Obituaries

Gara Nell Stewart

Funeral services for Mrs. Gara Nell Stewart, age 80 of Bankston, were held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023, at 11 a.m. from Cleveland Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Josh Taylor officiated. She died Sunday, Jan. 29, at Fayette Long Term Care.

Thomas Gene Amster

Funeral services for Mr. Thomas Gene Amster, age 77 of Theodore, will be held Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, at 2 p.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. He died Saturday, Jan. 28, at his residence. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Robert C. Thomas, Jr.

A memorial service for Mr. Robert C. Thomas, Jr., age 66 of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, at 11 a.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. He died Friday, Jan. 27, at Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.

Dianne Yerby

Funeral services for Mrs. Dianne Yerby, age 79, were held Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023 at 3 p.m. from the Otts Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Randy Atkinson officiated. She died on Thursday, Jan. 26, at UAB Hospital in Birmingham.

Daris Hayes

Funeral services for Mrs. Daris Hayes, age 86 of Fayette, were held Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel.Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Tony Hayes officiated. She died Tuesday, Jan. 24, at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Lorene Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Moore, age 96 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023, from New Liberty Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in Cedar Grove Cemetery. Bro. Marlon Mayfield and Bro. Adam Smith officiated. She died Monday, Jan. 23, at Walker Rehab in Carbon Hill.

Patricia Segrest

Funeral services for Ms. Patricia Segrest, age 61 of Fayette, will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Jared Brown will officiate. Burial will follow at Alta Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Sunday, Jan. 22, at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Ulyesses Nalls

Funeral services for Mr. Ulyesses Nalls, age 69 of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Jan. 28, 2023 at 1 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Palestine Cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday from 12-1 p.m. at the funeral home. He died Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Jackson, Miss. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Mildred Lois Pritchett

Funeral services for Ms. Mildred Lois Pritchett, age 78 of Bankston, were held Friday, Jan. 20, 2023, at 2 p.m. from norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. David Howe and Rev. Tim Fields officiated. Burial followed in Concord Cemetery. She died Monday, Jan. 16,at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Coy Brothers

Funeral services for Mr. Coy Brothers, age 89 of Arab, died Monday, Jan. 16, 2023, at Fayette Medical Center. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Teresa Kay Gillum

Funeral services for Mrs. Teresa K. Gillum, age 74 of Fayette, will be held Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Noon from Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Rev. Bradley Cox will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. She died Friday, Jan. 13, at home.

Betty "June" Earnest Trull

Funeral services for Ms. Betty “June” Earnest Trull, age 87 of Daphne, formerly of Winfield, were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023, at 6 p.m. from Winfield First Baptist Church. A private family burial followed on Sunday, Jan. 15, in West Alabama Memorial Garden. She died Thursday, January 12, at the Robertsdale Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Robertsdale.

Elene McCaleb Lawrence

Funeral services for Mrs. Elene McCaleb Lawrence, age 98 of the Hubbertville Community, were held on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, at 2 p.m. from Berea Church of Christ. Burial followed the New River Church of Christ Cemetery. She died Wednesday, Jan. 11, at her residence.

Judy Dianne Costes

Funeral services for Mrs. Judy Dianne Costes, age 69 of Northport, were held Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Elder Tim McCool officiated. She died Tuesday, Jan. 10, at her residence.

Christy Price Ballard

Graveside services for Ms. Christy Price Ballard age 68 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, from Fayette Memorial Gardens. Bro. Scott Davis officiated. She died Monday, Jan. 9, surrounded by family and incredible caregivers at the Grandview Medical Center.

Gage Michael Floyd

Funeral services for Mr. Gage Michael Floyd, age 23 of Lynn Haven, Fla., were held Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023 at 3 p.m. from The Vine Church in Moundville. He died Friday, Dec. 23, 2022. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Buddy Cannon

Mr. Buddy Cannon, age 83 of Fayette, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at his residence. A private service was held Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Anna Hovater

Ms. Anna Hovater, age 83 of Sheffield, died Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at her residence. A private graveside service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Tyler Dale Dunn

Graveside services for Mr. Tyler Dale Dunn, age 30 of Berry, were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, from pea Ridge Community Cemetery. He died Wednesday, Jan. 4, at his residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Amanda McClain

Funeral services for Ms. Amanda McClain, age 52 of Fayette, were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, at 3 p.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Burial followed in El Bethel Cemetery. She died Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Hospice of West Alabama. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Frank Fulmer

Mr. Frank Fulmer, age 43 of Bankston, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023 at UAB Hospital. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

Kelonnie Martell Hughes

Funeral services for Mr. Kelonnie Martell Hughes, age 36 of Fayette, were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at 2 p.m. from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. William R. Hughes officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died Tuesday, Jan.3, at UAB Hospital. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directing.

Veronica "Bonnie" Brent

Funeral services for Mrs. Veronica “Bonnie” Brent, age 68 of Fayette, were held Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. She died Sunday, Jan. 1, at Fayette Medical Center. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

William Walker Bobo

Funeral services for Mr. William Walker Bobo, age 97 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Covin Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. John Kitchens and Grahame Bobo officiated. He passed away Sunday, Jan. 1, at Fayette Long Term Care.

