Obituaries

John Thomas Jones, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. John “Johnny” Thomas Jones, Jr., were held Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Elvis Cochran officiating. Mr. Jones died Wednesday, June 24 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Domingo Andres

Funeral services for Mr. Domingo Andres, age 39, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Saturday, July 4, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Holy Spirit. Burial will follow in Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Andres died Thursday, June 25 at his residence. Norwoocd-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Christine Hollingsworth

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Christene Howell Hollingsworth, better known as Christene, age 94, of the Hubbertville community, were held Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 2 p.m., from the White’s Chapel Church of Christ. Larry Alexander and James Wyers officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Hollingsworth passed away Thursday, June 25 at her residence.

Joshua David Keeton

Funeral services for Mr. Joshua David Keeton, age 29, of Fayette were held Tuesday, June 23 at Norwood Wyatt Funeral Home, with burial following in Sand Springs Cemetery. Rev. Jay Johnson and Rev. Jerry Norris officiated. Mr. Keeton died Wednesday, June 17 at Fayette Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Mary Lucille Cockrell

Graveside services for Ms. Lucille Cockrell, age 91, of Gordo were held Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Mesopotamia Cemetery with Rev. Brian Moon officiating. Ms. Cockrell died Saturday, June 13, at Glen Haven Nursing Home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Joe Young Campbell

Mr. Joe Young Campbell, age 80 of Goodwater, formerly of Fayette, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at Chapman Nursing Home in Alexander City. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

William Joe Gladden

Graveside services for Mr. William Joe Gladden, of Huntsville, Ark., formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, May 29, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Fayette Memorial Gardens with Jimmy Taylor officiating. Mr. Gladden died Monday, May 25.

Myrna Hocutt

Funeral services for Myrna R. Hocutt, age 84, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 25, 2020, at 3 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Gary Hill officiating. Burial followed in the Shepherd Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Hocutt died Friday, May 22 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

William V. Phillips

Mr. William V. Phillips, age 79, of Orlando, Fla., died Tuesday, May 19, 2020 after battling Alzheimer’s for almost 10 years. He was born in Fayette on July 2, 1940. Due to the current situation, a mass and burial will be held in Massachusetts at a later date.

Amos Aldridge

Funeral services for Mr. Amos Aldridge, age 90, of Vernon, formerly of Fayette, will be held Thursday, June 4, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Higdon Church of God. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Aldridge died Saturday, May 30 at Baptist Medical Center in Columbus, Miss. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Edward Terry

Funeral services for Mr. Edward Terry, age 73, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, June 2, 2020, at 4 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, with Allen Magouirk presiding. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Terry died Friday, May 29 at Northport Medical Center.

Agnes Barnes

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Barnes, age 91, of Fayette, were held Friday, May 29, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Bill Sullivan officiated. Burial followed in the Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes died Wednesday, May 27 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sue Tittle Avent

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Tittle Avent, age 72, of Winfield, formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, May 22, 2020, at 11 a.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Grant Webb and Brett Burleson officiated. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Mrs. Avent passed away on Tuesday, May 19 at her residence.

Vick Lane Nalls

Graveside services for Mr. Vickey “Vick” Lane Nalls, age 58, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 27, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Palestine Baptist Church. Mr. Nalls died Thursday, May 21 in Winfield. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

William Thomas Kizzire

William Thomas Kizzire, age 19, of Fayette, passed away, May 19, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, Mississippi. He is the son of Tim Kizzire (Lindsay) and Angela Stimac (Mike) of Fayette, brother of Allie Kizzire, and stepbrother to Micah Stimac (Kaeleigh), Kayla Strickland (Chase), Ross Clark (Isabella), and Mary Grace Clark.

George Willard Tyner, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. George Willard Tyner, Sr., age 86, of Berry, were held Saturday, May 23, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Mr. Miles Stutts, Mr. Will Tyner and Mr. Temple Bowling officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Tyner died Wednesday, May 20.

Dr. Delbert Fisher

Funeral services for Dr. Delbert Wayne Fisher, age 89, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, May 22, 2020, at 2 p.m., at St. Francis with Father Tom Ackerman officiating. Burial followed in the Holy Spirit Columbarium. Dr. Fisher died Monday, May 18 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Richard Rhame

Mr. Richard Rhame, age 34, of Nashville, Tenn., died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tenn. A private graveside was held at Fayette Memorial Gardens. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Virginia Ann Thrasher Ellis

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Ann Thrasher Ellis, age 77, of Berry, were held Thursday, May 14, 2020 from Cleveland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Steve Deavours officiated. Mrs. Ellis died Sunday, May 10 at her residence She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jimmy Ellis; son, Johnny Walter Ellis; parents, Early and Annie Robertson Thrasher; brothers, Marshall, George Darrell and Wilburn; and sisters, Opal, Marjorie, Ruth and Alice. Survivors include three sons, Steven Jimmy Ellis, Terry Warren Ellis (Carmen), both of Berry and Albert Jackson Ellis (Missie) of Henderson, Tenn.; one daughter, Virginia Lorraine Angle (Lee) of Pensacola, Fla.; daughter-in-law, Teresa Ellis of Northport; sister, Betty Fay Watson of Northport; best friend and niece, Brenda Snow; twelve grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Todd Ellis, Brandon Ellis, Isaac Ellis, Austin Ellis, Elijah Ellis, Kerry Ellis, Jacob Simmons, and Patrick Butler. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kaleb Jade Owens

Funeral services for Mr. Kaleb Jade Owens, age 17, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 18, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Brad Cox, Robert Parrish and Mark Brown officiated.

