Obituaries

Josefa Dean Chism

Funeral services for Ms. Josefa Dean Chism, age 89, of Coker, were held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Buhl Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Alford Banks officiated. Ms. Chism died Wednesday, March 6 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Mary Jane Franks Kemp

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Franks Kemp were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Rev. Jerome Dixon officiated. Mrs. Kemp died Saturday, Feb. 16 at her residence.

Thomas Wayne Wold

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Wayne Wold, age 50, of Northport, were held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Berry. Mr. Wold died Saturday, March 9 at Northport Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Aiden Byars

A private graveside service for Aiden Byars, infant child of Heath and Kelsea Byars, of Fayette, was held Friday, March 8, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Old Union Cemetery. Aiden died Tuesday, March 5 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Juan Jesus Garcia Vargas

Funeral services for Mr. Juan Jesus Garcia Vargas, age 20, of Tuscaloosa, were held Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Vargas died Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ruby Brock

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Nell Watkins Brock, age 80, of Pell City, formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, March 4, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery in Lamar County. Bro. Lon Dee Moon and Bro. James Howard officiated. Mrs. Brock died Saturday, March 2 at Village of Cooks Springs in Pell City.

Michael Terry

Mr. Michael Terry, age 57, of Vernon, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Carine Freeman

Funeral services for Mrs. Carine Freeman, age 99, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Justin Guin and Kaleb Hall officiated. Mrs. Freeman died Saturday, March 2 at her residence.

Sherry Morrison

Ms. Sherry Morrison, age 45, of Hamilton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at her home. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Sandra Stephenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Stephenson, age 69, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Darryl Ballew, Pastor Josh Ballew, and Pastor Philip Larsen officiating. Burial followed at Berea Church of Christ Cemetery in Hubbertville.

Brian Miles Bennett

Brian Miles Bennett, age 42, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Feb. 20, 2019. He was born in Montgomery to Arthur and Robbie Miles Bennett. He was a member of First Baptist Little Rock and loved serving in the Dominican Republic doing mission work. He was an engineer with Verizon.

Dale Brown

Mr. Dale Brown, age 67, of Fayette, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Columbus, Mississippi. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Billy Simmons

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe Simmons, age 84, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Sis. Amy Lowery and Bro. Wayne Boman officiating. Burial followed at Gibson Hill Cemetery. Mr. Simmons died Monday, Feb. 25.

William Lindale Foster

Funeral services for Mr. William Lindale Foster, age 67, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. James Haygood officiated. Mr. Foster died Saturday, Feb. 23 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Michelle Harshaw

Funeral services for Miss Michelle Harshaw, age 44, of Vernon, were held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. James Godsey officiated. Miss Harshaw died Saturday, Feb. 23 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

BC. Chambless

Mr. B.C. Chambless, age 78, formerly of Fayette, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Vina Gilreath Walden

Funeral services for Mrs. Vina Gilreath Walden, age 89, of Kennedy, were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Harmony Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Walden died Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Fayette Medical Center.

Vida Skelton

Graveside services for Mrs. Vida Lee Phillips Skelton, age 88, of Bankston, were held Sunday, Feb. 24, 2019 from Phillips Memorial Cemetery. Kevin Morrison officiated. Mrs. Skelton died Wednesday, Feb. 20 at Fayette Medical Center.

James Doyle "J.D." Coleman

Funeral services for Mr. James Doyle Coleman, age 95 of Winfield in the Bazemore Community, were held Saturday, Feb. 16 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial following at the Piney Grove Church of Christ Cemetery in Bazemore.  Floyd Rogers was the officiating minister. Mr. Coleman, better known as “J.D.”, died Wednesday, Feb. 6  at his residence. 

Dorothy Jane Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jane Moore, age 90 of Winfield, were held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Harry Saylor and Bro. Green officiated. Burial followed in the Old Union cemetery near Wayside. She passed away Friday, Feb. 15 at Diversicare Healthcare Center in Winfield.

