Obituaries

Grady Mack Bowen

Funeral services for Mr. Grady Mack Bowen, age 82, of Wayside, were held Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 3 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Earl Freeman officiated. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Mr. Bowen passed away Saturday, April 13 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.

Rebecca Gartman Koss

Funeral services for Rebecca “Becky” Faye Gartman Koss, age 66, of Florence, formerly of Fayette, will be held Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Bill Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Fayette City Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Ms. Koss died Sunday, April 21 at home.

Mable Hughes

Mrs. Mable Hughes, age 63, of Fayette, died Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at her residence. A visitation was held Tuesday, April 23. There was no funeral service.

Nana Atchenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Nana L. Pike Oswalt Atchenson, age 79, of Fayette, formerly of Northport, were held Saturday, April 20, 2019 from Phillips Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Bro. Terrell Jones and Bro. Jerry Montgomery officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Atchenson died Wednesday, April 17 at her residence in Fayette.

Billy Bush

Graveside services for Mr. Billy Bush, age 80, of Fayette, were held Monday, April 22, 2019 at Bivens Cemetery in Graysville. Mr. Bush died Tuesday, April 16 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kem Walker Lewis

Graveside services for Mr. Kem Walker Lewis, age 89, of Fosters, were held Friday, April 19, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Sylvan Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Mr. Lewis died Wednesday, April 17 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Martha Cienfuegos

Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Ann Cienfuegos, age 80, of Hamilton, were held Sunday, April 14, 2019, from Hillcrest Cemetery in Haleyville. Mrs. Cienfuegos died Saturday, April 13 at Diversicare of Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Marcheta Houston

Mrs. Marcheta Otts Houston, age 91, of Mobile, formerly of Fayette, died Saturday, April 13, 2019. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Paul Parker

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Devoid Parker, age 43, of Millport, were held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Higdon Church of God Cemetery. Mr. Parker died Sunday, April 14 in Columbus, Miss. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Vernon Stevens

Funeral services for Mr. Vernon Odes Stevens, age 86, of Centreville, were held Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Spencer Church of the Nazarene in Brent. Burial followed in Salem Methodist Church Cemetery. Pastor Steve Vernon officiated. Mr. Stevens died Monday, April 8 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert "Bobby" Sherrill

Robert “Bobby” Sherrill, of Tuscaloosa, died Monday, April 8, 2019. A celebration of life service was held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 10 at First United Methodist Church in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Rev. Jerry Wilson

Funeral services for Rev. Jerry Wilson, age 54, of Fayette, will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from Noon-2 p.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Wilson died Saturday, April 6 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Mary Ruth Barnes Shepherd

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ruth Barnes Shepherd, age 81, of Berry, were held Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Berry United Methodist Church with Rev. Kathy Griffith officiating. Burial followed in the Berry City Cemetery. Mrs. Shepherd died Friday, April 5 at her home.

Barbara Gail Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Gail Smith, age 71, of Bankston, were held Friday, April 5, 2019 at New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Adam Smith officiated. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, April 2 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dr. John Powell Berry

Funeral services for Dr. John Powell Berry, age 74, of Winfield, were held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 3 p.m., from the Winfield Church of Christ. James Wyers, Mark Posey and Harrison Moran officiated. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Garden in Gu-Win. Dr. Berry passed away Thursday, March 28 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.

William Keith Roberts

Graveside services for Mr. William Keith Roberts, age 74, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 3:30 p.m., at Bethlehem Cemetery. Rev. Keith Roberts will officiate. Visitation will be Wednesday, April 3 from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Mr. Roberts died Saturday, March 30 at Bibb Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel will direct.

Mary Dobbs Poe

Mrs. Mary Dobbs Poe, age 73, of Tuscaloosa, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019. There will be a private service for the family. She is survived by her loving husband, daughter, son, three grandsons and one sister. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama. Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South of Tuscaloosa will direct.

Lula Mae Burns

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Mae Burns, age 85, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 12 noon, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Jerry Ray officiated. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Fayette. Mrs. Burns died peacefully from natural causes, Sunday, March 31 at the home of her daughter, Donna Sims and husband, Richard Sims of Lanett.

Jerry Rogers

Graveside services for Mr. Jerry Wayne Rogers, age 68, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 30, 2019 from Hopewell – Rosehill Cemetery. Bro. Junior Nelson officiated. Mr. Rogers died Thursday, March 28 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Marcus Watson

Funeral services for Mr. Marcus A. Watson, age 46, of Fayette, were held Thursday, April 4, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Watson died Thursday, March 28 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Roy Hendon

Funeral services for Mr. Roy C. Hendon, age 70, of Berry, will be held Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Pendley Chapel with Rev. Amy Lowery officiating. Burial will follow in the Bethabara Cemetery. Mr. Hendon died Friday, March 29.

