Obituaries

Cora Mae Bobo

Mrs. Cora Mae Bobo, age 92, of Fayette, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Morning View Estates. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Morris Luther

Mr. Morris Luther, age 83, of Bankston, died Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time but will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

William Fields

Graveside services for Mr. William Fields, age 77, of Northport, were held Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 2 p.m. from Goodwater Cemetery. Mr. Fields died Saturday, Jan. 23 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Riley McGee

Funeral services for Mr. James Riley McGee, age 88, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Leonard Rigsby officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. McGee died Friday, Jan. 22 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Rosita Stoker

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosita Stoker, age 67, of Bankston, were held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at 1 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Thomas Clay and Rev. Randy Anderson officiating. Burial followed in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Stoker died Thursday, Jan. 21 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Martha Randolph

Mrs. Martha Randolph, age 81, of Hubbertville, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 in the Sunset Manor Health Care facility in Guin. A private family graveside service was held on Saturday, Jan. 23 from the Berea Church of Christ Cemetery.

Shirley Stamps

Mrs. Shirley Stamps, age 66, of Fayette, died Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The family held a private service.

Joe D. Hollingsworth

Funeral services for Mr. Joe D. Hollingsworth, age 75, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 from Hopewell Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Hollingsworth died Thursday, Jan. 21 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kathleen Dobbs Bailey

Graveside services for Mrs. Kathleen Dobbs Bailey, age 82, of Pell City, formerly of Fayette County, were held Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bailey passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20.

Barbara Joan Lowery

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Jean Lowery, age 77, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Lowery died Wednesday, Jan. 20 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Verlon Jackson "Jacky" Dozier, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. Verlon Jackson Dozier, Jr., better known as Jacky, age 66, of the Hubbertville Community, were held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at 2 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Berea Church of Christ Cemetery. Mr. Dozier passed away on Sunday, Jan. 17 at his residence.

James Earl "Jim" Franks

Funeral services for Mr. James Earl “Jim” Franks, age 50, of Haleyville, were held Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at 12 noon, at Collins-Burke Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed at Oakwood Memorial Gardens in Gardendale. Joseph Martin officiated. Mr. Franks died Sunday, Jan. 17 at Northwest Alabama Medical Center.

Sarah Helen Fisher

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Helen Fisher, age 91, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 at Central Church of Christ with Bro. Jordan Gray and dear family friend, Jeffery Walker officiating. Mrs. Fisher died Monday, Jan. 11 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Albert Brown

Graveside services for Mr. Albert Lewis Brown, age 69, of Bankston, were held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 from Hopewell-Rosehill Cemetery. Bro. E. J. Lowery officiated. Mr. Brown died Monday, Jan. 18. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

John Spencer Jones

Funeral services for Mr. John Spencer Jenkins, age 71, of Belk, were held Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Rick Cargile officiating, with burial following in Antioch Cemetery. Mr. Jenkins died Saturday, Jan. 16 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Shane Taylor

Mr. Shane Taylor of Bankston, died Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 at his residence. He was born December 6, 1967. Funeral services were held Monday, Jan. 18, 2021  from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cleveland Church of Christ Cemetery.

William Wayne "Bill" Franks

Funeral services for Mr. William Wayne “Bill” Franks, age 76, of Bankston, were held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Franks died Friday, Jan. 15, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Preston Sapp

Funeral services for Mr. Preston Sapp, age 69, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at 4 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Caleb Sapp, Rev. Dalton Eason, Jr., Rev. Neal Fowler and Rev. Leland Sapp officiating. Burial followed at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Sapp died Wednesday, Jan. 13 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Vera Marie Gray

Funeral services for Ms. Vera Marie Gray, age 80, of Bankston, were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021 at 12 noon at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Ms. Gray died Wednesday, Jan. 13 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Mildred Carroll

Mrs. Mildred Carroll, age 82 of Kennedy, died on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021 at Diversicare in Winfield.  Graveside services were held Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 from Kennedy City Cemetery. 

