Obituaries

Clarence Richard Byars

Funeral services for Mr. Clarence Richard Byars, Sr., age 79, of Ethelsville, were held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 at Skelton Funeral Home. Burial followed in Andrews Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Byars died Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Pickens County Medical Center. Skelton Funeral Home of Reform directed.

Jimmy Hill

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy R. Hill, age 81 of Belk, were held Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. Lamar Cox officiated. Mr. Hill died Friday, Oct. 4, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Floy Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Floy Smith, age 83 of the New Lexington community, were held Monday, Oct. 7, 2019, from New Hope Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Smith died Saturday, Oct. 5, at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Alice Louise Monroe

Funeral services for Alice Louise  Monroe, age 70 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019, at 11 a.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. William Randolph officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Ms. Monroe died Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Deacon Tommy Lee Williams

Funeral services for Deacon Tommy Lee Williams, age 65, of Florida, were held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019 at House of God Pillar and Ground of the Truth. Interment was at Caballero Rivero South Memorial. Deacon Williams died Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Peggy McDonald Coretti

Funeral services for Mrs. Peggy McDonald Coretti, age 66, of Wheaton, Ill, were held Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in New Liberty Cemetery. Mrs. Coretti died Sunday, Sept. 22 at Northwestern Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mary Abernathy

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Abernathy, age 89, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Chapel Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mrs. Abernathy died Sunday, Sept. 29.

John Wilson Vice

Funeral services for Mr. John Wilson Vice, age 84, of Berry, were held Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 from Bevans Chapel Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Vice died Monday, Sept. 16 at Northport Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Charles Cook

Funeral services for Mr. Charles “Sonny” Allen Cook, age 79, of Tuscaloosa, were held Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Englewood Baptist Church. Burial followed at Memory Hill Gardens. Mr. Cook died Monday, Sept. 16 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dennis Brown

Funeral services for Mr. Dennis Brown, age 61, of Berry, were held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home. Burial followed at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Brown died Thursday, Sept. 12.

Peggy Maxwell

Ms. Peggy Maxwell, age 91, of Birmingham, died Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 in Birmingham. A private graveside service was held at Evergreen City Cemetery in Tuscaloosa. Rev. Lou Ann Sellers officiated. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Rickey Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Rickey Wright, age 60, of Detroit, Mich., will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Monday, Sept. 9 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Alice Frances Edmonds

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Frances Edmonds, age 81, of Tuscaloosa, were held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Jerry Montgomery officiated. Burial followed in Springhill Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Edmonds died Thursday, Sept. 12 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lauranne Watkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Lauranne Watkins, age 81, of Fayette, were held Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Watkins died Saturday, Sept. 7 at Morningview Estates.

Ray Holsonback

Funeral services for Mr. Ray Holsonback, age 80, of Kennedy, were held Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 from Kennedy Baptist Church. Burial followed in Kennedy City Cemetery. Mr. Holsonback died Friday, Sept. 6 at Baptist Triangle Hospital in Columbus, Miss. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Joshua Devin Bush

Funeral services for Mr. Joshua Devin Bush, age 18, of Fayette, were held Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 from New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Bush died Friday, Aug. 30 in Fayette.

Betty Jones

Funeral services for Ms. Betty K. Jones, age 70, of Northport, were held Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at 10 a.m., from Holy Spirit Catholic Church with Father Michael Deering officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park. Ms. Jones died Wednesday, Sept. 4 at DCH – Northport. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.  

