LANETT — Mr. Valdemar Buivids, 80, of Lanett died Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at LaFayette Nursing Home in LaFayette.
    Graveside services LaFayette City Cemetery with his nephew, Daniel Bass, officiating.
    Mr. Buivids is survived by his sister, Velta Bass of Lanett; a brother, Victor Buivids of Jacksons Gap; and nieces and nephews.
    Born Aug. 9, 1932, in Latvia, Mr. Buivids was the son of Micklis and Lydia Luck Buivids. He was formerly employed at the Skinner Furniture Store.
    Jeff Jones Funeral Home of LaFayette is handling arrangements.

    LANETT — Mrs. Ruby Dean Garrett of Lanett died Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at her residence.  
    Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, June 24 at 1 p.m. at  Liberation Christian Ministries International of Valley with Bishop Micah Bonner officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery in Lanett.    
    Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley is handling arrangements.

    OPELIKA — Mrs. Dorothy Weldon Smallwood, 89, of Opelika died Thursday, June 20, 2013.
    Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m. (CDT) in the chapel at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home in Opelika, with Pastor Lynn McClain officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Lanett at 2:30 p.m. (CDT), 1:30 EDT.
    Visitation will be held this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. (CDT) in the parlor at Frederick-Dean Funeral Home in Opelika.
    Frederick-Dean Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

    NEWNAN, Ga. — Mrs. Pheobia Barnes Taylor of Newnan, formerly of Lanett, died Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Doctor's Hospice of Georgia in Riverdale, Ga.
    Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, June 22 at noon at Rehoboth Missionary Baptist Church of Valley, Pastor Karanja Story, officiant, and the Rev. Domecia Manuel, eulogist. Burial will follow  at the churchyard cemetery.    
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    Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley is handling arrangements.