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HOWARD BURTON BAGWELL
 
Funeral services for Mr. Howard Burton Bagwell, age 62, of Fayette, were held Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed in Fayette City Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Stevens and the Rev. Raymond Fowler officiated. Mr. Bagwell died Sunday, April 17 at his residence.
He was preceded in death by his father, George Bagwell; brother, Danny Bagwell; and nephew, Blake Bagwell.
Survivors include his daughter, Barbara (Kevin) Quimby of Fayette; two sons, Brandon Bagwell of Dixon, Ken., and Caje (Brittany) Bagwell of Sebree, Ken.; mother, Doris Bagwell of Fayette; brother, Frank (Susan) Bagwell of Fayette; niece, Wendy Bagwell of Fayette; and six grandchildren, Rusty Kizzire, Hunter Kizzire, Samuel Kizzire, Presley Bagwell, Megan Quimby and Emilee Quimby.
Pallbearers were Dewayne Peters, Chuck Brock, Phillip Rushing, Jerry Nichols, Stewart Lindsey and Eric Nichols.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
 
GLOIS JEWEL WINTERS JONES
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Glois Jewel Winters Jones, age 80, of Hubbertville, were held Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 3 p.m., from the Berea Church of Christ. Burial followed in the adjoining cemetery. Jeff Rutledge and Jonathan Winters officiated. Mrs. Jones died Thursday, April 14 at her residence.
Mrs. Jones was a graduate of Hubbertville High School. She was a member of the Berea Church of Christ, past director of the AEA-ESPO association and Alabama Retirement Board System and a retired school bus driver. She enjoyed having many active roles with the governor’s office and the State House of Alabama.
She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Annie Harrison Winters; sisters, Esther Winters Haynes, Emma Jean Winters Crowell, Alma E. Winters, Vertie N. Winters and Vernice Winters; and a brother, James Leon “P-Nut” Winters.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Robert I. Jones; a daughter, Teresa Jones Damron (Ken) of Hubbertville; a brother, Bufford E. Winters (Jan) of Missouri; grandchildren, Kenneth Ray Damron, Jr., Kimberly Herrman, and Melissa Ciappa; great-grandchildren, Cody,  Cory and Faith Bentley, and Taylinn Ciappa; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and many friends.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield directed.
 
DONALD G. “PETE” MATTHEWS
 
Mr. Donald G. “Pete” Matthews, a native of Alabama, and longtime resident of Fayette, died Sunday, April 17, 2016 at Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Facility surrounded by his adoring family and compassionate nurses and staff. A family graveside service was held by Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with interment in Fayette Memorial Gardens. the Rev. Kerry Kerr, the Rev. Blake Thompson and the Rev. James Hammack officiated.
Pete was affectionately known as Papa to his four grandchildren and nine-great grandchildren, and Mr. Pete to all who knew him. He had a magnetic personality, a big smile and always had a story to tell or a hand to offer. He loved extravagantly, not only in his personal life, but in his offering to God through his community of faith.
He was an avid nature lover and spent his time outdoors, meticulously caring for his yard, walking to the post office, always sporting his Auburn hat. After moving to Fayette in 1959, he established Sample Shoe Center and served the community for over 50 years. He also started Pete’s Wholesale Used Cars in Winfield which is what he absolutely loved doing. He was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church and loved keeping the grounds cut there also. He was a serious businessman who adored the town and people of Fayette, but was always quick to tell you he was born in Winfield.
Mr. Matthews was preceded in death by his wife, Vera Marcelle Colburn Matthews; his parents, Oliver and Artie Dickinson Matthews; two sisters, and four brothers.
He is survived by two daughters, Charlotte (Richard, III, M.D.) Rutland and Donna (Kerry) Kerr; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 3715 AL-171, Fayette, AL 35555, Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Facility, 1653 Temple Avenue North, Fayette, AL 35555 or Alacare Hospice of Tuscaloosa, 5710 Watermelon Road, Suite 310, Tuscaloosa, AL 35473-7694.
A very special thanks to Dr. Fred Yerby, M.D., Fayette Medical Center Long Term Care Facility nurses and dedicated staff and Alacare Home Health and Hospice of Tuscaloosa for their excellent care and compassion. Also, a very special thank you to his friends, Janice, Charles and Jeff.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.

