Obituaries

Regina Mustafa

Ms. Regina K. Mustafa, age 53, of Fayette, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Jeff Madison

Funeral services for Mr. Jeff Madison, age 53, of Long Beach, Miss., formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Willie Ragsdale and Bro. Scotty Stovall officiated. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Madison died Friday, Nov. 9 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.

Janelle Baty Avery

Funeral services for Ms. Janelle Baty Avery, age 69, of Tuscaloosa, were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 3 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tom Ackerman officiating. Burial followed in the Holy Spirit Columbarium. Ms. Avery died Friday, November 9 at DCH ER in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Marsha Mitchum Savage

Funeral services for Ms. Marsha Mitchum Savage, age 59, of New Lexington, were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Jones and Rev. Terry Joe Oswalt officiating. Burial followed at Boone Cemetery. Ms. Savage died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dr. Henry Allen Spies, Jr.

Graveside service for Dr. Henry Allen Spies, Jr., age 93, of Leonard, Texas, was held Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham with Willie Johnson officiating. Family visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in Leonard

Curtis Eugene "Goose" Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Eugene “Goose” Wright, age 68, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Monday, Oct. 29 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Loyd D. Holliman

Loyd D. Holliman Mr. Loyd Dean Holliman died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. He was born Feb. 20, 1925. Mr. Holliman was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. A Celebration of Life was held at graveside Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at Crestview Memorial Gardens in Adamsville with Bro. John Noles officiating.

Dexter Champion

Mr. Dexter Champion, age 78, of Winfield, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Hunter Creek Nursing Home in Northport. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Martha Swan

Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Swan, age 63, of Tuscaloosa County, were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Swan died Sunday, Oct. 28 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mazarine Stowe

Funeral services for Mr. Mazarine Stowe, age 56, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery. Mr. Stowe died Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Tuscaloosa. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Carolyn Whitson

Mrs. Carolyn Whitson, age 67, of Fayette, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Myrtle Frost

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Irene Frost, age 92, of Berry, were held Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Jerry Ray officiating. Burial followed at Berry City Cemetery. Mrs. Frost died Thursday, Oct. 25.

Kathleen Dockery Dudley

Graveside services for Ms. Kathleen Dudley, age 87, of Fayette, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Woods Cemetery in Bankston. Rev. James Nichols and Rev. Jarrett Lovelace officiated. Ms. Dudley died Tuesday, Oct. 23. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Merle Yerby

Funeral services for Mrs. Merle Ruth Hocutt Yerby, age 95, of Berry, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Ed Steelman and Rev. Kenneth Bozeman officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Berry. Mrs. Yerby died Tuesday, Oct. 23 at home.

Willie Joe McClinton

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Joe McClinton, age 75, were held Friday, Oct.  19, 2018 at 12 noon from the Piney Grove Church of Christ. Terry Wallace, Sr. officiated. Burial followed in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Mr. McClinton died Thursday, Oct. 11 at Diversicare in Winfield.

Luther Clay

Funeral services for Mr. Luther Clay, age 88, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 from New Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Clay died Saturday, Oct. 13 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Fondee Doughty, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Fondee Doughty, Jr., age 73, of Fayette, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 11 a.m., at New Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Humphrey officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mr. Doughty died Saturday, Oct. 20 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Louis Guy Deavours II

Funeral services for Mr. Louis Guy Deavours II, age 63, of Bankston, were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Mr. Deavours died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 22 at home.

Tucson Stovall

Funeral services for Bro. Tucson Stovall, age 62, of Sulligent, were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. James Boyd, Jerry Leonard and Larry Wates officiated. Burial followed in New River Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Stovall died Sunday, Oct. 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Hilda Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Johnson, age 72, of Northport, were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Josh Musgrove officiated. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 21 at her residence.

Mary Ruth Sheppard

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth Sheppard, age 64, of Capron, Ill., will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Berry. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Sheppard died Sunday, Oct. 21 in Rockford, Ill. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Charles Gay

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Gay, age 81, of Berry, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 from Cleveland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Gay died Sunday, Oct. 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dovie Perkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Perkins, age 80, of Berry, were held Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Shirley King officiated. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Perkins died Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Bobbie Sue McDonald Miles

Mrs. Bobbie Sue McDonald Miles, age 86, of the Wayside Community, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at her residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Bobbie was a member of the Wayside Methodist Church and a poll clerk for the Webster Precinct in Wayside for over 20 years.
Mrs. Miles enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, mowing and pruning her flowers, and growing vegetables to share with her family and friends. She enjoyed fellowship and Sunday meals after church with her family and friends.

