Obituaries

Randy Paul Rushing

Funeral services for Mr. Randy Paul Rushing, age 59, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 13, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Dowdle Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Meadow Branch Cemetery in Kennedy. Mr. Rushing died Monday, June 11 at his residence in Fayette.

James Wade Cook

Graveside services for Mr. James Wade Cook, age 69, of Fayette, were held Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Millport. Mr. Cook died Tuesday, June 12 at Druid City Hospital in Tuscaloosa.

Denver Turner

Funeral services for Mr. Denver Turner, age 21, of Fayette, were held Saturday, June 16, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Rev. Kathy Griffin and Dr. Steve Strange officiated. Denver was born February 18, 1997. He died Monday, June 11.

Carlos Cole

Funeral services for Mr. Carlos Cole, age 40, of Fayette, will be held Friday, June 22, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery – McKinney Addition. Mr. Cole died Wednesday, June 13 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Vertie Lee Wilson Cook

Funeral services for Mrs. Vertie Lee Wilson Cook, age 81, of Fayette, were held Monday, June 11, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bankhead Cemetery. Mrs. Cook died Thursday, June 7 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Betty Barnes

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Barnes, age 89, of Berry, were held Friday, June 8, 2018 at Berry United Methodist Church. Burial followed in Berry City Cemetery. Mrs. Barnes died Tuesday, June 5 at Forest Manor Nursing Home.

Robert Jeffery O'Dell

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Jeffery O’Dell, age 59, of Reform, were held Friday, June 8, 2018 at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel at 2 p.m., with Rev. Tim Tindle officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. O’Dell died Monday, June 4 in Holly Pond.

Robert Fowler

A graveside service for Mr. Robert Fowler, age 62, of Bankston, was held Friday, June 1, 2018 from Bevan Chapel Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Rodney Ward officiated. Mr. Fowler died Monday, May 28 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Jerry Lindsey

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Lindsey, age 74, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Lindsey died Sunday, June 3 at Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Michael "Mike" Ray

Funeral services for Mr. Michael “Mike” Ray, age 62, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from Big Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Ray died Saturday, June 2 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Larry Sagely

Mr. Larry Sagely, age 65, of Fayette, died Friday, June 1, 2018 at St. Vincent’s Blunt in Oneonta. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Rev. Aaron Barney Olive

Funeral services for Reverend Aaron Barney Olive, age 81, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Rev. Scott McCullar and Rev. Michael Duckworth officiated. Burial followed in the Macedonia Baptist Church (Gumbud) Cemetery. Rev. Olive died Monday, June 4 at Pine Valley Retirement Community in Tuscaloosa.

Deborah Glasgow

Funeral services for Ms. Deborah A. Glasgow, age 50, of Fayette were held Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Piney Grove Church. Rev. Norman Burrage and Rev. Delton Harrison officiated. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Glasgow died Thursday, May 31 at Fayette Medical Center ER. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Wesley Dale Webb

Funeral services for Mr. Wesley Dale Webb, age 41, of Winfield, were held Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 2 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Robbie Robertson officiated. Burial followed in the Fairview Cemetery. Mr. Webb died Monday, May 21 at his residence. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Ruth Sullivan, age 79

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Sullivan, age 79, of Kennedy, were held Wednesday, May 30, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Billy Carl Sullivan officiated. Burial followed in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Sullivan died Sunday, May 27 at Pickens County Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Billy Williamson

Billy Junior Williamson, age 80 of Berry passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church with Robert Cobb and Brady Wright officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.

Winnie Bobo Maddox

Funeral services for Mrs. Winnie Bobo Maddox, age 93, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Maddox died Monday, May 14.

Maggie Aldridge

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Aldridge, age 99, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 22, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New Liberty Freewill Baptist Cemetery. Mrs. Aldridge died Saturday, May 19 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Chester Wilson

Funeral services for Mr. Chester Wilson, Sr., age 55, of Fayette, were held Saturday, May 26, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jerry Dwight Aldridge

Funeral services for Mr. Jerry Dwight Aldridge, age 71, of Kennedy, were held Sunday, May 20, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Carlos Dean officiated. Burial followed in the Meadow Branch Cemetery. Mr. Aldridge died Wednesday, May 16 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mike Sexton

Funeral services for Mr. Mike Sexton, age 59, of Fayette, were held Monday, May 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Long officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Sexton died Friday, May 18.

