Section 35-10-25

Executors and administrators authorized to execute releases, etc.

Any executor of a will or administrator of an estate duly appointed by the proper court shall have authority to execute releases and discharges and may enter satisfaction on the margin of the record of any mortgage, lien, or other encumbrance in favor of a decedent when payment of such mortgage, lien, or encumbrance was made to said decedent in his lifetime.

(Code 1923, §9025; Code 1940, T. 47, §180.)