Obituaries

Kenny Ray Tidwell

Funeral services for Mr. Kenny Ray Tidwell, age 40, of Coker, were held Friday, June 7, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Jerry Dozier officiated. Burial followed in the Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Tidwell died Monday, June 3 in Tuscaloosa County. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Martha Cook

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Cook, age 83, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Elm Grove Church of God. Burial followed in Studdards Crossroads Cemetery. Mrs. Cook died Sunday, June 9 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jimmy Byars

Mr. Jimmy Byars, age 77, of Fayette, died Wednesday, June 5, 2019. There will be no service at this time and a private burial at a later date.

Hazel Smith Hayes Bryant

Funeral services for Mrs. Hazel Smith Hayes Bryant, age 89, of Winfield, formerly of the Wayside Community, were held Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Bowen Funeral Home in Winfield with Bro. Mike Beckon and Bro. Delbert Preuninger officiating. Burial followed in the Siloam Cemetery. Mrs. Bryant died Saturday, June 1 at her residence.

Clarence Phillip Nalls

Mr. Clarence Phillip Nalls, age 75, of Salina, Kansas, passed away Friday, May 31, 2019. He was born in Shelby County, Alabama, on February 15, 1944, the sixth of nine children of the late Mozella (Caine) and Sam Nalls.

Orman J. "O.J." Howton

Funeral services for Mr. Orman J. “O.J.” Howton, age 79, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Fayette Church of Christ with Kaleb Hall officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Howton died Monday, June 3 at home.

Connie Franklin

Ms. Connie Franklin, age 47, of the Kirkland Community, died Monday, June 10, 2019 at her residence. A private service will be held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Jerry Bobo

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Bobo, age 83, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Chuck Oliver and William Oswalt officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Bobo died Sunday, June 9 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Samuel P. Walker

Mr. Samuel P. Walker, age 67, of Boley, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at his residence. A private service will be announced later. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Doris Nell McCafferty

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Nell McCafferty, age 84, of Carrollton, were held Friday, May 24, 2019, at 3 p.m., at West End Baptist Church in Aliceville with Rev. Jim Robinson and Rev. Jack House officiating. Burial followed in Union Chapel Cemetery in Carrollton. Mrs. McCafferty died Wednesday, May 22 at her residence. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.

Euline Taylor Gilpin

Funeral services for Mrs. Euline Gilpin, age 76, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mayfield Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Gilpin died Saturday, May 25 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Charlie Grady and Mary Alice Taylor; and a son, Randy Gilpin.

Alfred Ted "Teddy" Powell

Funeral services for Mr. Alfred Ted “Teddy” Powell, Jr., age 47, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, May 31, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Shiloh Baptist Church. Mr. Powell died Sunday, May 26. A private burial will follow.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
 

Carol Hughes Olive

Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Hughes Olive, age 79, of Fayette/Tuscaloosa, were held Wednesday, May 29, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. Scott McCullar and Rev. Michael Duckworth officiated. Burial followed at Macedonia Baptist Church (Gumbud) Cemetery. Mrs. Olive died Saturday, May 25 at Druid City Hospital in Northport.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lanthus and Jessie Hughes; and her husband, the Rev. Aaron Barney Olive.

Morris Anne Perry

Funeral services for Mrs. Morris Anne Hyde Perry, age 77, of Fayette, were held Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Fayette First Baptist Church. Mrs. Perry passed away Tuesday, May 21 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Barry Mealer

Funeral services for Mr. Barry Mealer, age 51, of Columbus, Miss., formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, May 24, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jack Taylor officiated. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Mealer died Tuesday, May 21 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kathelene Lowery

Graveside services for Mrs. Marian Kathelene Lowery, age 81, of Bankston, were held Thursday, May 23, 2019 from Piney Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Lowery died Tuesday, May 21 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mike Hardin

Mr. Mike Hardin, age 70, of Fayette, Alabama, passed away Wednesday morning, May 22, 2019 at his home. He will be forever remembered as a tireless servant of his community. A memorial service was held Sunday afternoon, May 26, at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Fayette. The Reverend Richelle Thompson officiated. A private grave-side service was conducted at a later time at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Herbert Dunkley

