Obituaries

John Henry Stewart

Funeral services for Mr. John Henry Stewart, age 79, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Glen Allen Church. The body will lie in state from 10-11 a.m. at the church. Bro. Joel Isham and Bro. Denny Renfroe will officiate. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Stewart died Monday, Jan. 20 at his residence.

Eddie Mack Howell, age 63

Funeral services for Mr. Eddie Mack “Fuzzy” Howell, age 63, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hubbertville Cemetery. Derek Porter officiated. Mr. Howell died Saturday, Jan. 18 at his residence.

Truman Bonner

Graveside services for Mr. Truman L. “Bob” Bonner, age 76, of Berry, were held Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Union Grove Cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Vaughn officiated. Mr. Bonner died Wednesday, Jan. 15 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Linda Raynor

Mrs. Linda Raynor, age 77, of Fayette, died Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 at Generations of Vernon. There was no funeral service. Burial was in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Maurice "Long John" Lenard

Funeral services for Mr. Maurice “Long John” Lenard, age 76, of Fayette, were held Monday, Jan. 13, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Phillips Chapel Cemetery in Tuscaloosa County. Bro. Adam Smith officiated. Mr. Lenard died Friday, Jan. 10 at Generations of Vernon. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Shirley Faye Roberts

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Faye Roberts, age 74, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, at 11:30 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Brother Willie Ragsdale officiated. Burial followed at Gibson Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Roberts died Monday, Jan. 13 at home.

Charlene Gray

Funeral services for Ms. Charlene F. Gray, age 87, of Gardena, Calif., were held Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at 1 p.m., at New Friendship Baptist Church. Burial followed in the church cemetery. Ms. Gary died Monday, Dec. 23, 2019 in Los Angeles, Calif. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Jessie Nell Harkins

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Nell Harkins, age 83, of Leeds, formerly of Fayette, were held Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. Jarrett Lovelace and Bro. Rickey Bradford officiated. Mrs. Harkins died Thursday, Jan. 9 at her daughter’s residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Catherine Nalls

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Nalls, age 66, of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Canaan Baptist Cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Mrs. Nalls died Thursday, Jan. 9 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

James Harold McCool

Funeral services for Mr. James Harold McCool were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at 11 a.m., at Zion Primitive Baptist Church with Elders Chris and Tim McCool officiating. Mr. McCool passed from this life on Wednesday, Jan. 1, while surrounded by his family singing hymns at his side, in his home in Zion Community near Gordo.

Magdalene Files

Funeral services for Mrs. Magdalene Files, age 88, of Berry, were held Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 from Berry Baptist Church. Burial followed in Berry City Cemetery. Bro. Rod Ward officiated. Mrs. Files died Monday, Jan. 6. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Opal Shelton

Funeral services for Mrs. Opal Shelton, age 77, of Kennedy, were held Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at 1 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Ashcraft Corner Cemetery. Bro. Terry Robertson and Bro. Lee Armstrong officiated. Mrs. Shelton died Sunday, Jan. 5 at her residence.

Martha Colley

Ms. Martha Ann Colley, age 85, of Fayette, died Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at UAB in Birmingham. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

William "Bill" Creighton Robertson

Funeral services for Mr. William (Bill) Creighton Robertson, age 80, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. The Rev. Mark Johnston officiated, assisted by the Rev. Richelle Thompson. Graveside was at the Robertson Family Cemetery immediately following the service. Mr. Robertson passed away at his residence on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019.

Daisy Billups Dixon

Funeral services for Mrs. Daisy Billups Dixon, age 87, formerly of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. She died Saturday, Dec. 21, in Silver Creek, Georgia. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

William D. Pendley

Graveside services for Mr. William Dewey Pendley, age 89, of Carbon Hill, were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019 from Cleveland Church of Christ Cemetery. Mike King officiated. Mr. Pendley died Thursday, Dec. 26, at Ridgeview Nursing Home in Jasper. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Amelia Joyce Beard

Graveside services for Mrs. Amelia Joyce Beard, age 77, of Northside, were held Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 from Campground Methodist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Beard died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Cynthia Walker

Funeral services for Mrs. Cynthia Walker, age 68, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Palestine Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Walker died Thursday, Dec. 26, 2019 at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Linda Loe

Funeral services for Mrs. Linda Loe, age 75, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Cleveland Church of Christ Cemetery. Mrs. Loe died Thursday, Dec. 26 at Cypress Cove in Muscle Shoals. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Tommy Brand

Funeral services for Mr. Tommy Brand, age 63 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2019, at Hubbertville Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. He died Monday, Dec. 23, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Rev. Major Bailey

Funeral services for Rev. Major Wilson Bailey, age 82, of Berry, were held Friday, Dec. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Davis Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Rev. Steve Cannon officiated. Burial followed at Flatwoods Cemetery. Rev. Bailey died Saturday, Dec. 21.

