Obituaries

Joey Morris

Funeral services for Mr. Joey Morris, age 51, of the Samantha Community, were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018 from New Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Mr. Morris died Thursday, Nov. 15. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sandra Gail Smallwood

Sandra Gail Harbin Smallwood, age 81, of Northport, formerly of Oakman, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 in Tuscaloosa. Sandra was born June 15, 1937 at Bankston. Sandra was active in politics and was the chairman of the Walker County Civil Service Board.

Lori Brandenburg

Funeral services for Ms. Lori Moore Brandenburg, age 52, of Fayette, were held Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Marc Glasgow and Rev. Brent Smalley officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Ms. Brandenburg died Thursday, Nov. 29 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Maurice Fleming

Funeral services for Mr. Maurice Lamont Fleming, age 55, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Celebration Worship Center. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Fleming died Monday, Nov. 26 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Robert "Bob" Monfore

Mr. Robert Wayne “Bob” Monfore, age 72, of Tuscaloosa, died Friday, Nov. 23, 2018 in Monteagle, Tenn. There was a memorial service held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., at Christ Episcopal Church. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Miguel Jose Tomas

Funeral services for Mr. Miguel Jose Tomas, age 44, of Duncanville, will be held Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Deacon Adrian Straley officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial for Mr. Tomas will be at a later date in Guatemala. Mr. Tomas died Friday, Nov. 23 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Bonnie Madison

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Madison, age 55, of Berry, were held Sunday, Nov. 25, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Berry Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bozeman and Rev. Scott Montgomery officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Madison died Thursday, Nov. 22.

Icie Logan

Funeral services for Ms. Icie Mae Parr Logan, age 86, of Berry, were held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Rodney Ward officiating. Burial followed in the Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Logan died Tuesday, Nov. 20 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Daniel E. Harless Jr.

Mr. Daniel Harless, age 68, of Fayette, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 at his residence. A memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 26 from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens.

Tyler Williamson

Funeral services for Mr. Tyler Wayne Williamson, age 23, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Shane Smith officiating. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Williamson died Friday, Nov. 16 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Colleen Roberts

Funeral services for Mrs. Colleen Roberts, age 64, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Tuesday, Nov. 13 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Carolyn McGee

Funeral services for Mrs. Carolyn McGee, age 87, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mrs. McGee died Thursday, Nov. 15.

Judy Lindsey

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Lindsey, age 71, of Fayette, were held Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Lindsey died Wednesday, Nov. 14 at Morningview Estates.

Marilyn M. Cannon

Mrs. Marilyn M. Cannon, formerly of Berry and Belk, passed away in Centre, AL at Cherokee County Health and Rehab on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018. She was thirty-five days short of 100 years.

Regina Mustafa

Ms. Regina K. Mustafa, age 53, of Fayette, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Jeff Madison

Funeral services for Mr. Jeff Madison, age 53, of Long Beach, Miss., formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Willie Ragsdale and Bro. Scotty Stovall officiated. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mr. Madison died Friday, Nov. 9 at Memorial Hospital in Gulfport.

Janelle Baty Avery

Funeral services for Ms. Janelle Baty Avery, age 69, of Tuscaloosa, were held Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 3 p.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church with Father Tom Ackerman officiating. Burial followed in the Holy Spirit Columbarium. Ms. Avery died Friday, November 9 at DCH ER in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Marsha Mitchum Savage

Funeral services for Ms. Marsha Mitchum Savage, age 59, of New Lexington, were held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Jones and Rev. Terry Joe Oswalt officiating. Burial followed at Boone Cemetery. Ms. Savage died Wednesday, Nov. 7 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dr. Henry Allen Spies, Jr.

Graveside service for Dr. Henry Allen Spies, Jr., age 93, of Leonard, Texas, was held Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Willow Wild Cemetery in Bonham with Willie Johnson officiating. Family visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 14, from 6-8 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Chapel in Leonard

Curtis Eugene "Goose" Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Curtis Eugene “Goose” Wright, age 68, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed at New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Monday, Oct. 29 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Loyd D. Holliman

Loyd D. Holliman Mr. Loyd Dean Holliman died Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018. He was born Feb. 20, 1925. Mr. Holliman was a veteran of the U. S. Navy. A Celebration of Life was held at graveside Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 2 p.m., at Crestview Memorial Gardens in Adamsville with Bro. John Noles officiating.

Dexter Champion

Mr. Dexter Champion, age 78, of Winfield, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018 at Hunter Creek Nursing Home in Northport. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Martha Swan

Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Swan, age 63, of Tuscaloosa County, were held Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Phillips Chapel Free Will Baptist Church cemetery. Mrs. Swan died Sunday, Oct. 28 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mazarine Stowe

Funeral services for Mr. Mazarine Stowe, age 56, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Zion Cemetery. Mr. Stowe died Wednesday, Oct. 24 in Tuscaloosa. The family will receive friends Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the funeral home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Carolyn Whitson

Mrs. Carolyn Whitson, age 67, of Fayette, died Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018 at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Myrtle Frost

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Irene Frost, age 92, of Berry, were held Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Jerry Ray officiating. Burial followed at Berry City Cemetery. Mrs. Frost died Thursday, Oct. 25.

Kathleen Dockery Dudley

Graveside services for Ms. Kathleen Dudley, age 87, of Fayette, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Woods Cemetery in Bankston. Rev. James Nichols and Rev. Jarrett Lovelace officiated. Ms. Dudley died Tuesday, Oct. 23. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Merle Yerby

Funeral services for Mrs. Merle Ruth Hocutt Yerby, age 95, of Berry, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 3 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Ed Steelman and Rev. Kenneth Bozeman officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Berry. Mrs. Yerby died Tuesday, Oct. 23 at home.

Willie Joe McClinton

Funeral services for Mr. Willie Joe McClinton, age 75, were held Friday, Oct.  19, 2018 at 12 noon from the Piney Grove Church of Christ. Terry Wallace, Sr. officiated. Burial followed in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Mr. McClinton died Thursday, Oct. 11 at Diversicare in Winfield.

Luther Clay

Funeral services for Mr. Luther Clay, age 88, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018 from New Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Clay died Saturday, Oct. 13 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Fondee Doughty, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Fondee Doughty, Jr., age 73, of Fayette, will be held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018, at 11 a.m., at New Friendship Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Humphrey officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. Mr. Doughty died Saturday, Oct. 20 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Louis Guy Deavours II

Funeral services for Mr. Louis Guy Deavours II, age 63, of Bankston, were held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Mr. Deavours died unexpectedly on Monday, Oct. 22 at home.

Tucson Stovall

Funeral services for Bro. Tucson Stovall, age 62, of Sulligent, were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. James Boyd, Jerry Leonard and Larry Wates officiated. Burial followed in New River Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Stovall died Sunday, Oct. 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Hilda Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Hilda Johnson, age 72, of Northport, were held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Josh Musgrove officiated. Burial followed in Sulphur Springs Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 21 at her residence.

Mary Ruth Sheppard

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth Sheppard, age 64, of Capron, Ill., will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Berry. The family will receive friends Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Sheppard died Sunday, Oct. 21 in Rockford, Ill. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Charles Gay

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Gay, age 81, of Berry, were held Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 from Cleveland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Gay died Sunday, Oct. 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dovie Perkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Dovie Perkins, age 80, of Berry, were held Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Shirley King officiated. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Perkins died Tuesday, Oct. 16 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.