Obituaries

Herbert June Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Herbert June Smith, age 61, of Fayette, were held Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at 1 p.m., from the New Friendship Baptist Church. Burial followed in the New Friendship Cemetery. Rev. Charlie Humphrey officiated. Mr. Smith died Saturday, Nov. 2 in Fayette.

Mary L. Prater

Mrs. Mary L. Prater, age 98, of Millport, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 at her residence. A private family graveside service was held Friday, Nov. 8 at 1 p.m. in Millport. Interment was in Millport City Cemetery. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport directed.

Garrett Myrick Miles

Funeral services for Mr. Garrett Myrick Miles, age 33, of the Wayside Community, near Winfield, were held Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at 7 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. James Willcutt and Bobby Barnes were the officiating ministers. A private graveside and burial followed on Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Old Union Cemetery. He died Saturday, Nov. 2 as the result of a hunting accident.

Selvia Elkins

A memorial service for Mrs. Selvia Elkins, age 70, of Fayette, will be held Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Crossville. Mrs. Elkins died Friday, Nov. 8 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

John Benjamin "Ben" Wilson

Funeral services for John "Ben" Benjamin Wilson, age 79, of Fayette, will be held Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Norwood Wyatt Chapel. Visitation will be at Noon. Rev. Charlie Humpries will officiate. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery. Mr. Wilson died Saturday, Nov. 9 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James "Jimmy" Trimm

Funeral services for James "Jimmy" Leonard Trimm, age 85, of Berry, were held Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at 11:30 a.m. at Norwood Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Randall Trimm officiated. Burial followed in Bevins Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Trimm died Thursday, Nov. 7 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James Hood

Funeral services for Mr. James Hood, age 72, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Bro. Gary Frazier and Bro. Jeff Wright officiating. Burial was held Monday, Nov. 11 at 10:15 in Montevallo – Alabama National Cemetery with full military honors. Mr. Hood died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at DCH – Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ryder Antonion Smith

Graveside services for Ryder Antonio Smith, infant, were held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Linda Segrest

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Segrest, age 73, of Fayette, were held Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Walker Memory Gardens in Jasper. Mrs. Segrest died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Grant Thornton

Funeral services for Grant Thornton III, age 43, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Thornton died Tuesday, Nov. 5 in Nashville, Tenn.. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Hershel Norris

Funeral services for Mr. Hershel Norris, age 88, of Winfield, were held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Musgrove Chapel Cemetery. Steve Stamps officiated. Mr. Norris died Friday, Oct. 25 at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Lois Frazier

Graveside services for Ms. Lois Marie Frazier, age 83, of Northport, were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, at 3:30 p.m. at El Bethel Buncomb Cemetery. Bro, Terry Oswalt officiated. Ms. Frazier died Tuesday, Nov. 5 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Cynthia Trejo

Ms. Cynthia Michelle Trejo, age 48, of Guin, died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 at her residence. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Bobbie Hallman

Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Hallman, age 82, of Fayette, were held Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery. Mrs. Hallman died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Brandon Samuels

Funeral services for Mr. Brandon Samuels, age 40, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jarrett Lovelace officiated. Burial followed in Berea Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Samuels died Sunday, Nov. 3. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jennie Butler

Mrs. Jennie Katherine Butler, age 83, of Fayette, died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Lamar County.

David Scott Black

David Scott Black of Huntsville (formerly of Fayette) took his ultimate space flight Home on Friday, October 4, 2019. ‘Scott’ was born to the late Robert L. Black and Mavis J. Nelson on June 24, 1957. He is preceded in death by one brother, Samuel C. Black of Fayette. He is survived by his wife of 8 1/2 years; Dana D. Black of Huntsville; his mother, Mavis J. Nelson; his stepmother, Rachel K. Black; and one sister, Dana Burkett of Fayette.    

