Obituaries

James Doyle "J.D." Coleman

Funeral services for Mr. James Doyle Coleman, age 95 of Winfield in the Bazemore Community, were held Saturday, Feb. 16 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial following at the Piney Grove Church of Christ Cemetery in Bazemore.  Floyd Rogers was the officiating minister. Mr. Coleman, better known as “J.D.”, died Wednesday, Feb. 6  at his residence. 

Dorothy Jane Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy Jane Moore, age 90 of Winfield, were held Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Harry Saylor and Bro. Green officiated. Burial followed in the Old Union cemetery near Wayside. She passed away Friday, Feb. 15 at Diversicare Healthcare Center in Winfield.

Ralph Renfroe

Funeral services for Mr. Ralph Renfroe, age 62 of Fayette, were held Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pisgah Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Renfroe died Sunday, Feb. 17, at his residence.

Eleanor Comer

Funeral services for Mrs. Eleanor Newton Comer, age 86 of Northport, were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 at 11 a.m. from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Tim Meherg officiated. Mrs. Comer died Sunday, Feb. 17 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Edwin Corkerin, Sr.

Mr. Edwin Corkerin, age 61 of Berry, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at his residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later by Nelson Fuenral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Mary Jane Kemp

Mrs. Mary Kemp, age 71 of Fayette, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019 at her residence. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announced later by Nelson Funeral Home. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Bobbie Sanders

Funeral services for Mrs. Bobbie Jean Gray Sanders, age 86 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Brent Smalley officiated. Mrs. Sanders died Saturday, Feb.16, at her residence.

Jimmy Rogers

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Rogers, age 81, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Collins, Miss., were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., at Calvary Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Tim Lovet and Rev. James Robinson officiated. Burial followed in Collins Cemetery. Mr. Rogers died Monday, Feb. 4 at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Paul Dexter Tidwell

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Dexter Tidwell, age 56, of Glen Allen, were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home. Burial followed in Tidwell Chapel Cemetery. Jerry Norris officiated. Mr. Tidwell died Monday, Jan. 28 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Miles Funeral Home of Winfield directed.

Bell Carr, Jr.

Graveside services for Mr. Bell Carr, Jr., age 88, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 12 p.m., at Zion Chapel Cemetery near Fayette. David Lee Nalls officiated. Mr. Carr died Thursday, Jan. 31 at Diversicare Nursing Home in Winfield.

Mary Y. Rutledge

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Young Rutledge, age 80 of Birmingham, formerly of Fayette were held Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, from Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Bro. Robert Parrish officiated. Mrs. Rutledge died Wednesday, Feb. 13 at St. Vincent’s East Hospital in Birmingham. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Edwin D. "Punk" Turner

Funeral services for Mr. Edwin D. “Punk” Turner, age 81 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Enoch Estes and Levi Sides officiated. Mr. Turner passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, at Fayette Medical Center.

Danny Waldrop

Mr. Danny Waldrop, age 67, of Millport, died Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 at Fayette Long Term Care. Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time, but will be announce later. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Donald Nelson

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Nelson, age 90, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Mr. Nelson died Saturday, Feb. 9 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Myrtle Carney

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Carney, age 60, of Eldridge, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Tucker Cemetery. Mrs. Carney died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Wilburn "Janx" Pendley

Graveside services for Mr. Wilburn “Janx” Jr. Pendley, age 57, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, at 3 p.m., at Boley Springs Cemetery. Mr. Pendley died Thursday, Feb. 7 at Brookwood Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

James Nuckols

Funeral services for Mr. James Nuckols, age 58, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Union Grove Cemetery. Mr. Nuckols died Thursday, Feb. 7 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Myrtle Posey

Funeral services for Myrtle Ann Posey, age 74, of Fayette, were held Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Robert Parrish officiating. Burial followed in Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. Posey died Wednesday, Feb. 6 at her residence.

Betty Louise Colburn

Funeral services for Mrs. Betty Louise (Loe) Colburn, age 86, were held Friday, Feb. 8, 2019 from Fayette First Baptist Church. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Colburn died Tuesday, Feb. 5 in Tuscaloosa.

Joe Maddox

Funeral services for Mr. Joe Maddox, age 81, of Winfield, formerly of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Maddox died Saturday, Feb. 2 at Brookwood Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Cordy Madison

Funeral services for Mrs. Cordy Suvanah Lowery Madison, age 96, of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at 11 a.m., at New Liberty FWB Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery.

