Obituaries

Louise Benton

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Benton, age 85 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Carl Sullivan officiated. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Saturday, Sept. 17, at Diversicare in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home directed.

Roy G. White

Funeral services for Mr. Roy G. White, age 72 of Northport, were held Friday, sept. 16, 2022, at 3 p.m. from St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church with Father Tom Ackerman officiating. Burial followed in Holy Spirit Columbarium. He died Monday, Sept. 12, at DCH-Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Bill Sims

Funeral services for Mr. Bill Sims, age 82, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Sept. 18, 2022, at 4 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home. Mark Brown and Darryl Ballew officiated. A graveside service followed at Oak Grove Cemetery. He died Friday, Sept. 16, surrounded by his wife and children.

N.A. Pinion

Funeral services for Mrs. N.A. Pinion, age 94 of Oakman, were held Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Larry Woods officiated. Burial followed in Pendley Cemetery. She died Sunday, Sept. 11, at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home directed.

Vernon M. Grosse

Vernon M. Grosse, age 84, died Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, at DCH Regional Medical Center. A memorial visitation was held Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church from 12 -2 p.m. He was laid to rest in Memory Hill Gardens.

Maury Sanders

Funeral services for Mrs. Maury Sanders, age 85, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died Saturday, Sept. 10 at Hospice of West Alabama.

James Huey Norris

James Huey Norris of Berry left this world with his wife, daughters, and son-in-laws with him on Monday, Sept. 5, 2022 at the age of 89. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Berry Freewill Baptist Church. His son-in-laws, Randy Deavours and Kenneth Bozeman, officiated the service.

Jimmie Corley

Funeral services for Mrs. Jimmie Corley, age 78, of Berry, were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel at 3 p.m. with Rev Jimmy Jones officiating. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Mrs. Corley died Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Infant Ashton Lee Upton

Funeral services for Infant Asher Lee Upton were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Davis Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. Asher died Monday, Sept. 5 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Quint Brantley

Funeral services for Mr. Quint Brantley, age 58 of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at 1 p.m. at Berry Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Drew Self officiated. Burial followed in Flatwoods Cemetery. He died Monday, Sept. 5, at Generations of Vernon. Norwood-Wyatt Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Rayford Simmons

Funeral services for Mr. Rayford Simmons, age 82, of Northport, were held Friday, Sept. 9, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Williamson Cemetery in Northport. Bro. Bobby Pendley, Bro. Kenneth Bozeman and Bro. Ervin Fields officiated. Mr. Simmons died Sunday, Sept. 4 at his residence.

Dawson Studdard

Funeral services for Dawson Studdard, age 2, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Dawson died Saturday, Sept. 3 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joseph "Joe" Alexander Freeman

Funeral services for Mr. Joseph “Joe” Alexander Freeman, age 28 of Dallas, Texas, will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at 11 a.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial will follow in New Grove Cemetery. Mr. Freeman died Thursday, Sept. 1, in Dallas-Baylor, Texas. Norwood-Wyatt Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert Joe Johnson

Mr. Robert Joe Johnson, age 82 of Fayette, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022, at Fayette Medical Center. A private service was held.. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sally Caine

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Caine, age 65 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. She died Wednesday, Aug. 31, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Diane Anderson Davis

Mrs. Diane Anderson Davis, age 71 of the Hubbertville community passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022. Mrs. Davis was born September 18, 1950 to Buddy and Hilda Webster Tucker. She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ and a 1968 graduate of Hubbertville High School.

Aaron Rainwater

A memorial service for Mr. Aaron Rainwater, age 27 of Maylene, was held Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. He died Monday, Aug. 29, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Survivors include his wife, Brandi Rainwater of Maylene; parents, John and Stacey Rainwater of Northport; sister, Amber Rainwater of Northport; and niece and nephew, Allison Skelton and Dawson Rainwater. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Charlotte Dubose

Mrs. Charlotte Dubose, age 75 of Fayette, died Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at her residence. A private service was held. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Gregory Scott Shaw

A private graveside service for Mr. Gregory Scott Shaw, age 51 of Frisco, Texas, was held at Oakhill Cemetery in Jasper. He died on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 in Frisco. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Nancy Janice Lunceford

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Janice Lunceford, age 82 of Tuscaloosa, were held Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, from New Beginning Worship Center in Northport. Bro. Randy Fuller officiated. Burial followed in Memory Hill Garden. She died Friday, Aug. 26 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Kate Miller

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Kate Miller, age 80 of Fayette,were held Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Gary Cargile, Jerry Nelson and Kaleb Hall officiated. She died Wednesday, Aug. 24, at Fayette Long Term Care.

Raymond Freeman Parris

A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Raymond Freeman Parris, age 75, was held Sunday, Aug. 28, 2022, at 5 p.m. at Bevans Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. He died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at his home surrounded by family.

