Obituaries

Harold J. Clark

Funeral services for Mr. Harold J. Clark, age 87, of Berry, were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Norman Berry officiating. Burial followed in Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Clark died Saturday, Jan. 12 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ashley Watkins

Ashley Johnson Watkins was a wonderful loving daughter, sister, and best friend. She came up missing on December 9, 2018 and was found on Jan. 2, 2019. She had passed away unknown, and will be missed terribly. She meant everything to us. She was 31 years old and would have been 32 on Jan. 10th.

Darrell Dixon

Funeral services for Mr. Ollie Darell Dixon, age 42, of Fayette, were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 from West Highland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Dixon died Thursday, Jan. 3 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Frances Moore

Frances Hastings Moore died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 6 (the day of Epiphany), in Birmingham at the age of 94. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Mae Montgomery

Funeral services for Ms. Mae Montgomery, age 61, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rayford Nicholson officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Ms. Montgomery died Sunday, Jan. 6 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Olen Pendley

Funeral services for Mr. Olen Wilson Pendley, age 86, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with David Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Pendley died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Thomas Mack Espey

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas “Mack” Espey, age 67, of Berry, were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Berry United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bozeman officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Espey died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Thomas Fenton Stamps

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Fenton Stamps, age 89, of Ralph, were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Grants Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Springer and Rev. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Stamps died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Frederick Hubbert

Funeral services for Mr. Frederick D. Hubbert, age 74, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 from Sand Springs Baptist Church. Bro. Larry Harkness officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Hubbert died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

Jimmy Dale Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Dale Wright, age 71, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Darrell Bellew officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at his residence.

Barry Smith

Graveside services for Mr. Barry C. Smith, age 55 of Bankston, were held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, from Cleveland Church of Christ cemetery. Mr. Smith died Wednesday, Dec. 26, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Scottie Keeton

Funeral services for Mr. Scottie Keeton, age 51, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Dec. 29, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Owens Cemetery. Bro. Allen Magouirk and Bro. Gene Nabors officiated. Mr. Keeton died Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Frankie Lowery

Funeral services for Mr. Frankie Lowery, age 63, of Bankston, were held Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. Bro. E.J. Lowery and Bro. James Haygood officiated.  Mr. Lowery died Sunday, Dec. 23 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sharon Brand

Mrs. Sharon Brand, age 73 of Berry, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at her residence. No funeral service was held. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Debra Hopkins

Funeral services for Ms. Debra Jean Hopkins, age 61, of Berry, were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating. Burial took place at New Hope Cemetery II in Holly Pond. Ms. Hopkins died Wednesday, Dec. 26 at DCH Medical Center.

Arzelia Jones

Funeral services for Arzelia “Pat” Jones, age 54 of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. from Victory Temple House of Refuge. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery-McKinney Section. She died Wednesday, Dec. 26 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Glenn Mitchell

Funeral services for Mr. Glenn Mitchell, age 91, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. from Taylorville United Methodist Church with Rev. Chris Lamb officiating. Mr. Mitchell died Tuesday, Dec. 25 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Nellie Palmer

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Palmer, age 90 of Fayette, were held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bro. Kenneth Stough and Bro. Jimmy Hopkins officiated.  Mrs. Palmer died Wednesday, Dec. 19 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Corey Heathcock

Mr. Corey Heathcock, age 27, of Fayette, died Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018 at his residence. A private funeral service was held. Burial followed in Miracles of Faith Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Johnny Miles

Funeral services for Mr. Johnnie Jay Miles, age 81, of Berry, were held Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Oregonia Baptist Church with Rev. Dee McGuire and Rev. Jimmy Hollimon officiating. Burial followed in the Oregonia Cemetery. Mr. Miles died Sunday, Dec. 16 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ruby Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Bryant, age 97, of Berry, will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Berry. Burial will follow in Ebanezer Cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to service time. Mrs. Bryant died Thursday, Dec. 13 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Hubert Norris

