Brewton to honor Searcy

Reception set for Brewton botanist

From the Amazon to Turtle Point Environmental Center in Flomaton, Dr. Darryl Searcy has left his mark on the botany world and the Meadorwood Garden Club and Garden Club of Brewton are honoring the local botanist with a reception today (Thursday) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the St. Maurice Catholic Church Parish Hall in Brewton.

Dr. Searcy, 83, was attending the University of Missouri when he enrolled in a microbiology class that led him to botany.

He moved to Brewton in 1978 and officially retired in Brewton in 1986.

Although world renowned for his work with plants, Dr. Searcy is being honored fo...

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