Obituaries

Bobbie Sue McDonald Miles

Mrs. Bobbie Sue McDonald Miles, age 86, of the Wayside Community, died Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018 at her residence. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Bobbie was a member of the Wayside Methodist Church and a poll clerk for the Webster Precinct in Wayside for over 20 years.
Mrs. Miles enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, mowing and pruning her flowers, and growing vegetables to share with her family and friends. She enjoyed fellowship and Sunday meals after church with her family and friends.

Debra Taylor "Debbie" Files

Funeral services for Mrs. Debra Taylor “Debbie” Files, age 60, a resident of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at 5 p.m., at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church. Graveside services and interment will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17 at 2 p.m., at Fayette Memorial Gardens in Fayette.

Luther Clay

Mr. Luther E. Clay, age 88, of Fayette, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Olen Fields

Funeral services for Mr. Olen Fields, age 81, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Concord Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Terry Oswalt, Bro. Jerry Holliman, Bro. Jimmy Holliman and Bro. Ralph Rice officiated. Mr. Fields died Saturday, Oct. 13 at his residence.

Jerry Parker

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerry Jo Parker, age 74, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018 from Spring Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Malcolm Frase and Bro. Ryan James officiated. Mrs. Parker died Thursday, Oct. 11 at her residence.

Easter Swindle

Funeral services for Miss Easter Mae Swindle, age 87, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. Ben Logan officiated. Miss Swindle died Tuesday, Oct. 9 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Howard L. Walton

Funeral services for Mr. Howard L. Walton, age 90, of Huntsville, were held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Russ McDonald officiating. Mr. Walton died Wednesday, Oct. 10 in Huntsville. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Michael Kelley

Mr. Michael Kelley, age 71, of Fayette died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018 at his residence. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Hulon Lex Webster

Hulon Lex Webster, Ph.D. of Florence, died on Oct. 1, 2018 following a brief illness. He was born in Winfield, Alabama on March 24, 1936, to Sam and Etma Webster, who preceded him in death. On August 19, 1962 he married Virginia Christine White Webster, who preceded him in death in 2014.   

Charles William Thacker

Funeral services for Mr. Charles William Thacker, age 83 of Berry, were held Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with Delton Harrison and Tuscon Stovall officiating. Burial will follow at Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Thacker died Saturday, Oct. 6.

Dessie Ree Woods Nichols

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessie Ree Woods Nichols, age 98 of Fayette, were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 at 3 p.m. at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Carson Nichols officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Nichols died Friday, Oct. 5.

Dewayne O'Dell

Funeral services for Mr. Dewayne O’Dell, age 60 of Snellville, Georgia, formerly of Fayette, were held Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Ronnie Elmore and Eddie Long officiated. Mr. O’Dell died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at his residence.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.

Hershel Maddox

Funeral services for Mr. Hershel E. Maddox, age 77, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Macedonia Baptist Church. Dr. Dale Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Shelia Andrews

Funeral services for Mrs. Shelia Andrews, age 60 of Huntsville, will be held Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 1 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Saturday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Andrews died Saturday, Oct. 6 at Crestwood Memorial Hospital in Huntsville.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.

Betty Adkins

Mrs. Betty Ann Adkins, age 80, of Fayette, died Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. A memorial service was held Sunday, Oct. 14, at East Fork Freewill Baptist Church in Ranger, WV.

Willie Carrell

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Carrell, age 82 of Millport, were held Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shiloh/Pinhook Cemetery in Lamar Co. Bro. Norman McCordy officiated. Mrs. Carrell died Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Generations of Vernon.

Earl Shackelford

Funeral services for Mr. Earl Shackelford, age 63 of St. Louis, Missouri, formerly of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in New Friendship Cemetery. Mr. Shackelford died recently in Arkansas. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directing.

Melanie Ann Williamson Hughes

ANN WILLIAMSON HUGHES Funeral services for Mrs. Melanie Ann Williamson Hughes, age 42, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Birmingham. Rev. Jessie Young officiated. Burial followed in William Hughes Memorial Gardens in Fayette. Mrs. Hughes died Saturday, Sept. 22 at her home. Rollins Mortuary of Tuscaloosa directed.

