Obituaries

James Pasley

Funeral services for Mr. James Edwin Pasley, age 62, of Northport, were held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Junior Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Pasley died Friday, Sept. 14 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Andrew Whitson

Mr. Andrew Robert Whitson, age 62, of Fayette, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Fayette Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Dock Swindle

Mr. Dock Swindle, age 71, of Bankston, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 14 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Brad Nalls

Funeral services for Mr. Brad Nalls, age 41, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 12 noon at Shady Grove Church with Rev. Rayford Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Nalls died Saturday, Sept. 8 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel will direct.

Robert Crowley

Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. Crowley, age 87, of Kennedy, were held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Tim McCool, Chris McCool and Lon Moon officiated. Burial followed in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Mr. Crowley died Tuesday, Sept. 4 at his residence.

Michael Durward Brunk

Graveside services for Mr. Michael Durward Brunk, husband of Billie Simpson Brunk, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Zion Cemetery in Bankston. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the U. S. War Dog Association, National Headquarters at uswardogs.org or to the charity of your choice. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Jerry Wilson

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wilson, age 48, of Fayette, were held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery.  Mr. Wilson died Sunday, Sept. 2 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Eva Cowart

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Mae Cowart, age 91, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cowart died Saturday, Sept. 1 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

John Freeman

Mr. John Freeman, age 74, of Fayette, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Walter Ray Smith

Graveside services for Mr. Walter Ray Smith, age 74, of Northport, were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 4 p.m., at Goodwater Cemetery.  Mr. Smith died Monday, Sept. 3 at Forest Manor in Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ralph Olive, Sr.

Funeral services for Ret. Chief of Fayette Police Ralph Crawford Olive, Sr., age 77, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Olive died Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Rose Whitson

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Whitson, age 70, of Bankston, were held Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Whitson died Wednesday, Aug. 29 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lomax Greene

Funeral services for Mr. Lomax Greene, age 78, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Greene died Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Glen Haven Nursing Home in Northport. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Judy Calvert

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Calvert, age 67, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Calvert died Sunday, Aug. 26 at Medical Center West in Bessemer. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.  

Mildred "Bay" McConnell

Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred “Bay” McConnell, age 95, of Fayette, were held Friday, Aug.  24, 2018, at 3 p.m., at McConnell Family Cemetery with Rev. Joel Daniel and Rev. Nedra Deerman officiating. Mrs. McConnell died Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Fayette Medical Center.

Wanda Traweek

Funeral services for Mrs. Wanda Traweek, age 46, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at 2 p.m., at New Chapel Methodist Church with Rev. James Haygood officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Traweek died Monday, Aug. 13.

Earlene Jackson

Funeral services for Ms. Earlene F. Jackson, age 95, of Berry, were held Friday, Aug. 24, 2018 at 12 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Cleveland Church of Christ Cemetery. Ms. Jackson died Monday, Aug. 20 at Northwest Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ruth Deavours

Graveside services for Mrs. Ruth Marion Deavours, age 87, of Bankston, were held Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Cleveland Church of Christ.  Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Deavours was born in Milwaukee, Wis., March 31, 1931.

Barbara Aldridge

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Aldridge, age 72, of Carbon Hill, were held Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Studdard’s Crossroads Cemetery. Bro. Adam Darty officiated. Mrs. Aldridge died Thursday, Aug. 16 at Walker Baptist Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Willette Wallace

Funeral services for Ms. Williette Wallace, age 74, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Jerry Bridges officiating. Ms. Wallace died Friday, Aug. 17 at Fayette Long Term Care. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Billy Oral Cochran

Memorial services for Mr. Billy Oral Cochran, age 57, of Brilliant, were held Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018 from the Turnaround Church in Winfield. Mr. Cochran died Friday, July 27 in Brilliant. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield.

Lottie Doughty

Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Doughty, age 84, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Doughty died Monday, Aug. 13 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Norman Parrish

Funeral services for Mr. Norman Wesley Parrish, age 88, of Tuscaloosa, were held Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at 12 p.m., at Central Church of Christ in Tuscaloosa with Scott McCowan officiating. Burial followed in Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Fayette. Mr. Parrish died Monday, Aug. 13 at Hospice of West Alabama.    

Frances Carr

Miss Frances Carr, age 100, of Fayette, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette 

Kathelene Shaw

Funeral services for Mrs. Kathelene Shaw, age 68, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Shaw died Tuesday, Aug. 7 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ronald Joe Taylor

Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Joe Taylor, age 66, of Tuscaloosa, were held Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at 12 noon, at First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. Mr. Taylor died Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Joe Ferrell Dodd

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Ferrell Dodd, age 69, of Whites Chapel Community near Glen Allen, were held Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at 6 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Sprinkle Family Cemetery. Joel Morrison and Larry Alexander officiated. Mr. Dodd died Tuesday, July 31 in the Hospice Care Center in St. Martins in the Pines near Birmingham.

Edna A. Henry Esquivel

Funeral services for Ms. Edna Esquivel, age 74, of Coker, were held Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial followed in the Coker Cemetery. Father Michael Dearing officiated. Ms. Esquivel died Wednesday, Aug. 1 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Patricia Ann Cooper

Funeral services for Patricia Ann Cooper, age 65, of Fayette, were held Monday, July 23, 2018, at 6 p.m. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Taylor Springs Cemetery. Bro. Matthew Paul officiated. Ms. Cooper died Saturday, July 21 at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham.

Prejoice Franks

Funeral services for Mrs. Prejoice Franks, age 70, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zion Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Franks died Friday, July 27 at Fayette Medical Center.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Michael Edward Dubchy

Funeral services for Mr. Michael Edward Dubchy, age 49, of Hillsboro, Fla., were held Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dubchy died Friday, July 27 in Florida.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Faye Hubbert

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye McCaleb Hubbert, age 86, of Fayette, were held Sunday, July 29, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Camp Comfort Cemetery. Rick McCabe officiated.

Verna Ann Skurka Londono

Funeral services for Ms. Verna Anne Skurka Londono, age 69, of Daytona Beach, Fla., will be held Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa. Father Michael Deering and Father John Fallon will officiate. Burial will follow at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Ms. Londono died Friday, July 1 at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Jerry Hayes

Mr. Jerry M. Hayes, age 74, of Fayette, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, July 16, 2018. The memorial service to celebrate his life was on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at 2 p.m., at the Central Church of Christ in Fayette. He was preceded in death by his par

James Wright

Mr. James Edward Wright, age 78, of Fayette, died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his residence. A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Robert Vowel

Funeral services for Mr. Robert E. Vowell, age 84, of Winfield, were held Friday, July 13, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Spring Hill Cemetery. Mr. Vowell died Monday, July 9.  

Velva Fowler

Funeral services for Ms. Velva Irene Fowler, age 74, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, July 14, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Trinity Church of God with Rev. Leland Sapp and Rev. John Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Ms. Fowler died Saturday, July 7 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Edward McClinton

Funeral services for Mr. Edward McClinton, age 76, of Fayette, were held Saturday, July 7, 2018, from West Highland Church of Christ. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery-McKinney Addition. Mr. McClinton died Tuesday, July 3 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

William "Billy" Hollis, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. William “Billy” Hollis, Sr., age 62 of Brilliant, formerly of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 27, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Joel Isham officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Hollis died Monday, June 25 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.