Obituaries

Olivia Cole

Graveside services for Mrs. Olivia Cole, age 81, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, April 20, 2021 from Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cole died Sunday, April 18 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Geneva Fulton Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Geneva Fulton Moore, age 94, of Berry, will be held Wednesday, April 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Berry Baptist Church with Rev. Rodney Ward officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Moore passed peacefully from this earth Saturday, April 17.

Mary Jean Sellers

Graveside services for Ms. Mary Jean Sellers, age 94, of Tuscaloosa, were held Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Evergreen City Cemetery with Rev. Kathy Hoop officiating. Ms. Sellers died Friday, April 9 at Forest Manor Nursing Home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Kenny Roberts

Mr. Kenny Roberts, age 62, of Fayette, died Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Aspire of West Alabama in Northport. A memorial service was held Sunday, April 18 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Nichols

Mr. James Nichols, age 78, of Fayette, died Wednesday, April 14, 2021at DCH Regional Medical Center. The family held a private graveside service. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ralf Brack

Mr. Ralf Brack, age 57, of Gordo, formerly of Essen, Germany, died Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at DCH after a short illness. The family will have a private memorial.

Phillip Allen

Funeral services for Mr. Phillip Allen, age 86, of Sheffield, were held Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Ada Chapel Bible Methodist Church in West Blocton. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Allen died Thursday, April 8 at Florence Health and Rehab. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Stanley H. Beams

Mr. Stanley H. Beams, age 62, of Coker, died Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at his residence. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Quida Deerman

QUIDA DEERMAN
 
Funeral services for Ms. Quida Deerman, age 91, of Addison, were held Saturday, April 10, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Carol Wood Baptist Church with Rev. Ben Jameson officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Ms. Deerman died Wednesday, April 7 at her residence.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
 

Sheila Ann Smith

SHEILA ANN SMITH
 
A Celebration of Life was held graveside Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at McKinney Addition to Bankhead Cemetery at 2 p.m.

Chambers Funeral Home of Bessemer directed.
 

Linka Jones

 LINKA JONES
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Linka Jones, age 56, of Fayette, were held Monday, April1 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Mrs. Jones died Monday, April 5 in Birmingham.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
 

Irene Killingsworth

IRENE KILLINGSWORTH
 
Graveside services for Mrs. Irene Killingsworth, age 98, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 1 p.m. from Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery (Old Johnson School House). Mrs. Killingsworth died Saturday, April 10 at Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Price Killingsworth; son, Fred Price Killingsworth, Jr.; and her parents, Dulcia Johnson Ingram and Demus Aldridge.

Arnell Hallman

Graveside services for Mrs. Arnell Hallman, age 83, of Fayette, were held Monday, April 5, 2021 at Big Hill Cemetery in Pickens County. Bro. Terrell Jones officiated. Mrs. Hallman died Friday, April 2 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Phillip Gurganus

Mr. Phillip Gurganus, age 72, of Berry, died Friday, April 2, 2021 in Slidell, La. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announce later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Betty Ann Foster Aldridge

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Ann Foster Aldridge, age 74, of Kennedy, were held Monday, April 5, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. David Clark officiated. Burial followed in Meadow Branch Cemetery. Mrs. Aldridge died Friday, April 2 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Carolyn Ann Brewer

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn Ann Brewer, age 72, of Reform, were held Monday, April 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Adam Homan officiating. Burial followed in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Mrs. Brewer died Wednesday, March 31 at her residence.

Evalene Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Evalene Smith, age 96, of Berry, were held Thursday, April 1, 2021 from Bible Missionary Church in Berry. Burial followed in New Salem Nazarene Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Cordova Health and Rehab. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joyce Moore Bouchillon

Graveside services for Mrs. Joyce Moore Bouchillon, age 88, were held Friday, April 2, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Graham Memorial Cemetery in Reform with Rev. Brannon Pinion officiating. Mrs. Bouchillon died Friday, March 26.

Evalene Smith

Mrs. Evalene Smith, age 96, of Fayette, died Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Cordova Health and Rehab. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Sherman Fowler

Funeral services for Mr. Sherman Fowler, age 90, of Fayette, were held Sunday, March 28, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Darren Pollard and Bro. Adam Smith officiated. Burial followed in the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Fowler died Thursday, March 25 at Morningview Estates.

Lora Faye Dodson

Funeral services for Ms. Lora Faye Dodson, age 91, of Birmingham, formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, March 29, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Ms. Dodson died Thursday, March 25 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

William Earl Johnston

Funeral services for Mr. William Earl Johnston, age 88 of the Pea Ridge community, were held Friday, March 26, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Clyde Spruell officiated. Burial followed in Painter Cemetery. Mr. Johnston died Tuesday, March 23 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jeff Bobo

Mr. Jeff Bobo, age 44, of Fayette, died Sunday, March 21, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Ivan Poe

Funeral services for Mr. Ivan Poe, age 41, of Fayette, Saturday, March 27, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Poe died Saturday, March 20 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lennon Caine

Funeral services for Mr. Lennon Caine, age 80, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Palestine Baptist Church with Rev. Devontae Doty officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Caine died Saturday, March 20 at Fayette Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Jerry Wayne Christian

Mr. Jerry Wayne Christian, age 64, died Friday, March 19, 2021 at his home in Gordo. Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, Brown and Vera Christian; first wife, Tommie (Montgomery); and son, Justin Warren. He was born in Fayette on August 20, 1956. He retired from Morrow Realty as a Maintenance Coordinator. He enjoyed camping, motorcycles, and making friends.

