Sunday, April 27, 1919 - Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Mrs. Delma Thweatt Santora was born April 27, 1919, in Slocomb, Alabama and passed away October 14, 2015 at Flowers Hospital following a short illness. She was 96 years young, a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and friend. Mrs. Santora was a long time resident of Slocomb and current resident at Westside Terrace in Dothan. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Slocomb for many years. Mrs. Santora was blessed to have her family and friends around her during her last days and will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Santora was preceded in death by her husband, Dominic P. "Sandy" Santora; her parents, Isaac Harry & Minnie Lee Bedsole Thweatt; brothers: Clyde Thweatt of Albany, GA and Kermit Thweatt of Columbus, GA; and sister, Thelma Arnold of Slocomb.
She is survived by her sister, Mrs. Maudie Schraeder of Pineville, LA; brother I.H. Thweatt of Tacoma, WA; her children: Janice Helms Sellers & huband Leslie of Mobile, Steve Helms & wife Maxeen of Phoenix, AZ, Jerry Holloway & wife Cindy of Dothan, Kenneth Santora & wife Patricia of Fadette and Martha Jo Santora Muldoon & husband Paul of Hartford; 16 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 18, 2015 at the First Baptist Church of Slocomb with Rev. Coley M. Holloway, Rev. Carlisle Weed and Rev. Dicky McAllister officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 1:00 p.m. until service time. Interment will follow in the New Teamon Baptist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home & Crematory of Slocomb directing.
Flowers will be accepted or you may honor Mrs. Santora's memory with contributions to the First Baptist Church of Slocomb, P.O. Box 428 Slocomb, AL 36375.
Mrs. Santora’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff at both Westside Terrace and Flowers Hospital for their kindness and superb care given to their mother throughout her time with them, especially during her last days.