Johnny Fields

Funeral services for Mr. Johnny Erin Fields, age 78, of Fayette, were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Linwood Gilliam officiated. Burial followed in the El Bethel Buncom Cemetery. Mr. Fields died Monday, Feb. 18 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ralph Renfroe

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Renfroe, age 62 of Fayette, were held Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pisgah Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Renfroe died Sunday, Feb. 17, at his residence.

Eleanor Comer

Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Newton Comer, age 86 of Northport, were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Tim Meherg officiated. Mrs. Comer died Sunday, Feb. 17 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Edwin Corkerin, Sr.

Mr. Edwin Corkerin, age 61 of Berry, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later by Nelson Fuenral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Mary Jane Kemp

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Jane Franks Kemp, age 71, of Fayette, were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Ms. Kemp died Saturday, Feb. 16 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Bobbie Sanders

Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Gray Sanders, age 86 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Brent Smalley officiated. Mrs. Sanders died Saturday, Feb.16, at her residence.

Jimmy Rogers

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Rogers, age 81, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Collins, Miss., were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Tim Lovet and Rev. James Robinson officiated. Burial followed in Collins Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died Monday, Feb. 4 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Paul Dexter Tidwell

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Dexter Tidwell, age 56, of Glen Allen, were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Jerry Norris officiated. Mr. Tidwell died Monday, Jan. 28 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Bell Carr, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Bell Carr, Jr., age 88, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Zion Chapel Cemetery near Fayette. David Lee Nalls officiated. Mr. Carr died Thursday, Jan. 31 at Diversicare Nursing Home in Winfield.

Mary Y. Rutledge

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Young Rutledge, age 80 of Birmingham, formerly of Fayette were held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, from Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Bro. Robert Parrish officiated. Mrs. Rutledge died Wednesday, Feb. 13 at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Edwin D. "Punk" Turner

Funeral services for Mr. Edwin D. “Punk” Turner, age 81 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Enoch Estes and Levi Sides officiated. Mr. Turner passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, at Fayette Medical Center.

Danny Waldrop

Mr. Danny Waldrop, age 67, of Millport, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announce later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Donald Nelson

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Nelson, age 90, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Mr. Nelson died Saturday, Feb. 9 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Myrtle Carney

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Carney, age 60, of Eldridge, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Tucker Cemetery. Mrs. Carney died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Wilburn "Janx" Pendley

Graveside services for Mr. Wilburn “Janx” Jr. Pendley, age 57, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Boley Springs Cemetery. Mr. Pendley died Thursday, Feb. 7 at Brookwood Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James Nuckols

Funeral services for Mr. James Nuckols, age 58, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Union Grove Cemetery. Mr. Nuckols died Thursday, Feb. 7 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Myrtle Posey

Funeral services for Myrtle Ann Posey, age 74, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Posey died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at her residence.

Betty Louise Colburn

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Louise (Loe) Colburn, age 86, were held Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 from Fayette First Baptist Church. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Colburn died Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Tuscaloosa.

Joe Maddox

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Maddox, age 81, of Winfield, formerly of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Maddox died Saturday, Feb. 2 at Brookwood Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Cordy Madison

Funeral services for Mrs. Cordy Suvanah Lowery Madison, age 96, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m., at New Liberty FWB Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Marie Meadows

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Meadows, age 79, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Roberts officiated. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Meadows died Friday, Feb. 1 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Mike and Tina Williams

Funeral services for Mr. Mike Williams, age 56, and Mrs. Tina Williams, age 55, of Northport, were held Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 5 p.m., at The Church of the Highlands in Tuscaloosa. Mr. and Mrs. Williams died Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Annie Smith

Graveside services for Mrs. Annie Smith, age 81, of Millport, were held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 from Christmas Family Cemetery in Millport. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Shirley Thompson

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Thompson, age 62, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Mrs. Thompson died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Randy Pennington

Funeral services for Mr. Randy Pennington, age 50, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pennington died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.