Obituaries

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.

Dale Spadoni

Funeral services for Mr. Dale G. Spadoni, age 77, of Tuscaloosa, were held Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Mr. Spadoni died Thursday, May 16 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Linda Howton

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Howton, age 67, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 20, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Encounter First Assembly of God with Rev. Darryl Ballew officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Howton died Wednesday, May 15.

Carolyn Marie Wilson

Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Marie Wilson, age 67, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, May 11, 2019 from Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Ms. Wilson died Friday, April 26. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Rev. John David Hassell

Funeral services for Rev. John D. Hassell, age 73, of Fayette, Belk Community, were held Monday, May 13, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Rev. Hassell died Thursday, May 9 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Betty Lou Patton

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Lou Smith Patton, age 81, of Northport, formerly of Berry, were held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Peters officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell – Rosehill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Patton died Tuesday, May 7 in Tuscaloosa.

Jenneth Satterthwaite

Jenneth R. Satterthwaite, age 72, of Kennedy, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A visitation was held May 14 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Bob Black

Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. ‘Bob’ Black, age 86, of Fayette, were held Friday, May 10, 2019 at Shepherd Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Officiating the service was Pastor Gary Hill, grandson, Joshua Burkett and family and friends. Mr. Black died Tuesday, May 7.

Margaret Janette Allred Smothers

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Janette Allred Smothers, age 78, of Eldridge, were held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 1 p.m., from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kelley Cemetery. Mrs. Smothers died Saturday, April 27 at her residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

William Hall Mitchell

Funeral services for Mr. William Hall Mitchell, age 78, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Monday, May 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa. Visitation will follow at Randall Hall at the church. Mr. Mitchell died Friday, May 3 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Darlene Dillard Tidwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Darlene Dillard Tidwell, age 62, of Eldridge, in the Barn Creek Community, were held Monday, April 29, 2019, at 11 a.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Marlin Mayfield officiated. Burial followed in the Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Tidwell passed away Friday, April 26 in the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette.

Carmen Teresa Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Carmen Teresa Smith, age 92, of Vernon, were held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Chandler Funeral Home with Bro. Terry McAdams officiating. Burial followed at Vernon City Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, April 30 at Fayette Medical Center – DCH.

Alice Benton

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Benton, age 98, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Dale Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery (Gumbud). Mrs. Benton died Friday, May 3 in Hueytown.

James Otts

Funeral services for Mr. James Otts, age 81, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 6, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Owen Sweatt officiated. Burial followed in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in the Stough community. Mr. Otts died Friday, May 3 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Tommy Cedotal

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Joseph Cedotal, age 35, of Northport, were held Monday, May 6, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Cedotal died Monday, April 29 in Panama City, Fla. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joyce Baird Lane Mizer

Joyce Baird Lane Mizer, age 87, of Tuscaloosa, passed away April 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Earl Lane and Robert I. Mizer, and by three of her six siblings, James Thomas Baird, Jr, Judge Jerome B. Baird and Jeanne Baird Harris.

William Rayford "Bill" Brasher

Funeral services for Mr. William Rayford “Bill” Brasher, age 71, of Fayette, were held Sunday, April 28, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Stan Willis officiated. Burial followed in Rehobeth Cemetery. Mr. Brasher died Friday, April 26 at Generations of Vernon. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Grady Black, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Grady Lee Black, Jr., age 66, of Fayette, were held Friday, April 26, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Griggs Place Cemetery in Winfield. Mr. Black died Tuesday, April 23, at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Edith Willene Files

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Willene Files, age 86, of Berry, were held Friday, April 26, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Larry Woods and Bro. Kenneth Wiggins officiated. Burial followed in Bevans Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Files died Tuesday, April 23 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Helen Files Gray

Funeral services for Mrs. Helen Files Gray, age 88, were held Thursday, April 25, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel in Fayette. Ricky Williams officiated. Burial followed in Walker Memorial Gardens in Jasper. Mrs. Gray peacefully passed away on April 22 with her loving family by her side.

Grady Mack Bowen

Funeral services for Mr. Grady Mack Bowen, age 82, of Wayside, were held Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 3 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Earl Freeman officiated. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Mr. Bowen passed away Saturday, April 13 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Rebecca Gartman Koss

Funeral services for Rebecca “Becky” Faye Gartman Koss, age 66, of Florence, formerly of Fayette, will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Ms. Koss died Sunday, April 21 at home.

Mable Hughes

Mrs. Mable Hughes, age 63, of Fayette, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her residence. A visitation was held Tuesday, April 23. There was no funeral service.

Nana Atchenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Nana L. Pike Oswalt Atchenson, age 79, of Fayette, formerly of Northport, were held Saturday, April 20, 2019 from Phillips Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Bro. Terrell Jones and Bro. Jerry Montgomery officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Atchenson died Wednesday, April 17 at her residence in Fayette.

Billy Bush

Graveside services for Mr. Billy Bush, age 80, of Fayette, were held Monday, April 22, 2019 at Bivens Cemetery in Graysville. Mr. Bush died Tuesday, April 16 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kem Walker Lewis

Graveside services for Mr. Kem Walker Lewis, age 89, of Fosters, were held Friday, April 19, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Sylvan Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Mr. Lewis died Wednesday, April 17 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Martha Cienfuegos

Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Ann Cienfuegos, age 80, of Hamilton, were held Sunday, April 14, 2019, from Hillcrest Cemetery in Haleyville. Mrs. Cienfuegos died Saturday, April 13 at Diversicare of Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Marcheta Houston

Mrs. Marcheta Otts Houston, age 91, of Mobile, formerly of Fayette, died Saturday, April 13, 2019. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Paul Parker

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Devoid Parker, age 43, of Millport, were held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Higdon Church of God Cemetery. Mr. Parker died Sunday, April 14 in Columbus, Miss. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Vernon Stevens

Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Odes Stevens, age 86, of Centreville, were held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Spencer Church of the Nazarene in Brent. Burial followed in Salem Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Steve Vernon officiated. Mr. Stevens died Monday, April 8 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert "Bobby" Sherrill

Robert “Bobby” Sherrill, of Tuscaloosa, died Monday, April 8, 2019. A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 at First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Rev. Jerry Wilson

Funeral services for Rev. Jerry Wilson, age 54, of Fayette, will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from Noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Wilson died Saturday, April 6 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Mary Ruth Barnes Shepherd

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth Barnes Shepherd, age 81, of Berry, were held Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Berry United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathy Griffith officiating. Burial followed in the Berry City Cemetery. Mrs. Shepherd died Friday, April 5 at her home.

Barbara Gail Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Gail Smith, age 71, of Bankston, were held Friday, April 5, 2019 at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Adam Smith officiated. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, April 2 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dr. John Powell Berry

Funeral services for Dr. John Powell Berry, age 74, of Winfield, were held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 3 p.m., from the Winfield Church of Christ. James Wyers, Mark Posey and Harrison Moran officiated. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Garden in Gu-Win. Dr. Berry passed away Thursday, March 28 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.