Riley Shackelford

Funeral services for Mr.Riley L.J. Shackelford, age 83 of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, from New Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. He died Saturday, Dec. 21 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Judy Manley

Funeral services for Ms. Judy Gay Manley, age 62, of Berry, were held Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Adam Darty officiated. Burial followed in the Patton Hill Cemetery. Ms. Manley died Wednesday, Dec. 18 at her residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Debra Marlowe

Ms. Debra Denise Marlowe, age 56, of Northport, died Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019 at DCH Medical Center. A private graveside service was held at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Alice Gilreath

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Gilreath, age 74, of Hubbertville, were held Friday, Dec. 20, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Vernon Prescott officiated. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mrs. Gilreath died Tuesday, Dec. 17 at her residence.

Tracy Marconi

Mrs. Tracy Marconi, age 55, of Berry, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at Fayette Medical Center. Survivors include one son, Jake Smith of Berry; one daughter, Morgan Smith of Berry; and three grandchildren. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Robert "Bob" William Vance, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Robert “Bob” William Vance, Jr., age 90, of Tuscaloosa, were held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 10 a.m., at Elmwood Cemetery in Birmingham with Father Frank Muscolino officiating. Mr. Vance died Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Heritage Health Care Center. 
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
 

James E. Fortner, age 67

Mr. James Fortner, age 67 of Fayette, died Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughter, Ashley Fortner Crooks; son, Jason Fortner; brother, Greg Fortner; sister, Brenda Shelton; and three grandchildren.

Carrie Bonner, age 58

A memorial service for Mrs. Carrie Bonner, age 58 of Fayette, was held Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Curry Bennett officiated. Mrs. Bonner died Thursday, Dec. 12 at Fayette Medical Center. 

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
 

Lonnie Sampson

Funeral services for Mr. Lonnie W. Sampson, Sr., age 78, of Moundville, were held Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. Father Michael Deering officiated. Burial followed in Oakhill Cemetery. Mr. Sampson died Sunday, Dec. 15 at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Gean Chambless, age 75

Funeral services for Mrs. Gean F. Chambless, age 75, were held Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel at 3 p.m., with burial following in Sand Springs Cemetery. Mrs. Chambless died Saturday, Dec. 14 at Fayette Long-Term Care.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
 

Dorothy Newman, age 90

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Newman, age 90 of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Fayette, were held Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel at Noon, with burial following in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Newman died Saturday, Dec. 14 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.
 

Julia "Judy" Gartman Young, age 69

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia “Judy” Gartman Young, age 69, of Northport, were held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Rev. Audie Hodges officiating. Burial followed at Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Young died Wednesday, Dec. 11 at Hospice Care of West Alabama.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Hershel and Willie Fay Gartman; her husband of thirty-nine years, Hank Young; and her sister, Becky Koss.

Dwight "Spud" Nalls

Funeral services for Mr. Dwight “Spud” Nalls, age 66, of St. Paul, Minn., formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 from Shady Grove Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Nalls died Saturday, Nov. 16 in St. Paul, Minn. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Susan Coats

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Coats, age 68, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Fayette, were held Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Coats died Thursday, Dec. 5 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Gail Lollar Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Gail Lollar Moore, age 66, of Northport, were held Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Mrs. Moore died Thursday, Dec. 5 at her residence.

Charles Tolbert Davis, 71

Mr. Charles Tolbert Davis, age 71 of Bankston, died Monday, Dec. 9, 2019 at Fayette Medical Center.

Survivors include one daughter, Carla Jayne Davis Moore (James) of Cottondale; one sister, Judy Halbrook of Bankston; and two grandsons, Brady and Drew Moore. He was preceeded in death by his parents, Reedie and Pauline Gray Davis; and a brother-in-law, Jimmy Halbrook.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, Dec. 11 from Davis Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. Marlin Mayfield officiated.

Honorary pallbearers were James Moore and Dwayne Hubbert.

Wayne Douglas Edwards

Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Douglas Edwards, age 81, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Pastor Joel Daniel officiating. Burial followed at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery. Mr. Edwards died Wednesday, Dec. 4 at home.

Thomas C. McMullen

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Chason “Tommy” McMullen, Jr., age 74, of Tuscaloosa, were held Friday, Dec. 6, 2019, at 1 p.m., at Forest Lake United Methodist Church. Dr. Kevin Thomas and Rev. Melody Traylor officiated. There was a private family burial at Tuscaloosa Memorial Park. Mr. McMullen died Tuesday, Dec. 3 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Josephine "Jo" Young Hamby

Mrs. Josephine “Jo” Young Hamby, age 81, of Sumter, South Carolina, beloved wife of the late Philip Lake Hamby, died on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019 at Prisma Health Tuomey. Born in Fayette, Alabama, she was the daughter of the late James Dorsey Young and Anna Leigh Chambers Young.

Shannon Maynard

Mr. Shannon Ray Maynard, age 50, of Fayette, died Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at his residence. A memorial service was held Saturday, Dec. 7 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Doris Knight

Funeral services for Mrs. Doris Knight, age 81, of Winfield, were held Friday, Nov. 29, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Shepherd Baptist Church Cemetery. Patrick Raley officiated. Mrs. Knight died Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Diversacare in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.