Obituaries

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.

Geraldine Cook

GERALDINE COOK Mrs. Geraldine Cook, age 90, of Northport, died Sunday, April 15, 2018 at Glen Haven Health and Rehab. Funeral arrangements will be announced later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

John Douglas Price

Funeral services for Mr. John Douglas Price, age 74, of Fayette, were held Sunday, April 8, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Joel Morrison officiating. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Price died Friday, April 6 as a result of complications from a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

Mary Nell Otts Foster Henry

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Nell Otts Foster Henry, age 90, of Elrod, formerly of Fayette, were held Tuesday, April 10, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Henry died Sunday, April 8 at Forest Manor Rehab in Northport. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Eloise Freeman

Funeral services for Mrs. Eloise Freeman, age 92, of Fayette, were held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Dr. Dale Mitchell officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Freeman died Wednesday, April 4 at Diversicare of Winfield.

Patricia Nabors Fowler

Funeral services for Mrs. Patricia Nabors Fowler, age 73, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from Salem Baptist Church with Bro. Joseph Jones officiating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Fowler died Monday, April 2 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Laura Jean Whitstine

 A Memorial service for Ms. Laura Jean “Jeanie” Whitstine, age 72, of Moundville, was held Sunday, April 8, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home South in Tuscaloosa with Philips Elliott officiating. Ms. Whitstine died Tuesday, March 27 at DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Jesse Jones

Funeral services for Mr. Jesse Jones, age 87, of Fayette, were held Monday, April 2, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. Bro. Delton Harrison officiated. Mr. Jones died Saturday, March 31 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Betty Collins

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Collins, age 69, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 31, 2018, from Pleasant Hill Community Church in Berry. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Collins died Thursday, March 29 at her residence.

Cecil Kimbrell

Funeral services for Mr. Cecil Odell Kimbrell, age 78, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Concord Baptist Church with Rev. Max Stripling and Rev. Steve Stamps officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Mr. Kimbrell died Monday, March 19 at DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.    

Bettie Yeatman

Graveside services for Ms. Bettie A. Yeatman, age 90, of Fosters, were held Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Sylvan Methodist Church Cemetery. Rev. Jim Smith officiated. Ms. Yeatman died Saturday, March 17 in Glen Haven Nursing Home.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Eulene Smallwood

Funeral services for Ms. Eulene “Bootsie” Smallwood, age 84, of Pearl River, La, formerly of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Flatwood Cemetery. Ms. Smallwood died Friday, March 16 in Slidell, La.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Hassie Hollingsworth

Funeral services for Mrs. Hassie Hollingsworth, age 102, of Fayette, were held Sunday, March 18, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in New River Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Hollingsworth died Saturday, March 17 at Walker Rehabilitation/Nursing Home in Carbon Hill.

Marlene Felan

Mrs. Marlene Felan, age 82, formerly of Fayette, died Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Windsor Nursing Home in Terrell, Texas. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Elizabeth Lewis

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Lewis, age 37, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, March 22, 2018, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends Thursday one hour prior to service time at the funeral home. Mrs. Lewis died Thursday, March 15 at her residence.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.  

I.J. Britnell

Funeral services for Mr. I. J. Britnell, age 79, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 17, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. Lamar Cox officiated. Mr. Britnell died Thursday, March 15 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Tommye Meherg

 Funeral services for Mrs. Othelia Thomas (Tommye) Poynor Meherg, age 80, of Fayette, were held Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Blake Thompson officiating. Burial followed at Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Meherg died Wednesday, March 14.    

George A. Wheldon

Funeral services for Mr. George A. Whelden, age 81, of Kennedy, were held Monday, March 12, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Kennedy City Cemetery. Bro. Jeff Long, Bro. David Long and Bro. John McPeak officiated. Mr. Whelden died Friday, March 9 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Clemmie Nelson

Funeral services for Mrs. Clemmie Nelson, age 82, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 from Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Randy Anderson and Edward Nelson officiated. Mrs. Nelson died Sunday, March 11 at Hospice of West Alabama.    

