Memories & Recipes

Writers of all stripes have common interest- they all like good food!

Writing a short column each week and being a writer are two different avocations. I realized this fully when I attended the informative and interesting First Annual Writer’s Workshop. The Grove Hill Arts Council sponsored the event held Saturday, June 16 at the Grove Hill United Methodist Church. Professor Steve Owen conducted the sessions on writing fiction and memoirs. Steve […]


Minister Jerry Wayne Kidd, 42, of Lower Peach Tree died June 11, 2007 at Thomasville hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1964. He was a member of Glorious Temple Apostolic Holiness Church. He served as an assistant pastor. Survivors include his wife, Debra Ann Kidd; two sons, Brandon Tyrone Kidd, Jermie Dewayne Kidd; one daughter, Kristie Kidd; two brothers, Herman […]


Bennie James Dixon Jr., 27, of Selma died June 7, 2007 at Vaughan Regional. He was born Jan. 15, 1980. Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Young; one son, Darius Wilson; two brothers, Maurice Broadnax, Jeffery Dixon; two sisters, Chandra Broadnax and Evelyn Dixon. He was preceded in death by his father, James Dixon Sr. The service was June 15 at […]


Walter Glass Jr., 85, of Thomasville died June 12, 2007 at Southwest Alabama Medical Center in Thomasville. He was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Linden. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a retired superintendent with the State Highway Department. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Glass, Thomasville; two sons, […]


William Odell Clark, 68, of Buckatunna, Miss. died June 15, 2007 at his residence. He was born Oct. 11, 1938. He was a native of Alabama. He served in the U.S. National Guard. He was an operator at a chemical plant for many years. Survivors include four sons, Johnny (Jenny) Clark, Mobile, Mike (Angie) Nichols, Quitman, Miss., Dewayne (Vickie) Nichols, […]


Mary Adeline Chapman, 81, of the Winn community of Jackson died June 14, 2007 at Medical Center East in Birmingham. She was a native of Grove Hill. She was born Jan. 12, 1926 to the parentage of the late Ceasor Mitchell Sr. and Della Cox Mitchell. She was retired from Searcy Hospital. She was a member of Pine Chapel #1 […]

Final Wedding Plans

Slayton-Kelley to wed Saturday at Oaks Plantation in Montgomery

Final wedding plans are announced for the wedding of Holly Bly Slayton and Keith Edward “Junior” Kelley Jr. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Slayton of Jackson and the groom-elect is the son of Keith Edward Kelley Sr. of Grove Hill and Pam Whatley of Whatley. The couple will exchange wedding vows on Saturday, June 23 […]

New Arrival

Adkinson family welcomes birth of son on June 6

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Allen Adkinson (nee Ashley Garrick) of Dothan announce the birth of a son, Charles “Mac,” June 6, 2007, at 5:15 p.m., at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. He weighed eight lbs., 14 ozs. and was 21-inches-long. Grandparents are Ms. Jennifer Smith Garrick and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth James Garrick of Jackson and Mr. and Mrs. James Mac […]

Dixon-Wilkerson plan Aug. 11 ceremony

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dixon and Mr. and Mrs. Harry B. Lancaster of Thomasville announce the engagement of their daughter, Stephanie Nicholle (Nikki) Dixon to David Bernie Wilkerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Wilkerson of Elberta. Miss Dixon is the granddaughter of Mrs. Lottie Dixon and the late Johnnie L. Dixon and the late Mrs. Ruby Wilkerson […]

Woods family reunion July 6-8 in Thomasville

The Woods family will be celebrating a family reunion in Thomasville on the weekend of July 6-8. The family is rooted in Clarke County. The theme of this year’s reunion is “Back To Our Roots”. The descendants of John Barney (born 1852) and Mary Ann (born 1885) Woods have grown from four children: Lee Barney, Deforrest, Willie and Luverta to […]