four brothers, Willie, Pensacola, Fla., John and Cleve, Evergreen, and Joseph, Brewton; three sisters, Mary, Cantonment, Fla., Lorine, Foley, Ala., and Ellen, Evergreen; and two aunts, Mary Watson, and Nancy Clausell, Monroeville; 21 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends.




wish to express our heartfelt appreciation

for all the acts of love and sympathy shown

to us during our time of bereavement. Special

thanks to Evergreen Nursing and Rehab,

Evergreen Medical Center, and Dr. Mark Roberts.