In Your Community ... Lexter Douthard honored at family reunion

Attendees at the Douthard, Douthitt, Douthit family reunion at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church included County Commissioner Fred Wilson; Lexter Douthard and Pastor John H. James.

The Douthard, Douthitt, Douthit Family Reunion was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ohatchee. Mr. Lexter Douthard was honored at this occasion with a letter of proclamation presented by County Commissioner Fred Wilson.

Mr. Douthard was married to Maggie Brewster Douthard for 55 years, and they have six children, eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and he is admired by family and many friends. He has lived in Calhoun County his entire life with most of his residency in Ohatchee.

Mr. Douthard retired from Coca-Cola Bottling in Oxford after 30-plus years of service. After retirement, he continued to serve his church and community. He is an active member of the Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church and is the chairman of the Deacon Board. He is the first African American to be appointed to the Calhoun County Water Board and has held that position since March 1985. At the age of 87, Douthard continues making a difference in the lives of those he meets daily.