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Funeral services for Mr. Roy H. Black, age 91, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 3 p.m., at
Nelson Funeral Home with Dr. Dale Mitchell officiating.  

Mr. Black died Thursday, July 24 at Hospice of West Alabama after a short illness. He was a deacon and faithful
member of Bethel Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church before moving to Tuscaloosa.

He served in the Navy from Jan. 1944 until Jan. 1946. He was an amusing, talented and very loving husband and father
and the best PaPa in the world to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Palestine Warren Black; his daughter, Wanda Black Mitchell; his granddaughter,
Katrina Mitchell Smith; his parents, Cora and Ellis Black and his brothers, Theron, Grady and Orville Black.

Survivors include his daughter, Sylvia (Dan) Moore; son-in-law, David Mitchell; granddaughters, Stephanie (Danny)
Hayes and Teresa (Scott) Jordan; his great-grandchildren, Justin Hayes, David Hayes and fiancé, Kathryn Raley, Kayla
Hayes, Carter Jordan and Chase Jordan; sisters, Arlene (Lloyd) Humber and Lula Mae Burns; brother, Robert Black; and
a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Avinash Nichani and the entire Home Based Primary Care Unit from the Tuscaloosa
VA; Dr. John Warren and his staff; Clara Belle Lucas; and Sarah and Eddy Lary.

Active pallbearers were Danny Hayes, Justin Hayes, David Hayes, Jerry Humber, Terry Humber and Eddie Lary.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to Hospice of West Alabama, 3821 Loop Road,
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.



Mrs. Edith Mae McCaleb, age 101, of Fayette, died July 27, 2014, at Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care. Funeral
arrangements will be announced later by Nelson Funeral Home.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette will direct.



Graveside services for Mrs. Doris Maddox Murray, age 70, of Trussville, formerly of Fayette, were held Saturday, July
26, 2014, at 3 p.m., at Mt. Lebanon cemetery with Rev. Raymond Spann officiating. She died Thursday, July 24 at her

Norwood Chapel of Fayette directed.




Funeral services for Mr. Will Earl Sullivan, age 82, of Kennedy, were held Sunday, July 27, 2014, from Chapel Hill
Baptist Church. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Ralph Smith officiated. Mr. Sullivan died July 25 at
Hospice of West Alabama in Tuscaloosa.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.



Gaitha Trimm, age 88, went to be with our Lord on Thursday, July 24, 2014. Affectionately known as “Mama Trimm”
by family, friends and throughout the community, Gaitha leaves a legacy of love and grace. She was known for her
kindness and happy demeanor, no matter her circumstances.

Funeral services were held Sunday, July 27, at 3 p.m., from Unity Baptist Church. Burial followed in Camp Comfort
Cemetery. Bro. Phillip Clark and Bro. Bobby Robbins officiated.

She was born in Winfield on Jan. 12, 1926, she moved to Fayette to marry the love of her life, Bob Trimm, on Nov. 23,
1947. Married for 60 years, they were actively involved in Unity Baptist Church, living and demonstrating the Gospel to
those they encountered, feeding, clothing, and housing those who needed it, with an open door and warm hearts.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob; parents, Ittie and Isaac Davis; and her brother, Durell Davis.

   She is survived by her four children, Ron (Nadine) Trimm of Yucca Valley, Calif., Kathy (Harold) Reed of Fayette,
Susan (Bill) Hardekopf of Hoover, and Beth (Ricky) Sexton of Fayette; 12 grandchildren, Randy Trimm, Robin (Emily)
Trimm, Tiege (Brandi) Trimm, Tristin Trimm, Sam Trimm, Heather (Chris) Townsend, Heath (Becky) Reed, Brad
(Nicole) Hardekopf, Sarah (Justin) Hefner, Katie Hardekopf, Brooke Hancock and Hunter (Donta) Sexton. Gaitha is also
survived by 18 great-grandchildren. She regularly told her children and grandchildren how proud she was of them, and
often noted how much she loved her sons-in-law.

Pallbearers were Robin Trimm, Heath Reed, Hunter Sexton, Brad Hardekopf, Chris Townsend and Justin Hefner.

The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the employees of Morningside, Fayette Medical Center Long
Term Care and the Fayette Medical Center for their excellent care and kindness.

Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.