Former Houston County Commissioner and well-known leader in Dothan, Wylie Yelverton was laid to rest Friday.
The 80-year-old Yelverton died on Monday.
He helped pave the way for African-Americans in the area by being the first black man to hold the office of Houston County Commissioner.
He continued to fight for the rights of individuals throughout his life.
The family is asking that you donate to Wiregrass Hospice instead of sending flowers.
You can contact Wiregrass Hospice at 792-1100.