Obituaries

Edward Sparks, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Edward Sparks, Jr., age 73, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in West Highland Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Sparks died Thursday, Sept. 24 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Doris Oglen

Mrs. Doris Oglen, age 77, of Fayette, died Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 at Fayette Long Term Care. The family will have a private funeral. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Daniel Winston Love

Graveside services for Mr. Daniel Winston Love, age 69, of Bankston, will be held Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at 3 p.m., at New Grove Cemetery with Pastor William Harris, Laura Ware, Richard Ishmon and M. C. Mercer officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 noon until 2:30 p.m. Mr. Love died Thursday, Sept. 24 at Fayette Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

John Glenn Heathcock

Funeral services for Mr. John Glenn Heathcock, age 51, of Guin, formerly of Hubbertville, were held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Mark Maddox officiated. Burial followed in the Kelley Cemetery in Eldridge. Mr. Heathcock passed away Thursday, Sept. 24 at his residence.

Estelle Worthy Fowler

Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Worthy Fowler, age 94, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 from New Liberty FWB Church. Bro. Adam Smith and Bro. Donald Smith officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Fowler died Tuesday, Sept. 22 at her residence.

Paul "Gene" Edgil

Funeral services for Mr. Paul “Gene” Edgil, age 60, of Eldridge, were held Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Larry Alexander officiating. Burial followed in New Liberty FWB Cemetery. Mr. Edgil died Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Princeton Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Etta Louise Dodson Burleson

Funeral services for Mrs. Etta Louise Dodson Burleson, age 91, of Winfield, were held Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Burleson passed away Wednesday, Sept. 23 at Fayette Long Term Care Center in Fayette.

Renita Ennis

Funeral services for Mrs. Renita Ennis, age 57, of Fayette, were held Monday, Sept. 28, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Hill officiating. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Mrs. Ennis died Monday, Sept. 21 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Betty Lou Cargile

Mrs. Betty Lou Cargile, age 86, of Fayette, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 at her residence. A private family funeral service was held on Friday, Sept. 18, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens.

Logan Atley Harr

Logan Atley Harr, age 16, passed away Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Booneville. He was born in Starkville, Miss., on Sept. 22, 2003. He was a member of the Booneville Blue Devil Football and Soccer teams.

Joan Trentham Rawls

=Funeral services for Mrs. Joan Trentham Rawls, age 63, of Fayette, formerly of Beaverton, were held Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at 5 p.m., from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Michael Easter and Bro. B. J. Miles officiated. Burial followed in the Sizemore Memorial Cemetery. Mrs. Rawls died Sunday, Sept. 13 at Brookwood Baptist Health – Walker in Jasper.

Brooks Rushing

Funeral services for Mr. Brooks Rushing, age 92, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home. Bro. Raymond Spann officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Rushing died Thursday, Sept. 17 at Morningview Estates.

Ronald Waldrop

Graveside services for Mr. Ronald Waldrop, age 78, of Belk, were held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Waldrop died Wednesday, Sept. 16 in Winfield. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Carrie Terry

Funeral services for Ms. Carrie Terry, age 80, of Berry, were held Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Berry Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Cannon and Rev. Chris Bozeman officiating. Burial followed in the Flatwoods Cemetery. Ms. Terry died Monday, Sept. 14 at DCH – Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Gilbert Olivero

Mr. Gilbert John Olivero, Jr., age 80, of Northport, died Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 at DCH – Tuscaloosa. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ely Williams

Funeral services for Mr. Ely Williams, age 83, of Fayette, were held Monday, September 14, 2020 from the chapel at Nelson Funeral Home in Fayette. Dr. Scott Davis and Rev. Clyde Stevens officiated. Mr. Williams was born on February 26, 1937. Mr. Williams passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Friday, September 11 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Interment followed the service at Heritage Memorial Gardens.

Ilene Wyers

Funeral services for Mrs. Ilene Wyers, age 70, of Bankston, were held Tuesday, September 15, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. James Haygood officiating. Burial followed in the Bankston Cemetery. Mrs. Wyers died Saturday, September 12 at DCH – Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Jack Hamilton "Tuffy" Willis, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Jack Hamilton “Tuffy” Willis, Jr., age 62, of Eldridge, were held Wednesday, September 9, 2020 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Sprinkle Family Cemetery. Mr. Willis died Sunday, September 6 at his residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Denny Hocutt

Mr. Denny Hocutt, age 62, of Fayette, died Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at his residence. A visitation was held Wednesday, September 9 at Nelson Funeral Home. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Stanley Wayne Berryhill

Funeral services for Mr. Stanley Wayne Berryhill, age 89, of Birmingham, were held Sunday, September 13, 2020 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Glenn Allen Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Berryhill died Monday, September 7 at his residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Mattie Johnston

Graveside services for Mrs. Mattie Johnston, age 80, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Elder James Howard officiated. Mrs. Johnston died Saturday, September 12 at her residence.

Hugh "Hootie" Watkins

Funeral services for Mr. Hugh “Hootie” Watkins, age 66, of Fayette, were held Thursday, September 10, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Phillip Campbell officiated. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Tuesday, September 8 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ann White

Ms. Ann L. White, age 84, of Fayette, died Friday, September 11, 2020 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. There will be a memorial service announced at a later date.