Richard Kemp

Funeral services for Mr. Richard Lee Kemp, age 53, of Fayette, will be held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at 12 noon from Canaan Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Canaan Cemetery. The body will lie in state Friday from 11-12 p.m. The family will receive friends Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mr. Kemp died Monday, Oct. 1 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Kenneth Gilbert

Funeral services for Mr. Kenneth Ray Gilbert, age 87, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Steve Freeman officiating. Burial followed in the Scuffle Grit Cemetery in Marion County. Mr. Gilbert died Sunday, September 30 in Winfield. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Rachel Wages

Funeral services for Ms. Rachel W. Wages, age 77, of Winfield, were held Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed at Sand Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Ms. Wages died Saturday, September 29 at Fayette Long Term Care. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Eddie Harkey

Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Lee “Ed Lee” Harkey, age 66, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Paul Busby officiating. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Harkey died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jerry Franks

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Franks, age 74, of Winfield, were held Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. David Crowe officiating. Burial followed in White Springs Cemetery. Mr. Franks died Wednesday, Sept. 26 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Thermon Hayes

Funeral services for Mr. Thermon Hayes, age 85, of Fayette, were held Friday, Sept. 28, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Randy Burbank and Bro. Tony Hayes officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Hayes died Tuesday, Sept. 25 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his father,

Billy Joe "Joey" Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Billy Joe (Joey) Wright, age 64, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Rainbow City, were held Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, at 3 p.m., at First Baptist Church with Dr. Gil McKee officiating. Mr. Wright died Friday, Sept. 21 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Andrew Robert Whitson, Jr.,

Funeral services for Mr. Andrew Robert Whitson, Jr., age 68, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens.  Mr. Whitson died Saturday, Sept. 15 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Linda Patilla

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Sprinkle Patilla, age 59, of Hubbertville, were held Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Jarrett Lovelace officiating. Burial followed in Berea Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Patilla died Sunday, Sept. 23 at her residence.

Martha Daniels

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Daniels, age 65, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Brandon City Cemetery in Brandon, Miss. Bro. Gene Nabors officiated. Mrs. Daniels died Wednesday, Sept. 19 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Pasley

Funeral services for Mr. James Edwin Pasley, age 62, of Northport, were held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Junior Nelson officiating. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Pasley died Friday, Sept. 14 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Andrew Whitson

Mr. Andrew Robert Whitson, age 62, of Fayette, died Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at Fayette Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Dock Swindle

Mr. Dock Swindle, age 71, of Bankston, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at DCH Regional Medical Center. A memorial service was held Friday, Sept. 14 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Brad Nalls

Funeral services for Mr. Brad Nalls, age 41, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018 at 12 noon at Shady Grove Church with Rev. Rayford Nicholson officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Mr. Nalls died Saturday, Sept. 8 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel will direct.

Robert Crowley

Funeral services for Mr. Robert L. Crowley, age 87, of Kennedy, were held Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Tim McCool, Chris McCool and Lon Moon officiated. Burial followed in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Mr. Crowley died Tuesday, Sept. 4 at his residence.

Michael Durward Brunk

Graveside services for Mr. Michael Durward Brunk, husband of Billie Simpson Brunk, will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Zion Cemetery in Bankston. The family has requested in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the U. S. War Dog Association, National Headquarters at uswardogs.org or to the charity of your choice. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Jerry Wilson

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Wilson, age 48, of Fayette, were held Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery.  Mr. Wilson died Sunday, Sept. 2 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Eva Cowart

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Mae Cowart, age 91, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Cowart died Saturday, Sept. 1 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

John Freeman

Mr. John Freeman, age 74, of Fayette, died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Walter Ray Smith

Graveside services for Mr. Walter Ray Smith, age 74, of Northport, were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 4 p.m., at Goodwater Cemetery.  Mr. Smith died Monday, Sept. 3 at Forest Manor in Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ralph Olive, Sr.

Funeral services for Ret. Chief of Fayette Police Ralph Crawford Olive, Sr., age 77, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Joe Jones officiating. Burial followed at Shady Grove Cemetery. Mr. Olive died Saturday, Sept. 1 at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Rose Whitson

Funeral services for Mrs. Rose Whitson, age 70, of Bankston, were held Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Whitson died Wednesday, Aug. 29 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lomax Greene

Funeral services for Mr. Lomax Greene, age 78, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Greene died Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Glen Haven Nursing Home in Northport. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Judy Calvert

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Calvert, age 67, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Mrs. Calvert died Sunday, Aug. 26 at Medical Center West in Bessemer. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.  

Mildred "Bay" McConnell

Graveside services for Mrs. Mildred “Bay” McConnell, age 95, of Fayette, were held Friday, Aug.  24, 2018, at 3 p.m., at McConnell Family Cemetery with Rev. Joel Daniel and Rev. Nedra Deerman officiating. Mrs. McConnell died Tuesday, Aug. 21 at Fayette Medical Center.