Funeral services for Mr. Herbert Austin Dunkley, age 93, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Randy Miller officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Dunkley died Tuesday, May 21 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

David Hall

Mr. David Hall, age 55, of Mobile, died Tuesday, May 7, 2019 in Mobile. A private graveside service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Junior Watkins

Funeral services for Mr. Junior Watkins, age 83, of Northport, were held Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Bro. Gene Davis officiating. Burial followed at Bankston Cemetery. Mr. Watkins died Friday, May 17 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Cecil Deavours

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Deavours, age 88, of Berry, were held Friday, May 17, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tim Fields officiated. Burial followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery – Berry. Mr. Deavours died Tuesday, May 14 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Anna Banks Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Banks Nelson, age 90, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jarrett Lovelace officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Nelson died Monday, May 13 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dale Spadoni

Funeral services for Mr. Dale G. Spadoni, age 77, of Tuscaloosa, were held Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. Mr. Spadoni died Thursday, May 16 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Linda Howton

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Howton, age 67, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 20, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Encounter First Assembly of God with Rev. Darryl Ballew officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Howton died Wednesday, May 15.

Carolyn Marie Wilson

Funeral services for Ms. Carolyn Marie Wilson, age 67, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, May 11, 2019 from Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Ms. Wilson died Friday, April 26. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Rev. John David Hassell

Funeral services for Rev. John D. Hassell, age 73, of Fayette, Belk Community, were held Monday, May 13, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Rev. Hassell died Thursday, May 9 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Betty Lou Patton

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Lou Smith Patton, age 81, of Northport, formerly of Berry, were held Saturday, May 11, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Rev. Scott Peters officiating. Burial followed in the Hopewell – Rosehill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Patton died Tuesday, May 7 in Tuscaloosa.

Jenneth Satterthwaite

Jenneth R. Satterthwaite, age 72, of Kennedy, died Sunday, May 12, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A visitation was held May 14 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Bob Black

Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. ‘Bob’ Black, age 86, of Fayette, were held Friday, May 10, 2019 at Shepherd Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Officiating the service was Pastor Gary Hill, grandson, Joshua Burkett and family and friends. Mr. Black died Tuesday, May 7.

Margaret Janette Allred Smothers

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Janette Allred Smothers, age 78, of Eldridge, were held Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at 1 p.m., from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Kelley Cemetery. Mrs. Smothers died Saturday, April 27 at her residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

William Hall Mitchell

Funeral services for Mr. William Hall Mitchell, age 78, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Monday, May 13, 2019, at 1 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Tuscaloosa. Visitation will follow at Randall Hall at the church. Mr. Mitchell died Friday, May 3 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Darlene Dillard Tidwell

Funeral services for Mrs. Darlene Dillard Tidwell, age 62, of Eldridge, in the Barn Creek Community, were held Monday, April 29, 2019, at 11 a.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Brother Marlin Mayfield officiated. Burial followed in the Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Tidwell passed away Friday, April 26 in the Fayette Medical Center in Fayette.

Carmen Teresa Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Carmen Teresa Smith, age 92, of Vernon, were held Saturday, May 4, 2019, at 11 a.m., in the chapel of Chandler Funeral Home with Bro. Terry McAdams officiating. Burial followed at Vernon City Cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Tuesday, April 30 at Fayette Medical Center – DCH.

Alice Benton

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Benton, age 98, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Dale Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery (Gumbud). Mrs. Benton died Friday, May 3 in Hueytown.

James Otts

Funeral services for Mr. James Otts, age 81, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 6, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Owen Sweatt officiated. Burial followed in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in the Stough community. Mr. Otts died Friday, May 3 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Tommy Cedotal

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Joseph Cedotal, age 35, of Northport, were held Monday, May 6, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Cedotal died Monday, April 29 in Panama City, Fla. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joyce Baird Lane Mizer

Joyce Baird Lane Mizer, age 87, of Tuscaloosa, passed away April 2, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Earl Lane and Robert I. Mizer, and by three of her six siblings, James Thomas Baird, Jr, Judge Jerome B. Baird and Jeanne Baird Harris.