Funeral services for Mr. Hubert Norris, age 84, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethabara Cemetery in Berry. Mr. Norris died Wednesday, Dec. 12 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Timothy McCrary

Funeral services for Mr. Timothy McCrary, age 59, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at noon from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Zion Chapel Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday, December 21 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. McCrary died Tuesday, Dec. 11 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Asper Hill

Funeral services for Mr. Asper Frank Hill, age 92, of Verbena, formerly of Berry, were held Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery-Berry. Mr. Hill died Thursday, Dec.  6 at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Alabaster. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Gerald Rayburn

James Gerald Rayburn, age 83, of Rainbow City, died on the morning of Dec. 4, 2018. A Celebration of Life was held for him on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Piedmont, Ala., with Pastor Ken Byford officiating. Following the service, a private graveside service was held at Goshen Cemetery in Piedmont.

James Pace

Funeral services for Mr. James Pace, age 76, of Fayette, were held Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, with Bro. Casey Watkins officiating. Burial followed in Macedonia-Gumbud Cemetery. Mr. Pace died Monday, Dec. 3 at his residence.

Dorothy Phillips

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Ann Jones Phillips, age 78, of Fayette, were held Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from Phillips Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Ed Steelman and Bro. Jerry Montgomery officiated. Mrs. Phillips died Monday, Dec.3 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Alfred Ted Powell

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Ted Powell, age 70, of Ralph, were held Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church in Ralph. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Powell died Tuesday, Dec. 4 in Birmingham. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Joey Morris

Funeral services for Mr. Joey Morris, age 51, of the Samantha Community, were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 from New Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Mr. Morris died Thursday, Nov. 15. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sandra Gail Smallwood

Sandra Gail Harbin Smallwood, age 81, of Northport, formerly of Oakman, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Sandra was born June 15, 1937 at Bankston. Sandra was active in politics and was the chairman of the Walker County Civil Service Board.

Lori Brandenburg

Funeral services for Ms. Lori Moore Brandenburg, age 52, of Fayette, were held Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Marc Glasgow and Rev. Brent Smalley officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Ms. Brandenburg died Thursday, Nov. 29 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Maurice Fleming

Funeral services for Mr. Maurice Lamont Fleming, age 55, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Celebration Worship Center. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Fleming died Monday, Nov. 26 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Robert "Bob" Monfore

Mr. Robert Wayne “Bob” Monfore, age 72, of Tuscaloosa, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Monteagle, Tenn. There was a memorial service held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Miguel Jose Tomas

Funeral services for Mr. Miguel Jose Tomas, age 44, of Duncanville, will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Deacon Adrian Straley officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial for Mr. Tomas will be at a later date in Guatemala. Mr. Tomas died Friday, Nov. 23 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Bonnie Madison

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Madison, age 55, of Berry, were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Berry Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bozeman and Rev. Scott Montgomery officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Madison died Thursday, Nov. 22.

Icie Logan

Funeral services for Ms. Icie Mae Parr Logan, age 86, of Berry, were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Rodney Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Logan died Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Daniel E. Harless Jr.

Mr. Daniel Harless, age 68, of Fayette, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 26 from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens.

Tyler Williamson

Funeral services for Mr. Tyler Wayne Williamson, age 23, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Shane Smith officiating. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Williamson died Friday, Nov. 16 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Colleen Roberts

Funeral services for Mrs. Colleen Roberts, age 64, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Tuesday, Nov. 13 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Carolyn McGee

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn McGee, age 87, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mrs. McGee died Thursday, Nov. 15.

Judy Lindsey

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Lindsey, age 71, of Fayette, were held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lindsey died Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Morningview Estates.

Marilyn M. Cannon

Mrs. Marilyn M. Cannon, formerly of Berry and Belk, passed away in Centre, AL at Cherokee County Health and Rehab on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. She was thirty-five days short of 100 years.

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.