Ester "Cricket" Warren

Funeral services for Mr. Ester “Cricket” Warren, age 67, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 30, 2019, at 2 p.m., Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Mike Beckon officiated. Burial followed in the Liberty Cemetery in Guin. Mr. Warren died Monday, March 25 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ella M. Wilson

ELLA M. WILSON

Funeral services for Ms. Ella M. Wilson, age 99, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Jerry Bridges officiated. Burial followed in the Bankhead Cemetery – McKinney Section. Ms. Wilson died Wednesday, March 20. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Olvie Johnson

OLVIE JOHNSON

Graveside services for Mrs. Olvie Johnson, age 94, of Fayette, were held Sunday, March 24, 2019 from Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Brantley. Mrs. Johnson died Friday, March 22 at Fayette Long Term Care Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
 

James Pugh, Sr.

A graveside service for Mr. James Pugh, Sr., age 88, of Fayette, was held Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Elder Tim McCool officiating. Mr. Pugh died Saturday, March 16.

Josefa Dean Chism

Funeral services for Ms. Josefa Dean Chism, age 89, of Coker, were held Saturday, March 9, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Buhl Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Tuscaloosa Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Alford Banks officiated. Ms. Chism died Wednesday, March 6 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Rev. Dr. T. Charles McKinney

Funeral services for Dr. Tony Charles McKinney, age 93, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery – McKinney Addition. Dr. McKinney died Sunday, March 10 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Jane Franks Kemp

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Jane Franks Kemp were held Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Rev. Jerome Dixon officiated. Mrs. Kemp died Saturday, Feb. 16 at her residence.

Ezavier Johnson

Funeral services for Ezavier LaTrayon Johnson, age 6, of Winfield, son of LaRodrick and Ashley Terrell Johnson, were held Monday, March 18, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Unity Grove Cemetery. Ezavier died Wednesday, March 13 at Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Delilah Sanford

Funeral services for Mrs. Delilah Ann Sanford, age 61, of Berry, were held Saturday, March 16, 2019 from Pea Ridge Community Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Billy Ray Feltman officiated. Mrs. Sanford died Wednesday, March 13 at Brookwood Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Thomas Wayne Wold

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Wayne Wold, age 50, of Northport, were held Wednesday, March 13, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Berry. Mr. Wold died Saturday, March 9 at Northport Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Aiden Byars

A private graveside service for Aiden Byars, infant child of Heath and Kelsea Byars, of Fayette, was held Friday, March 8, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Old Union Cemetery. Aiden died Tuesday, March 5 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Juan Jesus Garcia Vargas

Funeral services for Mr. Juan Jesus Garcia Vargas, age 20, of Tuscaloosa, were held Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Vargas died Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ruby Brock

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Nell Watkins Brock, age 80, of Pell City, formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, March 4, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery in Lamar County. Bro. Lon Dee Moon and Bro. James Howard officiated. Mrs. Brock died Saturday, March 2 at Village of Cooks Springs in Pell City.

Michael Terry

Mr. Michael Terry, age 57, of Vernon, died Saturday, March 2, 2019 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Carine Freeman

Funeral services for Mrs. Carine Freeman, age 99, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Justin Guin and Kaleb Hall officiated. Mrs. Freeman died Saturday, March 2 at her residence.

Sherry Morrison

Ms. Sherry Morrison, age 45, of Hamilton, died Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 at her home. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Sandra Stephenson

Funeral services for Mrs. Sandra Stephenson, age 69, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Darryl Ballew, Pastor Josh Ballew, and Pastor Philip Larsen officiating. Burial followed at Berea Church of Christ Cemetery in Hubbertville.

Brian Miles Bennett

Brian Miles Bennett, age 42, of Little Rock, Ark., passed away Feb. 20, 2019. He was born in Montgomery to Arthur and Robbie Miles Bennett. He was a member of First Baptist Little Rock and loved serving in the Dominican Republic doing mission work. He was an engineer with Verizon.

Dale Brown

Mr. Dale Brown, age 67, of Fayette, died Monday, Feb. 25, 2019 in Columbus, Mississippi. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Billy Simmons

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe Simmons, age 84, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Sis. Amy Lowery and Bro. Wayne Boman officiating. Burial followed at Gibson Hill Cemetery. Mr. Simmons died Monday, Feb. 25.

William Lindale Foster

Funeral services for Mr. William Lindale Foster, age 67, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. James Haygood officiated. Mr. Foster died Saturday, Feb. 23 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Michelle Harshaw

Funeral services for Miss Michelle Harshaw, age 44, of Vernon, were held Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. James Godsey officiated. Miss Harshaw died Saturday, Feb. 23 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

BC. Chambless

Mr. B.C. Chambless, age 78, formerly of Fayette, died Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette