Mr. Edward Clarence Driggers, age 91, a long time resident of Dothan, passed away Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2012 at the First Baptist Church Sanctuary with Dr. Johnny Fain and Rev. Bob Gross officiating and Kendall Glover of Glover Funeral Home directing. Burial will follow in the Memory Hill Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends in the church sanctuary from 1 p.m. until 1:45 p.m. Wednesday prior to the services. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First Baptist Church Missions Fund, 300 W. Main Street, Dothan, Alabama 36301.
Mr. Driggers was born on March 23, 1921 in Selma
the son of Homer Edward Driggers and
Margaret Herring Driggers Snell. He was
a 1941 graduate of Wicksburg High School and a 1949 graduate of the University
of Alabama. Mr. Driggers was retired
from the Dothan Eagle following 31 years of service and was the first farm
editor for the Dothan Eagle and received numerous awards from the Associated
Press and other organizations for his writing. Mr. Driggers had been a member of the First
Baptist Church since 1949 where he was a member of the Jack White Sunday School
Class and gospel singers. He served in
the Army Air Corp during WW II; a member of the Dothan Rotary Club, Dothan Elks
Club and Civic Band. Mr. Driggers wrote
two books, "From Plow to Pen" and "Southeast Alabama Medical Center Fifty Years
of Healing". After retiring from the
Newspaper he became the first PR Director for the hospital. He loved gardening and taking care of his
Purple Martins and bluebirds.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Lucia King Driggers, Dothan; daughter, Marcia Weber (Kim), Wetumpka; son, Kenneth Driggers (Joan), Headland; sister, Joann Frazier, Dothan; three grandsons, Michael Driggers (Kristi), Chaska, MN.; Keith Weber (Jenna), Birmingham; Clark Weber, Birmingham; great-granddaughter, Amanda Driggers, Minneapolis, MN; one surviving step-sister, Geraldine McLean, Wicksburg and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.