Marie Meadows

Funeral services for Mrs. Marie Meadows, age 79, of Bankston, were held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Tommy Roberts officiated. Burial followed in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mrs. Meadows died Friday, Feb. 1 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Mike and Tina Williams

Funeral services for Mr. Mike Williams, age 56, and Mrs. Tina Williams, age 55, of Northport, were held Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at 5 p.m., at The Church of the Highlands in Tuscaloosa. Mr. and Mrs. Williams died Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Annie Smith

Graveside services for Mrs. Annie Smith, age 81, of Millport, were held Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019 from Christmas Family Cemetery in Millport. Mrs. Smith died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Shirley Thompson

Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley Thompson, age 62, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bankhead Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Mrs. Thompson died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Randy Pennington

Funeral services for Mr. Randy Pennington, age 50, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Pennington died Wednesday, Jan. 30 at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

John Fitch

Mr. Johnny Lee Fitch, age 62, of Fayette, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 at DCH in Tuscaloosa. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Robert Benjamin Miles, Sr.

Funeral services for Mr. Robert Benjamin Miles, Sr., age 93, of Winfield, were held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at 1 p.m., from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in the Griggs Place Cemetery. Mr. Miles died Monday, Jan. 21 in the Diversicare Health Care Center in Winfield.

Lou Esther Stowe

Funeral services for Ms. Lou Esther Stowe, age 76, of Fayette, will be held Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at 11 a.m., from Canaan Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday night from 6-7 p.m. at the funeral home. Ms. Stowe died Saturday, Jan. 26 at Fayette Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette

Mary Lee Johnson

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lee Johnson, age 103, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed at Pilgrim Rest Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson died Thursday, Jan. 24 at Morning View of Fayette.

Joey Meherg

Funeral services for Mr. Joey Meherg, age 55, of Fayette, were held Saturday Jan. 26, 2019 from Fayette First Baptist Church. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. Scott Davis and Bro. Clyde Stevens officiated. Mr. Meherg died Friday, Jan. 25 at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Kevin Molloy

Mr. Kevin Molloy, age 65, of Fayette, died Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Norman C. Sutton

Funeral services for Mr. Norman C. Sutton, age 75, of Berry, were held Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 at Nelson Funeral Home with Bro. Jerry Montgomery officiating. Burial followed in Boone Cemetery. Mr. Sutton died Thursday, Jan. 17 at DCH Regional Medical Center.

James "Jackie" Williams

Funeral services for Mr. James “Jackie” Williams, age 76, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jerry Bridges officiating. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Williams died Sunday, Jan. 13 at DCH Regional Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Harold J. Clark

Funeral services for Mr. Harold J. Clark, age 87, of Berry, were held Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Norman Berry officiating. Burial followed in Bethabara Baptist Church Cemetery. Mr. Clark died Saturday, Jan. 12 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ashley Watkins

Ashley Johnson Watkins was a wonderful loving daughter, sister, and best friend. She came up missing on December 9, 2018 and was found on Jan. 2, 2019. She had passed away unknown, and will be missed terribly. She meant everything to us. She was 31 years old and would have been 32 on Jan. 10th.

Darrell Dixon

Funeral services for Mr. Ollie Darell Dixon, age 42, of Fayette, were held Monday, Jan. 7, 2019 from West Highland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Dixon died Thursday, Jan. 3 at Hospice of West Alabama. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Frances Moore

Frances Hastings Moore died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, Jan. 6 (the day of Epiphany), in Birmingham at the age of 94. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette

Mae Montgomery

Funeral services for Ms. Mae Montgomery, age 61, of Tuscaloosa, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 at Shady Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Rayford Nicholson officiating. Burial followed in the Shady Grove Cemetery. Ms. Montgomery died Sunday, Jan. 6 in Tuscaloosa. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Olen Pendley

Funeral services for Mr. Olen Wilson Pendley, age 86, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 2 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with David Wilson officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Mr. Pendley died Monday, Dec. 31, 2018 at Fayette Long Term Care.

Thomas Mack Espey

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas “Mack” Espey, age 67, of Berry, were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Berry United Methodist Church with Rev. Kenneth Bozeman officiating. Burial followed in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mr. Espey died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018 at Hospice of West Alabama.

Thomas Fenton Stamps

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Fenton Stamps, age 89, of Ralph, were held Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at 11 a.m., at Grants Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Don Springer and Rev. Jim Roberts officiating. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Stamps died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018 at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel of Fayette directed.

Frederick Hubbert

Funeral services for Mr. Frederick D. Hubbert, age 74, of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019 from Sand Springs Baptist Church. Bro. Larry Harkness officiated. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Mr. Hubbert died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018.

Jimmy Dale Wright

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Dale Wright, age 71, of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Darrell Bellew officiated. Burial followed in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. Wright died Friday, Dec. 28, 2018 at his residence.