Ptomey knew all the area's history

Flomaton's 'walking history book' dies at the age of 98; was first female on council

Those who knew Dorothy 'Dot' Weaver Ptomey knew her for her sense of humor and most called her a 'walking history book'. Ptomey, 98, died July 29.

Although she was born Dorothy Oreve Weaver in Pine Hill, Ala., in 1922 she spent most of her life in Flomaton. She also has the distinction of being the first female ever elected to the Flomaton Town Council and her father Luman Dewey Weaver served as the town's mayor from 1956 to 1964. But it's her mind and her love of Flomaton that comes to life when people talk about her.

"She's the biggest historian we had in this area," said Jerry Fischer. "She...