Christopher Nalls

Funeral services for Mr. Christopher Nalls, age 59, of Fayette, were held Friday, Sept. 18, 2020 at 12 noon at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Hughes officiating. Burial followed in the Palestine Cemetery. Mr. Nalls died Thursday, Sept. 10 in Hamilton. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Myrtle Nuckols

Funeral services for Ms. Myrtle Nuckols, age 84, of Berry, were held Sunday, September 13, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Word of Life Church with Rev. Adam Darty officiating. Burial followed in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Ms. Nuckols died Thursday, September 10 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Patty Ann Fields

Funeral services for Ms. Patty Ann Fields, age 56, of Belk, were held Friday, September 11, 2020, at 10 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Rowland Cemetery. Ms. Fields died Tuesday, September 8 in Winfield. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Beth Miller

A Celebration of Life for Beth Elaine Miller, age 68, was held Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 6 p.m. at Sanford’s Grill in the Bankston community with Rev. Caleb Aldridge officiated. She was laid to rest at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo with Chaplain Leonard Rigsby officiating.

Ruby Nell Pendley

Funeral services for Ms. Ruby Nell Pendley, age 91, of Berry, were held Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Bro. Kaleb Hall officiating. Burial followed in the Berry City Cemetery. Ms. Pendley died Wednesday, Sept. 2 in Columbus, Miss. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Don Roddey

Mr. Don Ray Roddey, age 86, of Anderson, SC, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020 at Rainey Hospice House. Mr. Roddey was laid to rest at the MJ (Dolly) Cooper Veteran’s Cemetery in Anderson, SC.

Ned Smith

Graveside services for Mr. Ned Smith, age 80, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, August 25, 2020, from Hopewell Cemetery in Fayette with Bro. Steve Stamps officiating. Mr. Smith died Monday, August 24 at the Fayette Medical Center.

Jim Fuqua

A Celebration of Life service for Mr. Jim Fuqua, age 67 of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home. Mr. Fuqua died Thursday, Sept. 3 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dr. Paul W. Busby

Funeral services for Dr. Paul W. Busby, age 64, of Berry, were held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, at 7 p.m., in the Collins-Burke Chapel. Dave Wyers and John Tyler Uptain officiated. Burial followed in the Salem Nazarene Cemetery. Dr. Busby took Jesus by the hand and was escorted into his new heavenly home at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30.

Reba Janice Bailey

Graveside services for Ms. Reba Janice Bailey, age 77, of Northport, were held Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at 10 a.m., at Sylvan Springs United Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Keith Higgins officiated. Ms. Bailey died Thursday, Sept. 3 at DCH - Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Shirley Martin McCaa

Graveside services for Mrs. Shirley McCaa, age 79 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. McCaa passed away on Monday, Aug. 31 at her residence.

Kayla Elizabeth Jean Burnett

Funeral services for Miss Kayla Burnett, age 20 of Northport, were held Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, from Bethabara Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa county. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Miss Burnett died Friday, Aug. 28 in Tuscaloosa. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Louise Price

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Price, age 89, of Fayette, were held Monday, Aug. 31, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Liberty FWB Cemetery in Crossville. Mrs. Price died Friday, Aug. 28 at Diversicare in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

David Lavail Freeman

Graveside services for Mr. David Lavail Freeman, age 54, of Roy, Washington, were held Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020 at Williamson-Jones Cemetery. Bro. Alfred Banks officiated. Mr. Freeman died Wednesday, Aug. 19 in Washington. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Barbara Sue Rutledge Jones

Graveside services for Mrs. Barbara Sue Rutledge Jones, age 77, of Hubbertville, were held Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, at 11 a.m., at White’s Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. Bro. James Wyers and Bro. Larry Alexander officiated. Mrs. Jones died Friday, Aug. 28 at Brookwood Medical Center.

Wallace Richard Hubbert

Funeral services for Mr. Wallace Richard Hubbert, age 79, of Hubbertville, were held Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at 3 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Hubbertville Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Hubbert died Friday, Aug. 28 at his residence.

Alex Chaffin

Funeral services for Mr. Alex Addison Chaffin, age 34, of Hubbertville, were held Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020, at 11 a.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Berea Church of Christ Cemetery. Alex passed away Saturday, Aug. 22 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Mary Ann Hubbert

Funeral services for Ms. Mary Ann Hubbert, age 70, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Camp Comfort Cemetery. Ms. Hubbert died Monday, Aug. 24 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Angela Hannah

Funeral services for Mrs. Angela Hannah, age 63, of Vernon, were held Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020 from Berry Baptist Church. Bro. Rod Ward officiated. Burial followed in the Ashcraft Corner Cemetery. Mrs. Hannah died Monday, Aug. 24 at Fayette Medical Center.

James Bynum

Funeral services for Mr. James Bynum, age 90, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Adriennen Nottonson officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Mr. Bynum died Monday, Aug. 24 at his residence.

William Watkins

Funeral services for Mr. William Watkins, age 39, of Tuscaloosa, were held Monday, Aug. 24, 2020 from Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Wednesday, Aug. 19 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Melba Dean Lawrence Eads

Funeral services for Ms. Melba Dean Lawrence Eads, age 70, of Navarre, Fla., formerly of Carbon Hill, were held Sunday, Augu. 16, 2020 from Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Union Chapel Cemetery. Ms. Eads died Wednesday, Aug. 12 at her residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.