Herold Shriver

Mr. Herold Shriver, age 69, of Fayette, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, Miss. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Benjamin Troy Hightower

Benjamin “Troy” Hightower, age 92, of Guin, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at his residence. Born on Dec. 12, 1926 in Guin, he was the son of the late Jelks and Grace Akins Hightower and the husband of Emma Rowell Hightower. He graduated from Marion County High School in 1945 and also graduated from Massey Business College in Birmingham.  

Elva Hattaway

Funeral services for Mrs. Elva Hattaway, age 91, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in New Chapel Cemetery. Gary Cargile and Roger Watkins officiated. Mrs. Hattaway died Friday, Oct. 25 at her residence.

Brannen Perry

Funeral services for Mr. Letus Brannen Perry, Sr., age 81, of Fayette, were held Monday, Oct. 28, 2019, at Fayette First Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Mr. Perry died at home surrounded by loving family in Fayette on Friday, Oct. 25.

James Watkins

Mr. James Matthew Watkins, age 40, of Fayette, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at DCH – Northport. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James Hagler

Graveside services for Mr. James Marvin Hagler, age 80, of Northside, were held Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at Berry Freewill Baptist Church. Mr. Hagler died Tuesday, Oct. 22 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ronald Aldridge

Mr. Ronald Aldridge, age 56, of Fayette, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A memorial service was held Monday, Oct. 28 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jeffrey Bonner

Mr. Jeffery Bonner, age 59, of Fayette, died Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 at his residence. A memorial service was held Saturday, Oct. 26 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lucy Cargile Hightower

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Cargile Hightower, age 75, of Tuscaloosa, were held at 12 noon Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 at St. Mark’s Methodist Church in Northport with Rev. John Drawhorn officiating. Burial followed in Mount Vernon Cemetery at 3 p.m. Mrs. Hightower died Sunday, Oct. 13 in Tuscaloosa.

Jack Smith

Funeral services for Mr. Jack Smith, age 60 of Cottondale, were held Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, from Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. He died Saturday, Oct. 19, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Evelyn Nalls

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Nalls, age 90, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from Canaan Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Nalls died Saturday, Oct. 19 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Crimson Fisher

Funeral services for Infant Crimson Eddie Fisher, age three months, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mike Skelton officiated. He died Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Steve Hughes

Mr. Steve Nicholas Hughes, age 92 of Fayette, died Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Services will be private. Mr. Hughes served in the Army in World War II. Norwood Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Shawana Pruitt

Funeral services for Ms. Shawna Prewitt, age 36 of Fayette, were held Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Zion Cemetery. She died Sunday, Oct. 13, at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Clarence Richard Byars

Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Richard Byars, Sr., age 79, of Ethelsville, were held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Byars died Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Pickens County Medical Center. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.

Jimmy Hill

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy R. Hill, age 81 of Belk, were held Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. Lamar Cox officiated. Mr. Hill died Friday, Oct. 4, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Floy Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Floy Smith, age 83 of the New Lexington community, were held Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from New Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Saturday, Oct. 5, at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Alice Louise Monroe

Funeral services for Alice Louise  Monroe, age 70 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. William Randolph officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Ms. Monroe died Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Deacon Tommy Lee Williams

Funeral services for Deacon Tommy Lee Williams, age 65, of Florida, were held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at House of God Pillar and Ground of the Truth. Interment was at Caballero Rivero South Memorial. Deacon Williams died Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Peggy McDonald Coretti

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy McDonald Coretti, age 66, of Wheaton, Ill, were held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New Liberty Cemetery. Mrs. Coretti died Sunday, Sept. 22 at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Abernathy

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Abernathy, age 89, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Abernathy died Sunday, Sept. 29.

John Wilson Vice

Funeral services for Mr. John Wilson Vice, age 84, of Berry, were held Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 from Bevans Chapel Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Vice died Monday, Sept. 16 at Northport Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Charles Cook

Funeral services for Mr. Charles “Sonny” Allen Cook, age 79, of Tuscaloosa, were held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Englewood Baptist Church. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Cook died Monday, Sept. 16 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.