Obituaries

Jaizlyn Cooper

Funeral services for Jaizlyn Cooper, age one, were held Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Carlos Moore officiated. Burial followed in New Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Kennedy. Jaizlyn died Monday, Feb. 12 at Fayette Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, Bradley and Ashley Young Cooper; and two brothers, Ja’Shun and Jacaven Cooper. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lora Ann Henley

Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Ann Henley, age 54, of Berry, were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Rodney Ward officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Rogersville, Tenn. Mrs. Henle­y died Sunday, Feb. 18 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Virginia Pauline Fowler

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Pauline Fowler, age 92, of Fayette, formerly of Flatwoods Boley Community, were held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 2 p.m., in the Collins-Burke Chapel with Charles Self officiating. Burial followed in the Union Chapel Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Fowler died Sunday, Feb. 11 at Northwest Medical Center.

Donald Stiles

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Stiles, age 75, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from Fayette Church of Christ. Kaleb Hall officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Stiles died Sunday, February 11 at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie Mark Stiles and Ola Daniel Stiles; and grandson, John Ross Watkins.

Ralph Ray

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Ray, age 72, of Fayette, were held Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 4 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Hopewell Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Ray died Wednesday, February 7 in Jasper. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Mary Frances Houle

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Frances Houle, age 88, of Berry, were held Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Eugene Cockrell officiating. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Ms. Houle died Sunday, Feb. 11 in Vernon. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James Smith

Mr. James Smith, age 80, of Fayette, passed away peacefully at his residence Feb. 3, 2018 surrounded by his loving wife and family. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens.

Clayburn Brasher

Funeral services for Mr. Clayburn Brasher, age 88, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at 3 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home with Bro. T. B. Stringfellow officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Judy Perry Nichols

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Perry Nichols, age 68, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Jan. 20, 2018 from Fayette Church of Christ. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Owen Sweatt and Kaleb Hall officiated. Mrs. Nichols died Wednesday, Jan. 17 at Fayette Medical Center.

Ronald Barry Wyatt

Funeral services for Mr. Ronald Barry Wyatt, age 63, of Lafayette, formerly of Tuscaloosa, were held Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Valley View Baptist Church with Bro. Steve Wyatt officiating. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Wyatt died Sunday, Jan. 14 at his residence.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Linda Thornton

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Thornton, age 62, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, January 17, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Daniel Sanford and David Sanford officiated. Mrs. Thornton died Sunday, January 14 at her residence.

Maxine Nalls

Funeral services for Mrs. Maxine Nalls, age 79, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Canaan Cemetery. Mrs. Nalls died Monday, Jan. 15 at Forest Manor Nursing Home.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Laverne Leonard

Funeral services for Mrs. Laverne Leonard, age 79, of the Hubbertville Community, were held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Berea Church of Christ with James Wyers and Jimmy McNees officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Charles Killian

Graveside full military services for Mr. Charles Killian, age 71, of Florence, were held Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Fayette Memorial Gardens with Rev. Kris Martin and Rev. Roger Martin officiating. Mr. Killian died Friday, Jan. 19 in Florence.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Donald Gene Keating

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Gene Keating, age 76, of Knoxville, were held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. John Alexander and Bro. Levy Corey officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Keating died Saturday, Jan. 20 at DCH.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Tommy "Bo" Johnston

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy “Bo” Johnston, age 49, of Berry, were held Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Panter Cemtery. Bro. Kenneth Bozeman officiated. Mr. Johnston died Monday, Jan. 15 at Walker Baptist Hospital.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jewel Johnston

Graveside services for Mrs. Jewel Johnston, age 79, of Berry, were held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 from Panter Cemetery. Bro. Kenneth Bozeman officiated. Mrs. Johnston died Saturday, Jan. 20 at Northport Medical Center.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.  

Rev. James K. "Jim" Ham, Sr.


Funeral services for Rev. James K. “Jim” Ham, Sr., age 93, of Baton Rouge, Louis., formerly of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Williamson Cemetery in Northport. Bro. Barry Eads officiated. Rev. Ham died Friday, Jan. 19 in Baton Rouge, Louis.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.