Mary Alice Dodson Bowen

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Alice Dodson Bowen, age 82, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 2 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Reagan Rye officiated. Burial followed in the Sand Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Bowen died Sunday, May 6 surrounded by her family.

Gene Strickland

Funeral services for Mr. Gene Strickland, age 55, of Fayette, were held Thursday, May 17, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Mike Perrigan officiated. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Strickland died Tuesday, May 15 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Myrtle Mills

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Mills, age 63, of Berry, were held Thursday, May 10, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Patton Hill Cemetery in Oakman. Rev. Jason Poole officiated.   Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Henry Morrison

Funeral services for Mr. Henry “MeMe” Morrison, age 69, of Belk, were held Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Lamar Cox officiated. Burial followed in Covin Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Morrison was born October 2, 1948. He died Saturday, May 5 at his residence.

Donald Ray Vice

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Ray Vice, age 50, of Moundville, were held Friday, April 27, 2018, at 2 p.m.,  at Alta Baptist Church with Bro. Eric Milligan officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Vice died Tuesday, April 24 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Emma Lou Johnson Sink

Mrs. Emma Lou Johnson Sink, age 85, of Fayette, died Saturday, April 28, 2018, at home surrounded by family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clement J. P. Sink; parents, Gener and Dolly Johnson; sister, Iva McDonald; brothers, Darroll Johnson and Bravitt Johnson; and grandson, Gordon T. M. Woodard.

Willie "Mack" Godsey

 Funeral services for Mr. Willie “Mack” Godsey, age 70, of Winfield, were held Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. from Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Mr. Godsey died Thursday, April 26 at his residence. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Nannie B. Dozier

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie B. Dozier, age 86, of the Hubbertville community, were held Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 2 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel in Winfield. Burial followed in the Berea Church of Christ Cemetery in Hubbertville. Larry Alexander and Jeff Rutledge officiated.

Harold Ferguson

Funeral services for Mr. Harold Ferguson, age 89, of Alexander City, formerly of Fayette, were held Sunday, April 22, 2018, at 3 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fayette City Cemetery. Rev. Scott Davis and Rev. Bryan Gann officiated Mr. Ferguson died Thursday, April 19 at Bill Nichols Veteran’s Home in Alexander City.

Charles Hughes

CHARLES HUGHES   Funeral services for Mr. Charles Hughes, age 80, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at Noon, from Old Canaan Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Hughes died Friday, April 20 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Geraldine Cook

GERALDINE COOK   A graveside service for Mrs. Geraldine Cook, age 90, of Northport, was held Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at 11 a.m., from Cleveland Church of Christ. Ms. Cook died Sunday, April 15 at Glen Haven Health and Rehab. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Clyde Daniel Pendley

Funeral services for Mr. Clyde Daniel Pendley, age 78, of Berry, were held Monday, April 16, 2018, at 1 p.m., at Berry Church of Christ with Norman Berry officiating. Interment followed in Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Pendley died Friday, April 13 at home under hospice care.

Bettie C. Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie C. Nelson, age 75, of Berry, were held Thursday, April 12, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. Phillip Bonner and Bro. Curry Bennett officiated. Mrs. Nelson died Monday, April 9 at her residence.

Dessaree McCraw

Funeral services for Mrs. Dessaree McCraw, age 98, of Fayette, were held Friday, April 13, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Robert Parrish and Bro. Billy Carl Sullivan officiating. Burial followed in Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. McCraw died Wednesday, April 11 at Morningview Estates.

J.C. Henry

Funeral services for Mr. J. C. Henry, age 88, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, April 19, 2018, at 2 p.m., at New Friendship Baptist Church. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in the New Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Henry died Tuesday, April 10 at Fayette Long Term Care. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette will direct.

Rev. Raymond Fowler, age 78

Funeral services for Rev. Raymond Fowler, age 78, of Fayette, were held Sunday, April 15, 2018 from Trinity Church of God. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Church Cemetery. Rev. Tyler Keene, Rev. Al Bristow and Rev. W. H. Ford officiated. Rev. Fowler died Friday, April 13 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Joldine Croxell

JOLDINE CROXELL A private graveside service for Ms. Joldine Croxell, age 68, of Fayette, was held Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 11 a.m. at El Bethel – Buncomb Cemetery. Ms. Coxell died Saturday, April 7 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.