Obituaries

Mary Bircheat

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bircheat, age 90 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. She died Saturday, July 17, at Hospice of West Alabama.

James Donald Meadows

Funeral services for Mr. James Donald Meadows, age 77 of Fayette, were held Saturday, July 17, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Campground Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County. Mr. Meadows died Thursday, July 15 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

David Delano Lahman, Sr.

Funeral services with military honors for Mr. David Delano Lahman, Sr., age 88, of Fayette, were held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 19, 2021 at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel in Reform with Rev. David Blakney officiating. Burial followed in Mendenhall Cemetery in Mendenhall, Miss. Mr. Lahman died Wednesday, July 14 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.

Sharon Hamner Curry

Funeral services for Ms. Sharon Hamner Curry, age 62 of Fosters, were held Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Sylvan Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Smith, Randy Burns and Wade Hamner officiating. Burial followed in the Sylvan Methodist Church Cemetery. Ms. Curry died Friday, July 9 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Renda Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Renda Jones, age 69, of Berry, were held Monday, July 12, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Salem Nazarene Church Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Thursday, July 8 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Elliott

Funeral services for Mr. James Elliott, age 78, of Millport, were held Sunday, July 11, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Ray Aldridge officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Tabor Cemetery in Palmetto. Mr. Elliott died Thursday, July 8 at the Care Center of Vernon.

Pamela Woodruff

Funeral services for Mrs. Pamela Woodruff, age 67, of Fayette, were held Friday, July 9, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Jimmy May and Glen Boman officiated. Burial followed in Cleveland Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Woodruff died Monday, July 5 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Katie Gilreath

Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Gilreath, age 75, of Berry, were held Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Carolwood Freewill Baptist Church in Northport with Rev. Scott Montgomery and Rev. Jimmy Holliman officiating. Burial followed at the Carrolwood Freewill Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Gilreath died Sunday, July 4.

Evelyn Smith

Mrs. Evelyn Smith, age 68, of Fayette, died Sunday, July 4, 2021 at Northport DCH. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Kelley

Mrs. Mary Kelley, age 64, of Bankston, died Saturday, July 3, 2021 at her residence. A visitation was held July 9 at Nelson Funeral Home. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dean Baumgartner

Funeral services for Mrs. Dean Baumgartner, age 87, of Hubbertville, were held Monday, July 5, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with C. W. Box and Enoch Estes officiating. Burial followed in New River Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Baumgartner died Thursday, July 1 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ashton NaCole Pennington Hubbert

Funeral services for Mrs. Ashton NaCole Pennington Hubbert, age 32, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 6 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with Joe Cotton officiating. Burial followed in the Hubbertville Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Hubbert passed away on Saturday, June 19.

Ella Frances Madison

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Frances Madison, age 92, of Fayette, were held Friday, July 2, 2021 at 11:30 a.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Bo Lloyd and Dr. Ken Dunivant officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Madison died Wednesday, June 30.

Janet Sexton

Funeral services for Mrs. Janet Sexton, age 66, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Jarrett Lovelace officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sexton died Saturday, June 26.

Jerry Lynn Ingram

Graveside services for Mr. Jerry Lynn Ingram, age 51, of Northport, were held Thursday, July 1, 2021 from Fayette City Cemetery. Mr. Ingram died Monday, June 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Randy Hayes

Funeral services for Mr. Randy Hayes, age 65, of Reform, formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, June 11, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Tony Hayes officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died Tuesday, June 8 at his residence.

Janet Watson Sexton

Funeral services for Ms. Janet Watson Sexton, age 66, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Ms. Sexton died Saturday, June 26 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Nellie Mae Northam-Aycock

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Graveside services for Mrs. Nellie Aycock, age 82, of Fayette, were held Monday, June 28, 2021 at 11 a.m. from Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Aycock died Saturday, June 26.

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Virginia Duke McCaleb

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Duke McCaleb, age 89, of Winfield, were held Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 2 p.m. from the Berea Church of Christ near Hubbertville. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. McCaleb passed away Wednesday, June 23.

Eulene Lowery Sands

Funeral services for Mrs. Eulene Lowery Sands, age 89, of Fayette, were held Thursday, June 24, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Piney Grove Church with Rev. E. J. Lowery and Rev. Delton Harrison officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Sands died Tuesday, June 22.

Odessa Walker

Ms. Odessa Walker, age 75, of Fayette, passed away Sunday, June 20, 2021 after suffering from Coronavirus. Her final days were spent at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. She spent the final moments with her children by her side. A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 22 at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home.

Larry A. Sanford

Funeral services for Mr. Larry A. Sanford, age 71, of Fayette, were held Monday, June 21, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Marshall Sutton officiated. Burial followed in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Mr. Sanford died Friday, June 18 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jeanne P. Smothers

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanne P. Smothers, age 62, of Fayette, were held Saturday, June 19, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. William Oswalt officiated. Burial followed in Covin Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Smothers died Thursday, June 17 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Nelda June McCaleb Wright

uneral services for Mrs. Nelda June McCaleb Wright, age 83, of Peachtree City, Ga, were held Friday, June 11, 2021 from Berea Church of Christ. Korey Cowart officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Wright died Sunday, June 6.

