Obituaries

James Norman Dunn

Mr. James Norman Dunn, age 70, of Berry, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Tony P. Perry

Funeral services for Mr. Tony P. Perry, age 65, of Winfield, were held Sunday, July 7, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Harmony Grove Cemetery Mr. Perry died Thursday, July 4 at his residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

James Melvin Kimbrell

Mr. James M. Kimbrell, age 92, of Berry, died Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Daniel Horne

Mr. Daniel Horn, age 58, of Berry, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at his residence. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Martha Lynn Howton

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Lynn Howton, age 52, of Fayette, were held Sunday, July 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Howton died Friday, July 5.

David Traweek

Funeral services for Mr. David Traweek, age 59, of Berry, were held Wednesday, July 3, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell-Rosehill Cemetery. Mr. Traweek died Sunday, June 30 at Northport Medical Center.

Richard Griffin

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Griffin, age 78, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, July 2, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Griffin died Saturday, June 29 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Mitchell Ary

Funeral services for Mr. Mitchell Ary, age 67, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Cargile officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Ary died Saturday, June 29 at Northport Medical Center.

Annie Wyers

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Wyers, age 84, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, June 29, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Delton Harrison officiated. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Wyers died Wednesday, June 26 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Marie T. Skipper

Graveside services for Mrs. Marie T. Skipper, a native of Berry and a longtime resident of Mobile, were held Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Mobile Memorial Gardens. She died Monday, June 17.

Rosie Lee Dozier

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Lee Dozier, age 90, of the Tidwell’s Chapel community in Eldridge, were held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Tidwell’s Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Dozier died Monday, June 17 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Deborah "Debbie" Porter

Graveside services for Mrs. Deborah “Debbie” Porter, age 65, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 26, 2019 from Porter Cemetery. Derek Porter officiated. Mrs. Porter died Monday, June 24 at Fayette Medical Center.

William J. Taylor

Funeral services for Mr. William Jasper Taylor, Jr., age 89, of Kennedy, were held Thursday, June 27, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. David Long officiated. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Mr. Taylor died Sunday, June 23 at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Loy Maddox

Funeral services for Mr. Loy “Danny” Maddox, age 71, of Fayette, were held Monday, June 24, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Scott Smyth officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Maddox died Friday, June 21 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

William Michael Ray

Funeral services for Mr. William Michael Ray, age 60, of Tuscaloosa, were held Monday, June 24, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Cottondale Christian Church Disciples of Christ. Mr. Ray died Friday, June 21 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Fannie Herbert

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Herbert, age 97, of Fayette, were held Friday, June 21, 2019 from West Highland Church of Christ. Bro. Robert Hairston officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Herbert died Monday, June 17 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Euline Housh

Funeral services for Mrs. Euline Dodson Housh, age 97, of Fayette, were held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Dr. Scott Davis and Michael Marion officiated. Burial followed at the Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Housh died Tuesday, June 18 at her residence.

Jesse Roberts

Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Neal Roberts, age 76, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 19, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tim Meherg officiated. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Mr. Roberts died Sunday, June 16 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Patricia Ridener

Funeral services for Miss Patricia Ridener, age 59, of formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, June 17, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Caleb Scott officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Miss Ridener died Friday, June 14 in Russellville. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Alfred Trimm

Funeral services for Mr. Rubben Alfred Trimm, age 84, of Fayette, were held Friday, June 14, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Billy Carl Sullivan and Ray Nelson officiated. Mr. Trimm died Tuesday, June 11 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kenny Ray Tidwell

Funeral services for Mr. Kenny Ray Tidwell, age 40, of Coker, were held Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Jerry Dozier officiated. Burial followed in the Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Tidwell died Monday, June 3 in Tuscaloosa County. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Martha Cook

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Cook, age 83, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Elm Grove Church of God. Burial followed in Studdards Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Cook died Sunday, June 9 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jimmy Byars

Mr. Jimmy Byars, age 77, of Fayette, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019. There will be no service at this time and a private burial at a later date.

