Obituaries

Christopher Swindle

Mr. Christopher Swindle, age 51 of Bankston, died Saturday, May 11, 2024, at Northwest Regional Medical Center. A private service will be held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Shelley Jones

Funeral services for Ms. Shelley Jones, age 84 of Tuscaloosa, will be held Monday, May 20, 2024, at 2 p.m. from First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa. Rev. Michael Bailey will officiate. A private burial will follow. She died Friday, May 10, at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home will direct.

Douglas Leland Doss

Graveside services for Mr. Douglas Leland Doss, better known as Doug, age 82 of the Bazemore community, were held Sunday, May 12, 2024, at 2 p.m. from the Whites Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. He passed away on Tuesday, May 7, at his residence.

Sue Sealy Phillips

Funeral services for Ms. Sue Sealy Phillips, age 86 of Tuscaloosa, were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa with Rev. Will McGee officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Gardens. She died Sunday, April 28, at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Max Crowley

Funeral services for Mr. Max Crowley, age 76 of Fayette, were held Sunday, May 5, 2024 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. He died Friday, May 3, at Fayette Long Term Care.

Martha Ann Turner Hollingsworth

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Ann Turner Hollingsworth, age 83 of Fayette, were held Friday, May 3, 2024, at 2 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Fayette Memorial Gardens. She passed away on Tuesday, April 30, surrounded by her family at her son’s residence.

Roger Dale Swindle

Funeral services for Mr. Roger Dale Swindle, age 71 of Berry, were held Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at 1 p.m. from Elm Grove Church of God in Carbon Hill. Rev. Lynell Early officiated. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Townley. He died Thursday, May 2, in Columbus, Miss. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Melvin C. Shackelford, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Melvin C. Shackelford, Sr., age 74 of Fayette, were held Monday, May 6, 2024, at 1 p.m. from new Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, May 1, at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dawson Morrison

Funeral services for Mr. Dawson Morrison, age 76 of Fayette, were held Saturday, May 4, 2024, from mt. Home Baptist church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. He died Monday, April 29, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Fredrick Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Fredrick Smith, age 87 of Fayette, were held Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 2 p.m.. from Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. He died Sunday, April 21, 2024 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Frederick Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Frederick Smith, age 87 of Fayette, will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 2 p.m. from Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the church. He died Sunday, April 21, at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Carolyn Nelson Moss

Graveside services for Ms. Carolyn Nelson Moss, age 77 of Montgomery, will be held Thursday, April 25, 2024, at 11 a.m. from Fayette City Cemetery. Bro. Mark Bethea will officiate. She died Saturday, April 20, in Montgomery. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Sue Newman

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Sue Newman, age 81 of Fayette, were held Sunday, April 21, 2024, at 12 p.m. from. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Lamar Cox officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. She died Thursday, April 18, at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joyce Ruffin Prater

Mrs. Joyce Ruffin Prater, age 86 of Fayette, died peacefully at home on Sunday, April 14, 2024, after a lengthy illness. At noon on Friday, April 19, the family welcomed friends for a luncheon reception at the Fayette Civic Center, with words of celebration and remembrance being shared at 12:30 p.m. Dr. T. Michael Morgan officiated. Joyce’s interment was private. Her death came only four weeks after she lost her one true love, Harlan Irby Prater, III, to whom she was married for 64 years.

Donnie Finch

Funeral services for Mr. Donnie Finch, age 61 of Berry, were held Saturday, April 20, at 1 p.m., from norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. He died Sunday, April 14, at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sandra Faye Howell Dunavant

Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Faye Howell Dunavant, age 76 of the Bazemore community, were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16, 2024, from the Whites Chapel Church of Christ with burial following in the adjoining cemetery. She passed away on Saturday, April 13, at her residence.

James Dwayne Nuckols

Funeral services for Mr. James Dwayne Nuckols, age 29 of Kennedy, were held Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at New Life Church in Winfield. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. He died Wednesday, April 6, in Lamar County. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Nadine W. Fowler

Graveside services for Mrs. Nadine W. Fowler, age 84 of Fairhope, were held Saturday, April 6, 2024, at Noon from Fayette Memorial Gardens. Randy Harris officiated. She died March 28 at Robertsdale Rehab and Healthcare.

Floyd Hayes

Mr. Floyd Hayes, age 86 of Bankston, died Monday, March 25, 2024, at Fayette Long Term Care. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Annie Ruth Maddox

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Ruth Maddox, age 89 of Fayette, were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2024, from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Robert Yerby and Rev. Phil Allen officiated. Burial followed in Union Chapel Freewill Baptist Church cemetery. She died Thursday, March 28, at Fayette DCH. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Burl Ray Thacker

Funeral services for Mr. Burl Ray Thacker, age 76 of Berry, were held Friday, March 29, 2024, at 11 a.m. from Bevan Chapel. Bro. Randall Trimm officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. He died Wednesday, March 27, at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ellen Elaine Trimm Enis

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Elaine Trimm Enis, age 71 of Bankston, were held Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 2 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Philadelphia Baptist Church cemetery. Bro. Rick Cargile and Bro. Randall Trimm officiated. She died Saturday, March 23.