Connie Glasgow McCollum

Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Glasgow McCollum, age 48, of Bankston, were held Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from Piney Grove Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Delton Harrison officiated. Mrs. McCollum died Monday, March 5 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
 

Carol Crawford

Funeral services for Mrs. Carol Crawford, age 70, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at New Hope Baptist Church. Bro. Ed Steeleman and Bro. Brad Hartselle officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Crawford died Saturday, March 3 at UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Maudeen Cargile

Funeral services for Mrs. Maudeen Cargile, age 86, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, March 13, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Cargile died Sunday, March 11 at Fayette Long Term Care. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Janice Smith

Mrs. Janice Smith, age 78 of the Boley Community, passed away Saturday, March 3, 2018 at her residence. A graveside service will be held Friday, March 9 at 1 p.m. from Salem Nazarene Cemetery. Rev. Carroll Smith will officiate.

Teresa Greene

A memorial service for Mrs. Teresa Greene, age 67, of Fayette, was held Friday, March 2, 2018, from Fayette First Baptist Church. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Greene died Tuesday, Feb. 27 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham.

Steve Carroll

Funeral services for Mr. Steve Carroll, age 71, of Fayette, were held Friday, March 2, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Josh Musgrove and Bro. Casey Watkins officiated. Burial followed in Pisgah-Chapel Hill Cemetery. Mr. Carroll died Tuesday, Feb. 27 at his residence.

Willie Fay "Sis" Gartman

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Fay “Sis” Gartman, age 91, of Fayette, were held Saturday, February 24, 2018, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette City Cemetery. Mrs. Gartman died Wednesday, February 21 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Linda Powell

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Powell, age 66, of Fayette, were held Sunday, February 25, 2018, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Kenny Hatcher officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Powell died Friday, February 23 at Northport Medical Center.

Bonnie Kizzire

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonnie Kizzire, age 81, of Northport, were held Tuesday, February 27, 2018, at 11 a.m., at Nelson Funeral Home with Rev, Raymond Fowler officiating. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens.

Jake Garrison

Funeral services for Mr. Jake Garrison, age 95, of Fayette, were held Sunday, February 25, 2018, from Fayette Church of Christ. Kaleb Hall and Owen Sweatt officiated. Burial followed in the Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Garrison died Wednesday, February 21, at Fayette Medical Center.

Beulah Mae Madison-Sink

Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah Mae Madison-Sink, age 84, were held Friday, February 2, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Assembly of God in Lanham, Maryland. Interment followed in Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and cousin went home to be with our Heavenly Father on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.

Aline Brasher

Funeral services for Ms. Aline Brasher, age 90, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Cedar Grove Cemetery. Ms. Brasher died Sunday, Feb. 25 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Earl Boatman

Funeral services for Mr. James Earl Boatman, age 70, of Tuscaloosa, were held Thursday, February 22, 2018, at 6 p.m., at First United Pentecostal Church with Rev. Emmitt Smith officiating. A private burial followed. Mr. Boatman died Sunday, February 18 at his residence.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Jaizlyn Cooper

Funeral services for Jaizlyn Cooper, age one, were held Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Carlos Moore officiated. Burial followed in New Grove Baptist Church Cemetery in Kennedy. Jaizlyn died Monday, Feb. 12 at Fayette Medical Center. Survivors include her parents, Bradley and Ashley Young Cooper; and two brothers, Ja’Shun and Jacaven Cooper. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lora Ann Henley

Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Ann Henley, age 54, of Berry, were held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, at 7 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Rodney Ward officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Rogersville, Tenn. Mrs. Henle­y died Sunday, Feb. 18 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Virginia Pauline Fowler

Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Pauline Fowler, age 92, of Fayette, formerly of Flatwoods Boley Community, were held Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at 2 p.m., in the Collins-Burke Chapel with Charles Self officiating. Burial followed in the Union Chapel Methodist Cemetery. Mrs. Fowler died Sunday, Feb. 11 at Northwest Medical Center.

Donald Stiles

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Stiles, age 75, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from Fayette Church of Christ. Kaleb Hall officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Stiles died Sunday, February 11 at Glen Haven Health and Rehab in Northport. He was preceded in death by his parents, Billie Mark Stiles and Ola Daniel Stiles; and grandson, John Ross Watkins.