Eugene Locke

Funeral services for Mr. Eugene Locke, age 92, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Bro. Greg Webb officiated. Mr. Locke died Tuesday, Jan. 12, at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Carolyn Jones

Graveside services for Mrs. Carolyn Jones, age 77, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at Sand Springs Cemetery. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. Mrs. Jones died Tuesday, Jan. 12, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Swindle

A private funeral service was held for Ms. Mary Swindle, age 64, of Berry. Ms. Swindle died at her residence on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Jackie Shackelford, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Jackie Shackelford, Sr., age 61, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021, at 1 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in New Friendship Cemetery. Mr. Shackelford died Monday, Jan. 11, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Billy Ray Watkins

Mr. Billy Ray Watkins, Jr., age 48, of Berry, died Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at his residence. There will be no funeral services. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Barbara Detres

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Detres, age 79, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, with burial bollowing in Odom Memorial Cemetery in Parrish. Mrs. Detres died Sunday, Jan. 10 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Betty Stocks

Mrs. Betty Stocks, age 83 of Fayette, died Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. A private family service was held.

Emily Sapp

Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Sapp, age 86, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Sapp died Thursday, Jan. 7 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joseph D. Poole

Graveside services for Mr. Joseph D. Poole, age 92, of Tuscaloosa, were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 at Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Mr. Poole died Thursday, Jan. 7 at Heritage Health Care Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Julie Ann Petty

Funeral services for Mrs. Julie Ann Petty, age 65, of Belk, were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Miracles of Faith Cemetery. Mrs. Petty died Tuesday, Jan. 5 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Howard Dale Locke

Mr. Howard Dale Locke, age 82, of Bankston, died Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021 at his residence. The family held a private service. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Emma Dean Hunnicutt

Graveside services for Mrs. Emma Dean Hunnicutt, age 79, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021 from Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County. Bro. Allen Magouirk officiated. Mrs. Hunnicutt died Wednesday, Jan. 6 at her residence.

Flozella Henry

Funeral services for Mrs. Flozella Henry, age 78, of Fayette, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery. Mrs. Henry died Thursday, Jan. 7 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Debarah Sapp Fowler

Funeral services for Mrs. Debarah Sapp Fowler, age 67, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at 12 noon at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Leland Sapp, Rev. Dalton Eason,, Jr., and Rev. Neil Fowler officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mrs. Fowler died Sunday, Jan. 3 at DCH in Tuscaloosa.

Thomas E. Clegg

Mr. Thomas E. Clegg, age 70, of Kennedy, died Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. A private service was held for Mr. Clegg.

Anna Burkett

Ms. Anna Burkett, age 82, of Northport, died Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. A private funeral service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Donald E. Bailey

Funeral services for Mr. Donald E. Bailey, age 63, of Fosters, were held Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at 11 a.m., at Sylvan Methodist Church with Rev. Jim Smith officiating. Burial followed in the Sylvan Church Cemetery. Mr. Bailey died Saturday, Jan. 9 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Larry Michael Alexander

Funeral services for Mr. Larry Michael Alexander, age 66, of the White’s Chapel Community, were held Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021, at 1 p. m. from the White’s Chapel Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Alexander passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 6 in the UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Lurlene Hamm Agnew

Graveside services for Mrs. Lurlene Hamm Agnew, age 87, of Fayette, were held Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 from Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Agnew died Monday, Jan. 4 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Betty Cutts

Graveside services for Mrs. Betty Cutts, age 81, of Kennedy, were held Tuesday, Jan.5, 2021, from Kennedy City Cemetery. Glen Boman and Max Bobbitt officiated. Mrs. Cutts died Saturday, Jan. 2. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Manuel Mulul Ortiz

Funeral services for Mr. Manuel Mulul Ortiz, age 44, of Tuscaloosa, will be held Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Deacon Adrian Straley officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Oak Cemetery. Mr. Ortiz died Saturday, Jan. 2. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

John Marton Evans, Jr.

Funeral services for Mr. John Martson Evans, Jr., age 83, of Tuscaloosa, were held Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, at 11 a.m. from Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Michael Deering officiating. Burial followed in the church columnbarium. Mr. Evans died Friday, Jan. 1 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Wiley McCleod

Mr. Wiley McLeod, age 93, of Tuscaloosa, died Friday, Jan. 1, 2021 at home. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

James "Jim" B. Flemming

A private service was held for Mr. James “Jim” B. Flemming, age 77, of Tuscaloosa at 1st Presbyterian Church of Tuscaloosa. Mr. Flemming died Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Zelma Nelson

Mrs. Zelma Nelson, age 87 of Berry, died Thursday, December 31, 2020 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. The family held a private service for Mrs. Nelson.