Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Vistus May

Vistus Francis Fowler May, age 98, of Fayette, passed away January 26, 2011. Funeral services will be held Friday, January 29, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Bluff. Jeff Randolph and Morris May will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from Nelson Funeral Home.

Mrs. May died near Bluff at her long time home only a few yards from the two room log cabin where she was born on April 30, 1912. She was the oldest of eleven children. In 1943, Mrs. May married Arlie and soon afterward, they built their home in the woods next to her parents home. She was a wonderful mother to her sons and to her many school students. She loved her home, her yard and especially her church. Even at the age of 98, she read her Bible everyday. She fought a good fight and kept the faith.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Arlie May, parents: L.A. and Zellie Dubose Fowler, brothers: Ormand, Huey, Hulon, and L.A. Junior Fowler, and sister: Adell Hollingsworth. She is survived by her sons: Tim (Lisa) May, Paul May and friend, Sondra Ward, grandson: Kevin (Jamie) May , brothers: Joe (Sue) Fowler, and John (Shirley) Fowler, sisters: Virtus Hubbert, Nell Fredrick, and Dess (Howard) Kirkland, sisters-in-law: Mary Fowler, and Beatrice Fowler, brothers-in-law: Morris (Maxine) May, Glen (Willie) May, and Wyman Humber, great-grandchildren: Jakob, Eli, Timmy, Patience, Austin, and Leslie, and many nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, members of Mt. Olive Church of Christ, Staff of Becky’s Beauty Shop, members of the Retired Teachers Association and Fayette Garden Club. Active pallbearers will be Junior Willis, Glen Hollingsworth, Robert McCaleb, Wilton Nichols, Kevin May, Billy Wayne Johnson, Terry Dillard and David Holcomb.