William Griffin Besant
William Griffin Besant, 34, of Tuscaloosa, died Sunday, November 10, 2019, at home. Services were held 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at Taylorville Baptist Church with Dr. Curtis Kelly and Rev. Randy Pate officiating. Burial followed in Memory Hill Gardens. Memory Chapel Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Tom and Martha Killian and Buddy and Martha Besant; and aunts Sandy Killian and Jane Godfrey.
Will is survived by his parents Rick and Susan Besant; brother Wade Besant; and special niece Nola Suzanne Besant. He is also survived by his grandmother Nita Bowling; aunts and uncles Nancy and Stan Garner, Buddy and Grace Besant, Jeff Besant, Bob and Debbie Killian, Fred Killian, Ragan and Beverly Godfrey, Bob and Liz Bowling, Dennis and Kathy Bowling, beloved sister-in-law Meredith Hall Johnson; and many special cousins.
Will was born June 12, 1985. He was a member of the 2003 graduating class of Hillcrest High School, an employee of ABH Enterprises, Inc. and Mid States Asphalt, Inc. and a member of Taylorville Baptist Church. Will loved life, people, music and his dogs, Toby and Jax. He made the world a happier place.
Pallbearers were Jonathan Killian, Tyler Garner, Lance Holley, B. J. Stakem, Dustin Hill and Brian Guess. Honorary pallbearers were Sr. Chief Stephen Tackett, employees of ABH Enterprises, Inc. and Mid States Asphalt, Inc., members of Taylorville Baptist Church, and employees of the Pulmonary and Cystic Fibrosis Unit at UAB Hospital. Breathe deep our sweet Will and Uncle Willie – to know you, was to love you. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Alabama Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 200 Office Park Dr. #115, Birmingham, AL 35223. Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain, they will be no more, because the former things have passed away.”
Nellie Fay Wyatt
Nellie Fay Wyatt, 86, of Miami, Okla. passed from this life Monday, November 11, 2019 at her home. A private family service was held at Wayside Assembly of God Church N. E. of Wyandotte, Okla. Services were placed in the care of the Paul Thomas Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami, Okla. Online condolences may be made at www.paulthomasfuneralhomes.com.
Nellie was born April 16, 1933 in Picher, OK to Walter F. “Frank” and Jessie (Keller) Phillips. She had lived in the Wyandotte, Miami and Commerce area all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Wayside Assembly of God Church N. E. of Wyandotte, Okla.
Nellie was preceded by a grandson, a great grandson, her parents, two brothers Kenneth Phillips and Homer Phillips, stepbrother Junior Wyatt and three sisters Beulah Pooler, Betty Murphy and Shirley Lyle.
Nellie is survived by her husband Jack Wyatt of the home; three sons Jack Dale Wyatt, Jr. and wife Sue of Wyandotte, Okla., Curtis Allen Wyatt and wife Sheila of Talala, Okla., and Rick Wyatt and wife Pam of Moundville, one daughter Jammie Sartin and husband David of Miami, Okla., one brother Norman Phillips of Exeter, Mo., twp sisters Maxine Foster of Lawrence, Kansas and Gladys Dorsey of Bebee, Ark., nine grandchildren and twenty six great-grandchildren.