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  • Livingston, AL, Clarence (Melissa) Johnson, Atlanta, GA; one granddaughter, Kymbriana Jassandra Turner, Prosperity, SC; an anticipated great grandchild; one niece; six nephews; one aunt, Jeannie Ray, Los Angeles, CA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

    The Celebration of Life Service was ren- dered by Weatherly-Studdard Memorial Funeral Home of Butler.

    Peggy C. Norris BUTLER - Peggy Carolyn Norris, age 74,

    died October 11, 2019 at Mobile Infirmary. She was born February 17, 1945 in Thomaston, AL to David Larsen and Cazzie Rebecca Smyly. Carolyn worked for many years as a florist and was a member of Union Grove Baptist Church.

    She is survived by her husband, Walter Norris; daughters, Ginger Glass (Rusty) and Buffy Luker (Ricky); two brothers, Jack Smyly

    and Gary Smyly; sister, India Goss; seven gran- children, Brent Luker, Ty Glass, Miranda Maher, Seth Glass, Thea Luker, Jennah Glass, and Katy Glass; 6 great grandchildren; and a special niece, Janis Sells.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, David Larsen and Cazzie Rebecca Smyly, and sisters, Imojean Bell and Patricia Taylor.

    Funeral services were held at Union Grove Baptist Church on Monday, October 14, 2019 11:30 am with Rev. Lister Hill officiating. Burial followed at Union Grove Baptist Church Ceme- tery in Sweet Water, AL.

    Active pallbearers were Ty Glass, Seth Glass, Brent Luker, Keaton Maher, Will Norris, Steve Smyly, and Tony Smyly. Honorary pall- bearer was Rusty Smyly.

    Condolences may be offered at

    Arrangements by O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home.

    Iver Joyce Broadhead

    Funeral services for Iver Joyce Broadhead, 86, of Meridian, Mississippi, will be Friday, Oc- tober 19, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Bumpers Fu- neral Home Chapel in Butler with Rev. James Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in the Brightwater Cemetery in Needham, Alabama. Visitation will be at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

    Mrs. Broadhead passed away peacefully at Anderson’s Hospital in Meridian on Monday, October 14th. She was born as Iver Joyce Jenkins in Hurricane, AL on February 23, 1933. She grew up near Gilbertown, AL where she married Rev. Hermes Broadhead on June 8, 1950. They served at a number churches in Mississippi and Alabama

    for the next 50 years, where she was often the church pianist, taught Sunday school and worked with the church youth. She was active in her hobbies which included painting, garden- ing and genealogy. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Survivors include: her daughter, Charlotte Gail Walker (Duane) of Davie, FL; son, Michael Kent (Nadiya) of Austin, TX; grandson, Joshua (Kelly) of Mem- phis, TN; granddaughter, Nadia of Austin, TX; two great-grandsons, Lincoln and Roman of Memphis, TN; and special nieces, relatives and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry A. and Nomie Donald Jenkins; five broth- ers: Paul Jenkins, H. A. Jenkins, Howard Jenk- ins, Heyward Jenkins and Edwin P. Jenkins; and three sisters, Lila Ennis, Laura Smith, and Ruth Kluge.

    Visit to sign the online register and post condolences to the fam- ily. Arrangements by Bumpers Funeral Home.

    The Choctaw Sun-Advocate • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 • page 4


    LAVACA -- The Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce delivered a check last week to the Choctaw County Rescue Squad as part of a year-long fund-raising effort by the chamber. The chamber held opportunities throughout the year for members of the organization and the public to donate to the Rescue Squad. The $1575 check included funds raised through the ‘Ugly Cowgirl’ contest and other events held in conjunction with the Boots for Glory Rodeo. Pictured above is Chamber executive director Nick Harrell with members of the Rescue Squad. AT LEFT: Harrell presents the check to Al Nix. (Submitted photos)

    tenure on the council. “The city has obtained grants to replace

    most of the existing city sidewalks, built the new City Hall and Police Department, reno- vated the old City Hall and Civic Center, cleaned up various areas of the downtown area, obtained the old National Guard Armory, and most recently, obtained a grant of almost $1,000,000 to build a new storm shelter for the residents of Choctaw County,” he said.

    Mason has been recognized by the Ala- bama League of Municipalities as a Certified Municipal Official and an Advanced Certified Municipal Official. Most recently, he was awarded the Certified Municipal Official Emeritus by the League of Municipalities. He was one of only 59 individuals to achieve this status in the state of Alabama, the first to ever receive it from Choctaw County.

