Louise Poitevint

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Graveside services for Mrs. Louise Darley Poitevint, 91, of Dothan, Ala., were held Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Memory Hill Cemetery in Dothan with Dr. Johnny Fain and the Rev. Bob Gross officiating, and Robert Byrd directing.

Serving as active pallbearers were William D. Darley Jr., D. Ashley Darley, Stephen P. Poitevint, Alec Poitevint, James Dupree and Dr. Ken Clark.

Mrs. Poitevint was born on Sept. 11, 1917, to Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Darley in Mitchell County, Ga. She married Dr. Coy H. Poitevint in 1940 and moved to Dothan in 1943. Mrs. Poitevint along with her husband owned and operated Poitevint Veterinary Clinic in Dothan for more than 50 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Dothan since 1943, worked with both the Girl Scouts and 4-H Clubs, served on numerous committees of the Dothan Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Dothan Service League, a past president of her Pilot Club, a founder of the Dothan Azalea-Dogwood Trail in 1962 and its past chairman for 13 years, past president of the Dothan Federation of Garden Clubs, past board member of the Helen Keller Foundation for the Blind, former president of the State Veterinary Auxiliary, 1973 Dothan Woman of the Year, past board member of the National Peanut Festival, a longtime officer in the Alabama Soil and Water Conservation Auxiliary, and the recipient of the Kiwanis Club ‘s George F. Hixon Award.

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Survivors include her husband of 69 years, Dr. Coy H. Poitevint of Dothan; her brother, Crawford Darley of Dawson, Ga.; her five nephews and two nieces, William C. Darley Jr. of Pine Mountain, Ga., D. Ashley Darley of Dawson, Ga., Stephen P. Poitevint of Bainbridge, Alec Poitevint of Bainbridge, Angela Taylor of Macon, Ga., Lynn Lee of Tifton, Ga., and James Dupree of Pine Lake, Ga.; and 15 great-nephews and great-nieces also survive.

Sunset Funeral Home in Dothan, Ala., was in charge of funeral arrangements.