Albert Lamar Wise

Funeral services for Mr. Albert Lamar Wise, age 94, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed at Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Wise died Saturday, March 20.

Jackie D. Watkins

Graveside services for Mr. Jackie D. Watkins, age 63, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Boone Cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Friday, March 19 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

David Cochrane, Jr.

Mr. David Cochrane, Jr., age 81, of Tuscaloosa, died Monday, March 15, 2021 at his residence. A private service was held. Burial was in the Evergreen City Cemetery. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Glenn Johnston

Graveside services for Mr. Glenn Johnston, age 83, of Fayette, were held Thursday, March 18, 2021 from Fayette Memorial Gardens with James Howard officiating. Mr. Johnston died Sunday, March 14 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Terry Tyrone Harris

Graveside services for Mr. Terry Tyrone Harris, age 49 of Northport, were held Saturday, March 20, 2021 from Bankhead Cemetery. Mr. Harris died Friday, March 12 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Terrill Clay Rogers

Funeral services for Mr. Terrill Clay Rogers, age 69, of Northport, were held Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Rev. Harold Donald officiating. Burial followed in Phillips Chapel FWBC Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died Saturday, March 13 in Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Evelyn "Cricket" Whitley

Mrs. Evelyn “Cricket” Whitley, age 88, of Northport, died Friday, March 12, 2021 at Moundville Health and Rehab. Due to Covid there will not be a service. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ella Pinion Fulmer; brothers, Otto Fulmer, J. W. Fulmer, Bill Fulmer, and Hillman “Doc” Fulmer; sisters, Faye Wheeler and Barbara Fulmer.

James "Rudy" Hubbert

Funeral services for Mr. James “Rudy” Hubbert, age 66, of Hubbertville, were held Sunday, March 14, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hubbertville Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Hubbert died Friday, March 12 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Harlan E. "Dean" Dodd

Funeral services for Mr. Harlan E. “Dean” Dodd, age 86, of Winfield, were held Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Kelley Cemetery. Mr. Dodd passed away on Friday, March 12.

Virginia Tawanna Tucker

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Tawanna Tucker, age 72, of the Hubbertville community were held Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Jerry Key was the officiating minister. Burial followed in the Berea Church of Christ Cemetery. The visitation was held Saturday, March 13 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Tucker passed away on Thursday, March 11 at her son’s residence surrounded by her loved ones.

Jimmy Ray Earnest

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmie Ray Earnest, age 73, of the Boley Community, were held Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. from Boley Church of the Nazarene. Rev. Gary Tankersley officiated. Burial followed in Boley Community Cemetery. Mr. Earnest died Wednesday, March 10 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ralph S. Moore

Mr. Ralph S. Moore, beloved husband, father, uncle and friend, of Warrior died Tuesday, March 9, 2021 from a long, hard battle with Parkinson’s Disease at the age of 79. He was born August 18, 1941 in Bankston to Andrew and Alcie (Garner) Moore and was the youngest of eight children. He graduated from Hubbertville High School in 1959.

Bobby Eugene Garner

Graveside services for Mr. Bobby Eugene Garner, age 73, of Eldridge, were held Thursday, March 11, 2021 from Johnson Cemetery overlooking Box’s Creek. Robert Aldridge officiated. Mr. Garner died Monday, March 8 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Nancy Byars

Graveside services for Mrs. Nancy Byars, age 73, of Effingham, Ill., were held Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Byars died Tuesday, March 2 at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham, Ill. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

David Wilson Suther

Mr. David Wilson Suther, age 69, of Tuscaloosa, died Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Hospice of West Alabama. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Ken Dunivant and Rev. Dr. Clinton Hubbard officiating. A private burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Luther Alexander Wallace

Mr. Luther Alexander Wallace, age 93, of Fayette, died Saturday, March 6, 2021 at Morningview Assisted Living of Fayette. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 10 at 1 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be held at Antioch Cemetery.

Regina Kelley Sanford

Funeral services for Mrs. Regina Kelley Sanford, age 62, were held Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Skelton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Tabor Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Sanford died Friday, Feb. 26 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Montie "Mot" Papazan Gray

Mrs. Montie Papazan Gray, “Mot”, left this world to enter Heaven’s Kingdom, 88 years young on March 3, 2021. She was born March 18, 1932 in Fayette, Alabama. Mot grew up and married J. D. Gray on Jan. 20, 1949, and they remained together until J. D.’s death on July 14, 2020.

Joe Stewart

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Stewart, age 76, of Glen Allen, will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 2 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Glen Allen Methodist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Stewart died Saturday, Feb. 27 in Glen Allen. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

King David Parker

Funeral services for Mr. King David Parker, age 76, of Plantersville, were held Monday, March 1, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Harmony Holiness Church with Rev. Archie Owens officiating. Burial followed in the Kinard Mathis Cemetery. Mr. Parker died Thursday, Feb. 25 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Roy Porter

Mr. Roy Porter, age 89, of Fayette, died Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021 at Fayette Long Term Care. A private burial was held.

Billy Max Avery

Graveside services for Mr. Billy Max Avery, age 74, of Fosters, were held Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021 at 3 p.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Mr. Avery died Wednesday, Feb. 24 in Winfield. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.