    As broker and owner of Southern Oaks Land & Realty, LLC, he has also received nu- merous awards and honors. He has been a RE- ALTOR® since 2002 and is a graduate of the REALTOR Institute. He has earned the Certi- fied Residential Specialist designation, which is the highest credential awarded to residential sales agents, managers, and brokers, with less than 3% of all agents in the nation having at- tained this designation. Mason has also been awarded the Seller Representative Specialist and Accredited Buyer’s Representative desig- nations, as well as the BPOR, e-Pro, and AHWD certifications. He has completed ex- tensive training in property evaluation includ- ing completion of required courses to be a licensed appraiser.

    On the state level, he has also been elected to serve on the Board of Directors of the Ala- bama Board of REALTORS.

    “My almost 18 years of real estate experi-

    ence gives me the necessary knowledge to un- derstand the importance of accurate property values in Choctaw County,” said Mason.

    Mason has also been active in the commu- nity and civic organizations. He is an active member of First Baptist Church of Butler, the Butler Lion’s Club, Gideons International, the Board of Directors of The Community Service Programs of West Alabama, the Board of Di- rectors for Leadership Choctaw and an assis- tant Scout Master. He was a past Chairman of Choctaw County Chamber of Commerce and Community Development Foundation, former Chair for Choctaw County Relay for Life, re- cipient of the University of West Alabama Col- lege of Liberal Arts Achievement Award, and has been named Choctaw County’s Business- man of the Year.

    Ron is married to Holli Mason and they have two children Sophie and Adam.

    In running for the office of Revenue Com- missioner, Mason said that he recognizes the importance of seeking and keeping industry in our area.

    “As Revenue Commissioner, my goal will be to look for ways to promote growth of ex- isting business and attract new ones,” he ex- plained. “I will be accessible to the people of the county to listen to their needs and concerns as it relates to the Revenue Commissioner’s of- fice. I want to make it easy for the people of the county to access their records, pay their taxes, and purchase tags online. None of us like to pay taxes, but my goal is to make the process as painless as possible. As Revenue Commissioner, I will always be accessible to the people of Choctaw County. Anyone with any concerns or suggestions can contact me on my cell phone at 205-499-4663, at my office 205-459-4663 or by email at I ask for your vote in March for Revenue Commissioner.”

    Mason intends to qualify to seek the nom- ination in the Democratic primary on March 3.

    Medicare enrollment events to be held locally in

    Lisman, Butler, Gilbertown Local residents who are eligible for Medicare can receive

    help in choosing among Medicare medical and prescription drug plans for 2020 at enrollment events on Monday, October 28, in Lisman, on Tuesday, October 29, in Butler, or on Thursday, No- vember 7, in Gilbertown.

    Medicare beneficiaries are urged to evaluate their plan op- tions this year because many of the plans have large decreases and others large increases in the cost of premiums and co-pay- ments for 2020. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), sponsored by the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Com- mission Area Agency on Aging (ATRC), provides information and assistance concerning health insurance issues to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. In addition, if you are over fifty-five and do not have Medicare or Medicaid or if you are on disability or have medical evidence of disability at any age but you do not have Medicare yet, you can apply for free help obtaining pre- scription drugs through the ATRC Senior Rx Program. People who are over age sixty can also receive help with legal issues.

    You can obtain assistance with any of these matters on Oc- tober 28 (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Lisman Senior Center (Fire Sta- tion on Highway 10, 205-398-3842), on October 29 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) at the Butler-Choctaw County Senior Center (114 Tom Orr Drive, 205-459-4442), or on November 7 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) at the Gilbertown Senior Center (45 Chestnut Street, 251-843- 2885).Chamber makes donation

    to Rescue Squad

    In conjunction with the grant project, the board voted to list the following positions:

    • Project manager – years 1-3, at $60,000, years 4-5 at $61,200

    • PBIS Facilitator – years 1-3 at $35,000; years 4-5 at $36,200

    • Mental Health Therapist (Master’s de- gree) – years 1-3, at $42,000; years 4-5 at $43,200

    • Mental Health Therapist (Bachelor’s de- gree) – years 1-3 at $36,108; years 4-5 at $37,308.

    The salaries will be paid from grant funds. In revealing the grant last Tuesday,

    Phillips said that the project was a significant step toward addressing the needs of students in local schools.