Lanita Waldrop Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Lanita Waldrop Jones, age 66 of West Point, Miss., were held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in West Point with Bro. Dale Funderburg officiating. Burial followed in Cedar Bluff Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery. She died Friday, Dec. 30, 2022, in Houston, Texas, following a brief but brave battle with cancer.

Jessie Lee Wilson

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Wilson, age 84 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023, at 1 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. She died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Hospice of West Alabama.

Regina Jones

Funeral services for Ms. Regina Jones, age 59 of Northport, were held Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, from Phillips Chapel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Scott Montgomery officiated. She died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at her residence. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Kathy Kershaw

Mrs. Kathy Kershaw, age 72 of Fayette, died Thursday, Dec. 22, 2022, at her residence. There was no service. The body was cremated. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Barbara Gail Tarwater

Funeral services for Mrs. Barbara Gail Tarwater, age 72 of Fayette, were held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Dr. Scott Davis and Rev. Terrell Jones officiating. Burial followed in Phillips Chapel Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Dec. 27, at home.

Dorothy Virginia Early

Funeral services for Mrs. Dorothy “Virginia” Early, age 89 of Carbon Hill, were held Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, at Elm Grove Church of God. Jerry Robert “J.R.” Key and Robert Parrish will officiate. Burial followed at Pleasant Grove Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Dec. 27, at her residence.

Jimmy Brock

Funeral services for Mr. Jimmy Brock, age 81 of Fayette, were held Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2022, at Noon from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Bro. Kenneth Stough officiated. He died Saturday, Dec. 24, at his residence.

Bobby R. Gray

Funeral services for Mr. Bobby R. Gray, age 78 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial gardens. Russ McDonald officiated. He died Friday, Dec. 23, at Fayette Long Term Care. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Gary Kimbrell

Mr. Gary Kimbrell, age 69 of Berry, died Monday, Dec. 19, 2022 at home. A private service was held. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

William A. Cook

Funeral services for Mr. William A. Cook, age 82 of Ralph, were held Friday, Dec. 23, 2022, from Grants Creek Baptist Church in Fosters. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died Sunday, Dec. 18, at Northport Medical Center. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Dorothy Ann McClure

Funeral services for Ms. Dorothy Ann McClure, age 81 of Fayette, will be held Saturday, Jan. 7, 2023, at 11 a.m.from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Visitation will one hour prior to the service. She died Saturday, Dec. 10, in Fayette. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

James Otis Minyard

Funeral services for Mr. James Otis Minyard, age 95 of Fayette, were held Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel at 1 p.m. Rev. Joseph Martin, Rev. Judy Elmore, Bro. Clyde Stevens and Honorable Judge William Oswalt officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died Friday, Dec. 9, at home.

Ruth Lindsey

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Lindsey, age 83 of Fayette, were held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Covin Baptist Church Cemetery. She died Tuesday, Dec.13, at DCH Regional Medical Center.

James Gilpin

Funeral services for Mr. James Gilpin, age 84 of Fayette, were held Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Mayfield Church of Christ Cemetery.He died Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Pam McCaleb Dozier

A visitation for Mrs. Pamela McCaleb Dozier, age 62, was held Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, from Berea Church of Christ. She died Wednesday, Dec. 14. Nelson Funeral Home directed.

Jane Crowley

Funeral services for Mrs. Jane Crowley, age 72 of Fayette, were held Friday, Dec. 16, 2022 from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Wesley Chapel Cemetery. Bro. Kenneth Stough and Bro. Billy Carl Sullivan officiated. She died Thursday, Dec. 15, at Fayette Medical Center.

Jimmy Joe Holsonback, Sr.

A private graveside service with full military honors for Mr. Jimmy Joe Holsonback Sr., age 88 of Kennedy, was held Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at 3 p.m. at Kennedy City Cemetery. Rev. Jeff Long officiated. Mr. Holsonback died Saturday, Dec. 10 in Reform. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

James Otis Minyard

Funeral services for Mr. James Otis Minyard, age 95 of Fayette, were held Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, from Norwood-Wyatt Chapel. Rev. Joseph Martin, Bro. Clyde Stevens, Judge William Oswalt and Rev. Judy Elmore officiated. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. He died Friday, Dec. 9, at home. Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Deacon Bobbie Joe "Tut" Savage

Funeral services for Deacon Bobbie Joe “Tut” Savage, age 68 of Fayette, were held Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Unity Grove Cemetery. He died Friday, Dec. 9, at DCH Regional Medical Ceneter in Tuscaloosa. Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

Timothy Scott Moore

Graveside services for Mr. Timothy Scott Moore, 55, of Tuscaloosa,were held Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, at 11 a.m. from Kennedy City Cemetery. Rev. Kathy Griffith officiated. He died Thursday, Dec. 8, at DCH Regional Medical Center. Dowdle Funeral Home of Millport directed.

Ricky "Stick" Anthony Hudson

Funeral services with full military honors for Mr. Ricky “Stick” Anthony Hudson, age 64 of Belk, were held Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Pinhook Cemetery in Lamar County. He died Wednesday, Dec. 7, at his residence.