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Irma Jean Sasser

Irma Jean Sasser, 68, of Ariton, died Friday, March 10, 2000 at Dale Medical Center.

Her funeral was held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12 at Evergreen Baptist Church with the Revs. Joey Pettis and Kenneth Earles presiding. Burial will follow at the Evergreen Baptist Church cemetery with Dillard Funeral Home of Brundidge directing.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Norma Sasser of Ariton, Byron and Faye Sasser of Ariton; three grandchildren, Savannah Phillips of Troy, Patrick Sasser of Gulfport, Miss., Christy Ledford of Troy; a sister and brother-in-law, Minnie Laura and James Phillips of Clio; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Sasser, a son, Hilton Sasser, and a infant daughter, Lashon Sasser.

Sasser was the daughter of Robert and Mauldine Baker. She was a life-long resident of Barbour County. She retired from Van Heusen of Clayton and was a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.

Visitation was held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 11 at Dillard Funeral Home in Brundidge.

Arthur Shepherd

Arthur Shepherd, 50, of 2741 Bradleyton Road in Highland Home died Thursday, March 9, 2000 at his residence.

His funeral will be at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 15 at Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Highland Home with the Elder W. Brantley presiding. Burial will follow at Arlena Church in Highland Home.

Survivors include wife, Martha J. Shepherd; daughter and son-in-law, Felcia (Roderick) Escott; grandchildren, Derricha and Rodderich Jr.; mother Lillian Shepherd, five brothers; and five sisters.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Floralbearers will be friends of the family.

He was born on June 15, 1949 in Crenshaw County to Lillian Lucky Shepherd and the late Homer N. Shepherd. He was self-employed. He was a member of Baptist Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Highland Home.

Visitation will be from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 14 and the body will lie-instate one hour prior to service from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

March 13, 2000 11 PM