Marie Lynn Anderson Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Lynn Anderson Smith, age 48, of Winfield, were held Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Mrs. Smith died Friday, Aug. 23 at her residence. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Ralph Pike

Mr. Ralph Pike, age 81, of Fayette, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019 at Diversacare in Winfield. A graveside service was held Monday, Sept. 2 from Carolwood Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery in Northport. Bro. Scott Montgomery officiated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Billie Fowler

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Fowler, age 91, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. Scott Davis and Bro. Marlin Mayfield officiated. Mrs. Fowler died Friday, August 30 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jonathan Wilson

Funeral services for Mr. Jonathan Wilson, age 68, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Rev. R. L. Coats officiated. Mr. Wilson died Wednesday, Aug. 21 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert L. Culp

Mr. Robert L. Culp, age 81, of Fayette, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. A memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 27 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Sandra Mullally

Mrs. Sandra Sue Mullally, age 77, of Fayette, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at her residence. She’s now in heaven with her loved ones. Mrs. Mullally was born May 5, 1942 to Hilton and Flora Mae Woods Palmer.

Phebe Palmer

Funeral services for Mrs. Phebe Palmer, age 79, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 31, 2019 from Unity Grove Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Palmer died Monday, Aug. 26 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Erania Redmond

Funeral services for Mrs. Erania Redmond, age 70, of Fayette, will be held Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Public viewing will be Thursday, Aug. 29 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Redmond died Wednesday, Aug. 21.

HB Westbrook

Funeral services for Mr. H. B, Westbrook, age 90, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Aug. 22, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Pea Ridge Cemetery. Mr. Westbrook died Tuesday, Aug. 20 at Fayette Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Ray L. Rumanek

On August 10, 2019, Ray L. Rumanek, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many, died at the age of 88 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. His funeral Mass was held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Tuscaloosa Wednesday, Aug. 14, at 11 a.m., with Father Michael Deering, Father John Fallon, and Father Vernon Huguley officiating. Burial followed at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Debbie Lyle Bailey

Funeral services for Mrs. Deborah Lyle Bailey, age 65, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, at Unity Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Stamps and Rev. Wil Corbett officiated. Burial followed at Housh Chapel – Camp Comfort Community Cemetery. Mrs. Bailey died Saturday, Aug. 17 at UAB Hospital.

Allen Dale Pinkerton

Mr. Allen Dale Pinkerton, age 59, of Kennedy, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019 at DCH Regional Medical Center. There will be no service. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Isabella Freeman Scipio

Funeral services for Mrs. Isabella Freeman Scipio, age 96, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 from Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Scipio died Friday, July 26 in Florida. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Chastity Jones

Mrs. Chastity Jones, age 30, of Fayette, died Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 at her residence. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Alfred Bircheat

Mr. Alfred Bircheat, age 78, of Fayette, died Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at his residence. A memorial service was held Friday, Aug. 9 at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Smith officiated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Jessie Levenston Hancock

Funeral services for Mr. Jessie Levenston Hancock, age 90, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Alta Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Rev. Eric Milligan and Rev. Steven Tyree officiated. Mr. Hancock died Monday, Aug. 5 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Wynell Martin

Funeral services for Mrs. Wynell Martin, age 77, of Muscle Shoals, formerly of Fayette, were held Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, at 4 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Darryl Ballew and Rev. Jared Lovelace officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Martin died Monday, Aug. 5.

Elizabeth Stilwell Vance

ELIZABETH STILWELL VANCE Graveside services for Ms. Elizabeth Stilwell Vance, age 87, of Northport, were held Monday, Aug. 5, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Elmwood Cemetery. Father Frank Muscolino officiated. Ms. Vance died Friday, Aug. 2 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Dr. Louis Jackson Montgomery

Funeral services for Dr. Louis Jackson Montgomery, age 88, of Pecos, Texas, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mayfield Church of Christ Cemetery. Dr. Montgomery died Sunday, July 21 at Baylor Scott and White Medical Center in McKinney, Texas. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

John Thomas Campbell, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas Campbell, Sr., age 86, of Vestavia, were held Monday, July 22, 2019 at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Homewood. Entombment was at Jefferson Memorial Gardens, South in Birmingham. Mr. Campbell died Thursday, July 16.

Martha Earnes

Graveside services for Ms. Martha Earnest, age 68, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 at 10 a.m. from Union Grove Baptist Church Cemetery – Flatwoods. Ms. Earnest died Friday, Aug. 2 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.