Derrick Tucker

Graveside services for Mr. Derrick Tucker, age 41, of Bankston, were held Tuesday, June 8, 2021 from Tucker Cemetery with Bro. Enoch Estes officiated. Mr. Tucker died Sunday, June 6 at his residence.

Julie Annette Pennington Traweek

Funeral services for Mrs. Julie Annette Pennington Traweek, age 61, of Berry, were held Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at 7 p.m. Viewing was June 8 from 5-6 p.m. for family and 6-7 p.m. for friends at Nelson Funeral Home in Fayyette. Mrs. Traweek died Sunday, June 6 at Hospice of West Alabama at 12:45 p.m.

Joe Frost

JOE FROST Funeral services for Mr. Joe Frost, age 63, of Fayette, were held Friday, June 11, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Jerry Ray officiating. Burial followed at Berry City Cemetery. Mr. Frost died Sunday, June 6 at his residence. Mr. Frost was preceded in death by his parents, Billy Joe Frost and Myrtle Handley Frost; and his half-sister, Leora Jo Frost. Mr. Frost graduated from Berry High School in 1976. He served in the U. S. Army and the National Guard in Alabama. He was also a supervisor while working at Dal-Tile Company. Mr. Frost loved all kinds of music and he loved to sing karaoke with his friends and family. He enjoyed playing cards with his friends and riding motorcycles. He loved spending time with his grandchildren. He was also a big Auburn fan. Joe loved his country and the flag. He served his country with honor and believed that everyone should respect the flag and what it stands for. Joe was loved by so many and he will be missed. He is survived by his wife, Kathy Lollar Frost; daughters, Kristi Nicole Fulmer (Thomas) and Jessica Suzanne Frost (Mike); brother, Bill Frost (Debra); and grandchildren, Michaela JoAnn Dunn and Jason Eli Dunn. Pallbearers were Robert Logan, Zach Frost, Jason Beasley, Kenneth Terry, Bobby Crowell, and Delaine Strickland. Honorary pallbearers were the Berry High School graduating class of 1976 and the associates of Dal-Tile Company. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Virginia Ponds Byars

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Ponds Byars, age 76, of Ethelsville, were held Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with grandsons, Will Byars, Rilee Byars and Spencer Clary officiating. Music was provided by her grandchildren, Kory Adams, Kari Beth Moore and Jenna Harkness. Burial followed in Andrews Chapel Cemetery in Millport. Mrs. Byars died Sunday, June 6 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Annette Traweek

Mrs. Annette Traweek, age 61 of Berry, died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later Nelson Funeral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Derrick Tucker

DERRICK TUCKER Mr. Derrick Tucker, age 41 of Bankston, died Sunday, June 6, 2021 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later Nelson Funeral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Brenda Hannah

A private graveside service for Mrs. Brenda Hannah, age 61 of Fayette, was held at New Friendship Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Hannah died Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

George Madison

Funeral services for Mr. George Madison, age 75 of Berry, were held Wednesday, June 2, 2021 from Berry Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Steven Cannon and Bro. Scott Montgomery officiated. Mr. Madison died Monday, May 31 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Roger Lynn Gray

Mr. Roger Lynn Gray, age 67, of Niles, Mich., died Wednesday, June 2, 2021 in Berry. Burial was in Buchanan, Mich. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dawn Barron

Funeral services for Ms. Dawn Barron, age 53, of Northport, were held Saturday, June 5, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Mark UMC in Northport with Rev. Matt Aldridge officiating. Ms. Barron died Sunday, May 30 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Judy Nickole Dove

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Nickole Dove, age 37, of Fayette, were held Sunday, May 30, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Mrs. Dove died Wednesday, May 26 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Tommie Sawyer

Mr. Tommie Sawyer, age 68, of Bankston, died Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A private graveside service was held at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dinah Savage

Funeral services for Ms. Dinah Savage, age 64, of Fayette, were held Friday, May 28, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Unity Grove Cemetery. Ms. Savage died Monday, May 24 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dorsey Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorsey White Johnson, age 95, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, May 23 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Ryan Perry Scott

Funeral services for Mr. Ryan Scott Perry, age 27, of Northport, were held Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 6 p.m. at Holy Spirit. Mr. Perry died Friday, May 21 in Tuscaloosa County. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Carroll Fields

Funeral services for Mr. Carroll Fields, age 70, of Berry, were held Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Sister Amy Lowery officiating. Burial followed at Berry Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Fields died Monday, May 17.

Diana Savage

Ms. Diana Savage, age 64, of Fayette, died Monday, May 24, 2021 at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette