Obituaries

Nancy Stephens Lahman

A private graveside service for Mrs. Nancy Stephens Lahman, age 75, of Fayette, was held Sunday, March 22, 2020 at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Hershel Owen officiating. Mrs. Lahman died Thursday, March 19 at Northwest Medical Center. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.

Lluvia Gonzalez

Funeral services for Ms. Lluvia Gonzalez, age 25, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, March 20, 2020, at 3 p.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Ms. Gonzalez died Monday, March 16 in Atlanta, Ga. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Claude Brand

Graveside services for Mr. Claude Brand, age 91, of Fayette, were held Thursday, March 19, 2020 from Liberty Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Crossville. Chuck Oliver officiated. Mr. Brand died Monday, March 16 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Tammy Brown

Funeral services for Mrs. Tammy Franks Brown, age 52, of Guin, were held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in White Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Brown died Tuesday, March 10 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Sarah Elizabeth Taylor

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Taylor, age 80, of Fayette, were held Friday, March 13, 2020 from Fayette Church of God. Bro. Jarrett Lovelace and Bro. Henry Williams officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor died Tuesday, March 9 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Dalton Kelly

Funeral services for Mr. Dalton J. Kelley, Sr., age 81, of Bankston, were held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Curry Bennett officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Kelley died Wednesday, March 11.

Olive Williams

Funeral services for Ms. Olive Rose Williams, age 93, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Ms. Williams died Tuesday, March 10 at Fayette Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Robert Steve Wyatt

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Steve Wyatt, age 80, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, March 13, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Valley View Baptist Church. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Mr. Wyatt died Tuesday, March 10 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

June Rumanek

Funeral services for Ms. June Windle Rumanek, age 87, of Tuscaloosa, were held Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 12 noon, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Michael Deering officiating. Burial followed in Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Ms. Rumanek died Sunday, March 8 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Martha Dean Herren

Mrs. Martha Dean Herren, age 90, formerly of Fayette, passed away Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Lawrenceville, Ga. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Cynthia Swindle, age 67

Mrs. Cynthia Swindle, age 67, of Bankston, passed away Thursday, March 5, 2020 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Funeral services were held Saturday, March 7, 2020, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Piney Woods Cemetery. Bro. James Haygood officiated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Nancy Fowler

Mrs. Nancy Nelson Fowler, age 48, of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at her residence. Funeral services were held Friday, March 6, 2020, from New Liberty FWB Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Adam Smith officiated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joe Edgil

Mr. Joe Edgil, age 58, of Eldridge, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at his residence. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 5, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New Liberty FWB Cemetery. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Bobbie Mae Wilson

Funeral services for Ms. Bobbie Mae Wilson, age 80, of Eutaw, were held Wednesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. at Eutaw Baptist Church, with burial following in Mesopotamia Cemetery. Rev. Gene Dockery officiated. Ms. Wilson died Friday, March 6 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Justine Howton

Funeral services for Ms. Justine Howton, age 66, of Northport, were held Monday, March 9, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Ms. Howton died Thursday, March 5 in Baton Rouge, La. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Aileene Sexton McConnell

Funeral services for Mrs. Aileene Sexton McConnell, age 83, of Fayette, were held Monday, March 9, 2020, at 3 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Scott Davis officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McConnell died Thursday, March 5 at her residence.

Catherine Healy Lyons

Catherine Healy Lyons of Simsbury, Conn. and Vero Beach, Fla. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Feb. 19 after 90 years of a life well lived. She was blessed to have been surrounded by all of her eight children during her final hours.

Martha Woods Herren

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Woods Herren, age 90 of Georgia, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020 at 3 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery in Bluff.

James Irving "Jimmy" Harrison

Funeral services for Mr. James “Jimmy” Irving Harrison, Jr., age 87, of Tuscaloosa, were held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., at Holy Spirit. Mr. Harrison passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 at Hospice of West Alabama. A private burial followed.

Mavis Olive Dudley

Funeral services for Ms. Mavis Olive Dudley, age 71, of Fayette, will be Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3 p.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel, with burial following in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Ms. Dudley died Sunday, March 1 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Earnest L. Womack

A memorial service for Mr. Earnest L. Womack, age 67, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Military Honors. Mr. Womack died Wednesday, Feb. 12 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Martha Herren

Mrs. Martha Dean Woods Herren, age 90, of Fayette, died Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Alfred Trimm

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Trimm, age 90, of Bankston, were held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 from Fairview Baptist Church in Gadsden. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Trimm died Sunday, Feb. 23 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert Ashby

Mr. Robert “Bobby” Ashby, age 49, of Vernon, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in Fayette. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Eddie Cannon

Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Richardson Cannon, age 65, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020, at 12 noon at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Visitation will be Friday, March 6 from 6-7 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial will follow in Canaan. Mr. Cannon died Sunday, Feb. 23. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Rev. CJ Townsend

Funeral services for Rev. CJ Townsend, age 90, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, at 1 p.m., at Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Don Graham, Bro. Bill Sullivan, Bro. Rick Cargile, and Rev. Billy Carl Sullivan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Rev. Townsend passed away Sunday, Feb. 23.

Laurie A. Gear

Funeral services for Ms. Laurie Gear, age 62, of Northport, were held Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Father Michael Deering officiated. Burial followed in the church columbarium. Ms. Gear died Friday, Feb. 21 at DCH.

Clyde Wheat

Funeral services for Mr. Hubert Wheat, age 81, of Berry, were held Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 from Cleveland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Wheat died Thursday, Feb. 20 at his residence.

William Jamison

Funeral services for Mr. William D. Jamison, Jr. of Northport, were held Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at 10 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Rev. Michael R. Bailey officiated. Mr. Jamison died Wednesday, Feb. 19 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Tony Parrish

Funeral services for Mr. Tony C. Parrish, age 81, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Terry Joe Oswalt officiating. Burial followed in the Campground United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Parrish died Monday, Feb. 17 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dr. Martha Branyon

Funeral services for Dr. Martha Branyon, age 83, of Birmingham, formerly of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, at 2 p.m., at the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Paul Murphy officiated. Burial followed in the Fayette City Cemetery. Dr. Branyon passed away Sunday, Feb. 9.

Evelyn "Lene" Freeman

Funeral services for Ms. Evelyn Freeman, age 59, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 12 noon at Shady Grove Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Freeman died Thursday, Feb. 6 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Loyal Nalls, Sr.

Mr. Loyal Lee Nalls, Sr., age 71, of Fayette, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Earnest Womack

Mr. Earnest L. Womack, age 67, of Fayette, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Gwen Sanders

GWEN SANDERS Funeral services for Mrs. Gwen Sanders, age 101, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Dr. Ken Dunivant and Pastor Kathy Griffith officiating. Burial followed at Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Sanders died Thursday, Feb. 6.

Flora Dell Walton

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Dell Walton, age 87, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Tim Meherg officiating. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Walton died Monday, Feb. 3 at Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care.

Shelvia Waggle

Ms. Shelvia Waggle, age 82, of Winfield, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020 in Winfield. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Katherine "Becky" Rhodes

Funeral services for Mrs. Katherine “Becky” Rhodes, age 83, of Fayette, were held Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 from Unity Baptist Church. Bobby Robbins officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Rhodes died Friday, Feb. 7 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Amy Reynolds

AMY REYNOLDS Funeral services for Ms. Amy Reynolds, age 32, of Fayette, were held Monday, Feb. 10, 2020 at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Ms. Reynolds died Friday, Feb. 7 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Lendia "Ms. Craddy" Harton

Funeral services for Mrs. Lendia “Ms. Craddy” Harton, age 83, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Viewing will be held Saturday from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Harton died Sunday, Feb. 9 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

James Thomas Hardin

JAMES THOMAS HARDIN Funeral services for Mr. James Thomas Hardin, age 74, of Northport, were held Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Michael Deering officiating. Burial followed in the Church Columbarium with Full Military Honors. Mr. Hardin died Wednesday, Feb. 5 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

William Jerome Gibson

Mr. William Jerome Gibson, age 72, of Northport, died Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020 at his residence. A Memorial service was held Monday, Feb. 10 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.