Thurman I. "T.I." Griffin

Graveside services for Mr. Thurman I. “T.I.” Griffin, age 96 of Navarre, Fla., were held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, from Mt. Vernon Cemetery. He died Wednesday, Aug. 23, at Arcadia Senior Living in Pace, Fla. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Jo Ann Kirchaer Morrison

Funeral services for Ms. Jo Ann Kirchaer Morrison, age 67, of Winfield, were held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Thomas Nix and Rev. Brett Burleson officiating. Burial followed at Sand Springs Cemetery. Ms. Morison died Friday, Aug. 19 at her residence.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dorothy Ann Ballard Poole

Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy Ann Ballard Poole, age 77 of Fosters, were held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, at 11 a.m. from Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Wyatt Rhone and Dr. Levi Corey officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. She died Thursday, Aug. 18, at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James David Pendley

Funeral services for Mr. James David Pendley, age 61, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill Church with Rev. Danny Renfroe and Mr. Steve Pendley officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Pendley died Thursday, Aug. 18 at Northport DCH. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James Johnson

JAMES JOHNSON Mr. James Johnson, age 67, of Berry, died Thursday, Aug.18, 2022 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Jimmy Hamm

Mr. Jimmy Hamm, age 82, of Belk, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2022 at his residence. There will be a private service held.

Geraldine Gay Palmer

Funeral services for Ms. Geraldine Gay Palmer, age 79 of Fayette, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2022, at 2 p.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with burial following. She died Monday, Aug. 16 in Birmingham. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Jim Canup

Funeral services for Mr. Jim Canup, age 77, of Fayette, were held Saturday, August 20, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. John Thomas officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Canup died Tuesday, Aug. 16 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dorothy Harless

Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy Harless, age 79 of Fayette, were held Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at 11 a.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Jim Smith officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County. She died Monday, Aug. 15 in Berry. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Karen Brannan Little

Funeral services for Mrs. Karen Brannan Little, age 56, formerly of Fayette, were held Thursday, August 18, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New Liberty FWB Cemetery. Mrs. Little died Sunday, Aug. 7 in Maine. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

John Holley Shepherd

Funeral services for Mr. John Holley Shepherd, age 88 of Berry, were held Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at 11 a.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Russ McDonald officiated. Burial followed in Pea Ridge Community Church Cemetery. He died Tuesday, Aug. 9, at his residence.

Kenneth Lynn Godsey

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Lynn Godsey, age 80, were held Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Greenview Memorial Park in Florence. He died on Sunday, Aug. 7, after a brief illness. Ken was born in Berry to Quinton and Christine (Strickland) Godsey. He graduated from Berry High School. While there, he was crowned Campus King, lettered in football and basketball, and helped his basketball team get to state playoffs twice.

William Douglas Stripling

Funeral services with military honors for Mr. William Douglas Stripling, 93, of Jasper (formerly of Fayette), were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. from Jasper’s First Baptist Church. Bishop Harold Kelley and Rev. Lamar Cox officiated. Loving words were shared by Rev. Dexter Guin, Rev. Art Werner and Carson Roberts. Burial was in Oak Hill Cemetery in Jasper. Mr. Stripling passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Walker Baptist Medical Center.

Zelona Cunningham

Funeral services for Mrs. Zelona Cunningham, age 83 of Tuscaloosa, were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, from Samantha Holiness Church. Bro. Denny Renfroe, Bro. Greg Strickland and Bro. Allen Cunningham officiated. Burial followed in Yellow Creek Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Cunningham died Tuesday, Aug. 2 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jay Dee Black

Funeral services for Mr. Jay Dee Black, age74 of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. from First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died Tuesday, Aug. 2, at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Yvonne Townley

Funeral services for Mrs. Yvonne Townley, age 82 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Lamar Cox officiatedBurial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Townley died Monday, Aug.1 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Barbara Sue Roberts

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Sue Roberts, age 70 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022, from Hopewell Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Shane Smith officiated. Mrs. Roberts died Monday, Aug. 1, at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Linda L. Jones

Funeral services for Ms. Linda L. Jones, age 74, of Crossville, were held Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at 4:30 p.m. from Otts Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Josh Musgrove officiating. Burial followed in Shiloh-Pinhook Cemetery. She died Sunday, July 31, at Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care.

Joshua Eugene Plowman

Funeral services for Mr. Joshua Eugene Plowman, age 22 of Buhl, were held Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, at 2 p.m. from Buhl Baptist Church. He died Friday, July 29, in Tuscaloosa County. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Anna Glenn Sharp

Funeral services for Ms. Anna Glenn Sharp, age 31 of Tuscaloosa, were held Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022, at 3 p.m. from First United Methodist Church of Tuscaloosa. Rev. Amy Howard and Dr. Clinton Hubbard, Jr. officiated. She died Tuesday, July 26 at UAB Hospital. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed

Jennifer Gilliam Head

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennifer Gilliam Head, age 48 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, July 27, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Studdards Crossroads Cemetery. She died Sunday, July 24, at her residence.

Mary C. Underwood

Graveside services for Ms.Mary C. Underwood, age 74 of Tuscaloosa, were held Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park with Mr. Scott McCown officiating. She died Friday, July 22 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Jerald B. Brown

Funeral services for Mr.Jerald B. Brown, age 59 of Berry, were held Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at 6 p.m. from Union Grove Baptist Church.He died Thursday, July 21, at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Nancy Williams McDonald

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Williams McDonald, age 55 of Fayette, were held Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 3 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery in Bluff. Rev. C.W. Box and Bro. Carl Porter officiated. She died Wednesday, July 20.