Former Houston County Commissioner Laid to Rest

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.


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  • by kip Location: 36301 on Jan 12, 2008 at 01:33 PM
    Mr Yelverton may have done many things, but I have seen him act crass and beligerent several times
  • by Antoinette Location: guest book on Jan 11, 2008 at 08:28 PM
    My prayers are with you always. May God Bless and keep you safe
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