Gaynell Johnston

Funeral services for Mrs. Gaynell Johnston, age 82 of Bankston, were held Friday, March 22, 2024 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New River Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Sunday, March 17, at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Winfield.

James Edward Hudson

Funeral services for Mr. James Edward Hudson, affectionately known as “Jimmy”, age 73 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 26, 2024 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Higdon Church of God Cemetery. He died Friday, March 22.

Daphne Robinson

Funeral services for Ms. Daphne Robinson, age 69 of Fayette, will be held Friday, March 29, 2024, at 1 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Visitation will be Friday from Noon-1 p.m. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens. She died Thursday, March 21,at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Genilla Thornton

Funeral services for Mrs. Genilla Thornton, age 94 of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 23, 2024, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pea Ridge Methodist Cemetery. Bro. Robert Parrish officiated. She died Wednesday, March 20, at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Harlan Irby Prater III

A service of celebration for Mr. Harlan Irby Prater, III, age 89 of Fayette, was held at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, March 22,2024, at Fayette First Methodist Church. Senior Pastor Chris Herbert and Dr. T. Michael Morgan officiated.He died peacefully at home on March 18 after a brief illness. Burial followed in Fayette City Cemetery.

Mary Elam

Mrs. Mary Elam, age 61 of Hamilton, died Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sandra Tubbs Hudson

Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Tubbs Hudson, affectionately known as Sandy, age 66 of Fayette, were held Thursday, March 21, 2024, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Higdon Church of God Cemetery. She died Saturday, March 16, at Fayette Medical Center.

Julius Perlini

Funeral services for Mr. Julius Perlini, age 92 of Northport, will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11 a.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-11 at the chapel. Bro. Brad Hartfield will officiate. He died Sunday, March 17, at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Faynell Johnston

Mrs. Gaynell Johnston, age 82 of Bankston, died Sunday, March 17, 2024, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later by Nelson Funeral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Dwayne Downing

Mr. Dwayne Downing, age 53 of Winfield, died Sunday, March 17, 2024, at his residence. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Nolen Dean Sanders

Funeral services for Mr. Nolan Dean Sanders, age 94 of Fayette, will be held Saturday, March 23, 2024, at 11a.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Rev. Brent Smalley, Drew Manley and Bishop Richard Ramsey will officiate. The family will receive visitors Friday, March 22, from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral Home. He died Friday, March 16.

Sandra Hudson

Mrs. Sandra Hudson, age 66 of Fayette, died Saturday, March 16, 2024, at Fayette Medical Center. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later by Nelson Funeral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Shirley Ann Tirey Fulmer

Mrs. Shirley Ann Tirey Fulmer, wife of the late Robert Fulmer, died Friday, March 15, 2024. The family would like to thank the staffs of Morningview, Fayette Nursing Home and Amedisys Hospice for their care of Mother during her stay. In honor of her request there will be no services. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Barbara Epps

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Epps, age 76 of Albertville, were held Wednesday, March 20, 2024, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Millport. She died Friday, March 15, at Albertville Nursing Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Faye Howell

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Howell, age 91of Fayette, were held Friday, March 15, 2024, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Winfield City Cemetery. She died Sunday, March 10, at her residence.

Peggy Mullally Weston

Mrs. Peggy Mullally Weston, age 84 of Newberry, South Carolina, formerly of Fayette, died Friday, March 8, 2024, in Newberry. A Visitation was held Thursday, March 14, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Michael Sheppard

Funeral services with full military honors for Mr. Michael Sheppard, age 57 of Fayette, will be held at Noon on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died Thursday, March 7, in Columbus, Miss. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert Pete Harris

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Pete Harris, age 76 of Fayette, were held Thursday, March 7, 2024, at 10 a.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. He died Tuesday, March 5, at DCH in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kathleen Kimbrell

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathleen Kimbrell, age 83 of Fayette, was held Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at 3 p.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Scott Davis officiated. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Cemetery. She died Monday, March 4, in Tuscaloosa County. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Shirley Shelton

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Shelton, age 84 of Berry, were held Wednesday, March 6, 2024, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Ashcraft Corner Cemetery. She died Sunday, March 3, at Fayette Medical Center.

Randal Stowe

Mr. Randal Stowe, age 60 of Fayette, died Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at Fayette Medical Center. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Danny Parks

Memorial services for Mr. Danny Parks, age 54 of Winfield, were held Sunday, March 3, 2024, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. He died Tuesday, Feb. 27, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Paul Miller

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Miller, age 70, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 2, 2024, from nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed withfull military honors in New Chapel Methodist Cemetery. He died Saturday, Feb. 24, in Deray Beach, Fla. Nelson Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.