Hazel Smith Hayes Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Smith Hayes Bryant, age 89, of Winfield, formerly of the Wayside Community, were held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Bowen Funeral Home in Winfield with Bro. Mike Beckon and Bro. Delbert Preuninger officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant died Saturday, June 1 at her residence.

Clarence Phillip Nalls

Mr. Clarence Phillip Nalls, age 75, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born in Shelby County, Alabama, on February 15, 1944, the sixth of nine children of the late Mozella (Caine) and Sam Nalls.

Orman J. "O.J." Howton

Funeral services for Mr. Orman J. “O.J.” Howton, age 79, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Fayette Church of Christ with Kaleb Hall officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Howton died Monday, June 3 at home.

Ricky Wyers

Funeral services for Mr. Ricky Wyers, age 67, of Fayette, were held Saturday, June 15, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Mr. Wyers died Monday, June 10 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Bob Bliven

Funeral services for Mr. Robert R. “Bob” Bliven, age 82, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, June 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Michael Deering officiating. Burial followed in the Holy Spirit Columbarium. Mr. Bliven died Monday, June 10 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Connie Franklin

Ms. Connie Franklin, age 47, of the Kirkland Community, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at her residence. A private service will be held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Jerry Bobo

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Kenneth Bobo, age 83, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 11 a.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Chuck Oliver and William Oswalt officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bobo died Sunday, June 9 at the Fayette Medical Center.

Samuel P. Walker

Mr. Samuel P. Walker, age 67, of Boley, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence. A private service will be announced later. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Doris Nell McCafferty

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Nell McCafferty, age 84, of Carrollton, were held Friday, May 24, 2019, at 3 p.m., at West End Baptist Church in Aliceville with Rev. Jim Robinson and Rev. Jack House officiating. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery in Carrollton. Mrs. McCafferty died Wednesday, May 22 at her residence. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.

Euline Taylor Gilpin

Funeral services for Mrs. Euline Gilpin, age 76, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mayfield Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Gilpin died Saturday, May 25 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Grady and Mary Alice Taylor; and a son, Randy Gilpin.

Alfred Ted "Teddy" Powell

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Ted “Teddy” Powell, Jr., age 47, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, May 31, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Powell died Sunday, May 26. A private burial will follow.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
 

Carol Hughes Olive

Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Hughes Olive, age 79, of Fayette/Tuscaloosa, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. Scott McCullar and Rev. Michael Duckworth officiated. Burial followed at Macedonia Baptist Church (Gumbud) Cemetery. Mrs. Olive died Saturday, May 25 at Druid City Hospital in Northport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lanthus and Jessie Hughes; and her husband, the Rev. Aaron Barney Olive.

Morris Anne Perry

Funeral services for Mrs. Morris Anne Hyde Perry, age 77, of Fayette, were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Fayette First Baptist Church. Mrs. Perry passed away Tuesday, May 21 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Barry Mealer

Funeral services for Mr. Barry Mealer, age 51, of Columbus, Miss., formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, May 24, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jack Taylor officiated. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mealer died Tuesday, May 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kathelene Lowery

Graveside services for Mrs. Marian Kathelene Lowery, age 81, of Bankston, were held Thursday, May 23, 2019 from Piney Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Lowery died Tuesday, May 21 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mike Hardin

Mr. Mike Hardin, age 70, of Fayette, Alabama, passed away Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019 at his home. He will be forever remembered as a tireless servant of his community. A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, May 26, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Fayette. The Reverend Richelle Thompson officiated. A private grave-side service was conducted at a later time at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Herbert Dunkley

Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Austin Dunkley, age 93, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Randy Miller officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dunkley died Tuesday, May 21 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

David Hall

Mr. David Hall, age 55, of Mobile, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Mobile. A private graveside service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Junior Watkins

Funeral services for Mr. Junior Watkins, age 83, of Northport, were held Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Bro. Gene Davis officiating. Burial followed at Bankston Cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Friday, May 17 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Cecil Deavours

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Deavours, age 88, of Berry, were held Friday, May 17, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tim Fields officiated. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Berry. Mr. Deavours died Tuesday, May 14 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Anna Banks Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Banks Nelson, age 90, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jarrett Lovelace officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson died Monday, May 13 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.