Shirley Howard, age 73

SHIRLEY HOWARD
 
Graveside services for Mrs. Shirley Howard, age 73, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Howard died Sunday, May 3 at her residence.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

 

Sandra Park, age 77

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Graveside services for Ms. Sandra Clark Park, age 77, of Ralph, were held Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Ralph at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Levi Corey and Bro, Wyatt Rhone officiated. Ms. Park died Monday, May 4 in Birmingham.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

 

Elizabeth Griffin

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Griffin, age 67, of Haleyville, were held Saturday, May 2, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Jeff Flynn officiated. Mrs. Griffin died Wednesday, April 29 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Tommy William Webster

Graveside services for Mr. Tommy William Webster, age 81, of Fayette, were held Friday, April 24, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., from the Musgrove Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Webster passed away on Tuesday, April 21, at Fayette Long Term Health Care Center.

Barbara Warnke

BARBARA WARNKE Mrs. Barbara Warnke, age 81, of Fayette, died Friday, April 24, 2020 at Diversicare in Winfield. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Robert Isac Jones

Graveside services for Mr. Robert Isac Jones, age 87, of the Hubbertville Community, were held Friday, April 24, 2020, at 2 p.m., from the Berea Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Jones passed away Monday, April 20 at his residence.

Donna Rushing

Mrs. Donna Rushing, age 66, of Fayette, died Monday, April 20, 2020 at her residence. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Joel Lynn Thacker

Graveside services for Mr. Joel Lynn Thacker, age 59, of Berry, were held Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Thacker died Monday, April 20 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

William E. Fowler

Funeral services for Mr. William E. Fowler, age 88, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, April 22, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Jarrett Lovelace, Leonard Rigsby and Adam Smith officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Fowler died Sunday, April 19 at his residence.

Vivian Ann Brown

Ms. Vivian Ann Brown, age 51, of Fayette, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at DCH Regional Medical Center. The family will receive friends Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. A private graveside service will be held in Gordo. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Janet Watkins

Graveside services for Mrs. Janet Watkins, age 56, of Fayette, were held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Mike Nabors officiated. Mrs. Watkins died Wednesday, April 8 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Watkins

Graveside services for Mr. James Watkins, age 54, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, April 15 at Oak Grove Church Cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Wednesday, April 8 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jean Simmons

Ms. Jean Simmons, age 74, of Fayette, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at her residence. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

David Charles Millican, Sr.

Graveside services for Mr. David Charles Millican, Sr., age 70, of Northport, were held Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Cemetery with Rev. Chuck Esery officiating. Mr. Millican died Sunday, April 5 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Salina Ann McDonald

Graveside services for Ms. Salina Ann McDonald, age 81, of the Blooming Grove Community, were held Friday, April 10, 2020 at Blooming Grove Church Cemetery. Phillip Potter officiated. Ms. McDonald died Tuesday, April 7 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Eunice Fowler Hocutt

Mrs. Eunice Hocutt, age 101, of Fayette died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Forest Manor Nursing Home in Northport. A private graveside service with immediate family only, due to the coronavirus, was held at the Fayette Memorial Gardens Cemetery on Monday, April 13, at 2 p.m.

Wilford Jackson Files

Funeral services for Mr. Wilford Jackson Files, age 82, of Mobile, a native of Walker County, were held Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home with Brother Chris Farmer officiating. Interment followed in Mobile Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Mr. Files died Sunday, March 15.

Barbara Gene Wright

Graveside services for Ms. Barbara Gene Wright, age 56, of Bankston, were held Wednesday, April 8, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Studdards Crossroads Cemetery with Rev. Curry Bennett officiating. Ms. Wright died Sunday, April 5 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

John Ray Gordon

JOHN RAY GORDON A mountain of a man, John Ray Gordon, peacefully transitioned from this life on April 1, 2020, at his home, surrounded by friends and family singing him into his eternal reward. He lived a life so rich in love that encapsulating it in a few words is woefully inadequate.

David C. Wilkinson, age 63

Graveside services for Mr. David Chesler Wilkinson, age 63, of Fayette, were held Thursday, April 2, 2020 at Mt. Vernon Methodist Church. Enoch “Junior” Estes officiated. Mr. Wilkinson died Tuesday, March 31 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Terry W. Moore

Terry W. Moore, age 73, of Fayette, died Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama. A private graveside service was held Thursday, March 26.

Christopher Willingham

Mr. Christopher Willingham, age 36, formerly of Fayette, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in Seattle, Wash. A graveside service was held Wednesday, April 1 at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Huey Deslattes

Huey Deslattes, of Tuscaloosa, died Wednesday, March 25, 2020 at DCH Regional Medical Center. There will be a graveside services officiated by Father Michael Deering but will be limited to close family. There will be a memorial mass and reception at Holy Spirit Catholic Church once the Corona Virus has waned. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel directed

Nancy Stephens Lahman

A private graveside service for Mrs. Nancy Stephens Lahman, age 75, of Fayette, was held Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Hershel Owen officiating. Mrs. Lahman died Thursday, March 19 at Northwest Medical Center. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.