LARRY T. MILLER
 
Funeral services for Mr. Larry T. Miller, age 87, of Fayette, were held Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 11 a.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel with Bro. Greg Cook officiating. Burial followed in Fayette Memorial Gardens. Mr. Miller died Tuesday, April 19 at Hospice of West Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Tollie Lee Miller and Nora Pendley Miller; sisters, Ruby Smith, Merle Cargile and Lillie Mae Passero; brothers, Don Miller, Dalton Miller, Darold Miller and Kenneth Miller.
He served in the U. S. Army in the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Linda Lycans Miller; son, Tom (Jennifer) Miller, of Allentown, Penn.; sister, Faye Bauer of Fayette; brothers, Glenn Miller of Berry, Wright Miller of Fayette, Dwight Miller of Parsons, Tenn. and Edgar Miller of Fayette; grandchildren, Jaden Miller and Abigail Miller of Allentown, Penn.
Pallbearers were his nephews.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.
 
VIOLET PARRISH
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Violet Parrish, age 73, of Tuscaloosa, were held Monday, April 25, 2016 from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Piney Grove Church Cemetery. Mrs. Parrish died Friday, April 22 at Heritage Health Care in Tuscaloosa.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

WOODROW “WOODY” ROBERTS
 
Funeral services for Mr. Woodrow “Woody” Roberts, age 76, of Fayette, were held Friday April 22, 2016, at 3 p.m., at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home with Dr. Steve Strange officiating. Burial followed in the Fayette Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Mr. Roberts was born on March 27, 1940, the son of Woodrow Wilson Roberts and Roberta Mae Culpepper Roberts. He died Wednesday, April 20 at Hospice of West Alabama.
He was a life-long resident of Fayette and a member of the Fayette First United Methodist Church. Woody owned and operated Sports, Inc., in Fayette since 1970.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Millie Thomas.
He is survived by his wife, Elna Dobbs Roberts; daughters, Amy (Kevin) Rhudy and Beverly Roberts; sister, Maury Anne Sanders; brother, Jud Roberts; brother-in-law, Dannye (Phyllis) Dobbs; grandchildren, Kayla (Jeremiah) Cole, Conner Rhudy, Sara Beth Rhudy and Luke Brown; and a great-grandchild, Jase Parker Cole.
Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Daniel, Bill Robertson, George Bolling and Tommy Norwood.
Active pallbearers were Rick Hannah, Theron Nolen, Bob Renfroe, Gene Deal, Tommy Sickles and John Cross.
Norwood-Wyatt Chapel Funeral Home directed.
 
RAYBURN WAYNE SELMAN
 
Funeral services for Mr. Rayburn “Wayne” Selman, age 66, of Fayette, were held Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 2 p.m., from Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the New Liberty Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Adam Smith and Bro. Billy Carl Sullivan officiated. Mr. Selman died Wednesday, April 20 at Hospice of West Alabama.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Tina Selman; parents, Vernon and Earlene Kemp Selman; sister, Anita Freeman; and uncle, J. C. Selman.
Survivors include his wife, Carol Selman of Fayette; son, Jason (Gina) Selman of Fayette; three brothers, Ray, Vick and Dale Selman, all of Fayette; one sister, Faye Brand of Fayette; grandchildren, Amber, Sam, and Megan Selman, Laken (Taylor) Trimm, and great-grandchildren, Kentlee and Kason Trimm.
Pallbearers were Phillip Freeman, David Selman, Josh Bonner, Gordon Ary, Mike Galloway, and Michael Selman.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.

JUNIOR WATTS
 
Mr. Junior Watts, age 69, of Fayette, died Sunday, April 17, 2016, at M. D. Anderson in Houston, Texas. A graveside service was held Friday, April 22, at 2 p.m. from Marked Tree Cemetery in Marked Tree, Ark.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.