Debra Taylor "Debbie" Files

Funeral services for Mrs. Debra Taylor “Debbie” Files, age 60, a resident of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at 5 p.m., at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., at Fayette Memorial Gardens in Fayette.

Verna Byars

Funeral services for Mrs. Verna Byars, age 93, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Scott Davis and Bro. Randy Key officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Byars died Monday, Oct. 15 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Luther Clay

Mr. Luther E. Clay, age 88, of Fayette, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Olen Fields

Funeral services for Mr. Olen Fields, age 81, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Terry Oswalt, Bro. Jerry Holliman, Bro. Jimmy Holliman and Bro. Ralph Rice officiated. Mr. Fields died Saturday, Oct. 13 at his residence.

Jerry Parker

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Jo Parker, age 74, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Malcolm Frase and Bro. Ryan James officiated. Mrs. Parker died Thursday, Oct. 11 at her residence.

Easter Swindle

Funeral services for Miss Easter Mae Swindle, age 87, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. Ben Logan officiated. Miss Swindle died Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Howard L. Walton

Funeral services for Mr. Howard L. Walton, age 90, of Huntsville, were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Russ McDonald officiating. Mr. Walton died Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Huntsville. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Michael Kelley

Mr. Michael Kelley, age 71, of Fayette died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at his residence. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Hulon Lex Webster

Hulon Lex Webster, Ph.D. of Florence, died on Oct. 1, 2018 following a brief illness. He was born in Winfield, Alabama on March 24, 1936, to Sam and Etma Webster, who preceded him in death. On August 19, 1962 he married Virginia Christine White Webster, who preceded him in death in 2014.   

Charles William Thacker

Funeral services for Mr. Charles William Thacker, age 83 of Berry, were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Delton Harrison and Tuscon Stovall officiating. Burial will follow at Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Thacker died Saturday, Oct. 6.

Dessie Ree Woods Nichols

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessie Ree Woods Nichols, age 98 of Fayette, were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Carson Nichols officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Nichols died Friday, Oct. 5.

Dewayne O'Dell

Funeral services for Mr. Dewayne O’Dell, age 60 of Snellville, Georgia, formerly of Fayette, were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Ronnie Elmore and Eddie Long officiated. Mr. O’Dell died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at his residence.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.

Hershel Maddox

Funeral services for Mr. Hershel E. Maddox, age 77, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church. Dr. Dale Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Shelia Andrews

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia Andrews, age 60 of Huntsville, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Andrews died Saturday, Oct. 6 at Crestwood Memorial Hospital in Huntsville.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.

Betty Adkins

Mrs. Betty Ann Adkins, age 80, of Fayette, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A memorial service was held Sunday, Oct. 14, at East Fork Freewill Baptist Church in Ranger, WV.

Willie Carrell

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Carrell, age 82 of Millport, were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh/Pinhook Cemetery in Lamar Co. Bro. Norman McCordy officiated. Mrs. Carrell died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Generations of Vernon.

Earl Shackelford

Funeral services for Mr. Earl Shackelford, age 63 of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery. Mr. Shackelford died recently in Arkansas. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.

Melanie Ann Williamson Hughes

ANN WILLIAMSON HUGHES Funeral services for Mrs. Melanie Ann Williamson Hughes, age 42, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Birmingham. Rev. Jessie Young officiated. Burial followed in William Hughes Memorial Gardens in Fayette. Mrs. Hughes died Saturday, Sept. 22 at her home. Rollins Mortuary of Tuscaloosa directed.

Richard Kemp

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Lee Kemp, age 53, of Fayette, will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at 12 noon from Canaan Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery. The body will lie in state Friday from 11-12 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Kemp died Monday, Oct. 1 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Kenneth Gilbert

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Ray Gilbert, age 87, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Steve Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Scuffle Grit Cemetery in Marion County. Mr. Gilbert died Sunday, September 30 in Winfield. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Rachel Wages

Funeral services for Ms. Rachel W. Wages, age 77, of Winfield, were held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed at Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Wages died Saturday, September 29 at Fayette Long Term Care. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Eddie Harkey

Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Lee “Ed Lee” Harkey, age 66, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Busby officiating. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Harkey died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.