Ella Faye Bean

December 18, 1935June 10, 2019

Ella Faye Bean, 83, passed away at her home in Pelham Monday, June 10, 2019 surrounded by her family. Faye was born December 18, 1935 to Mattie Lou Tisha (Gant) and John Wesley Boyer.

Faye was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Retired Army MSG Charles William Bean; son, David Rhett Bean; her parents; brothers, Homer Gomez Boyer, Clinton Dewitt Boyer and Sherman Alvoid Boyer; and sister, Mary Doris Hagel.

She is survived by her son, Paul Wesley (Lorrie) Bean of Pelham; sister, Tawanah Lee Kimble of Harpersville; brother, Ralph Allen (Bobbie) Boyer of Clay; granddaughters, Jessica Lynn (Jonathan) Sims and Kelsey Ann Bean; a young man Faye and Charles helped to rear, Nichols Sillery, of Louisiana; great-grandchildren, Seth David Hamilton, Lidia Faye Sims and Penelope Ann Sims, all of Pelham; and a host of nieces and nephews.

A faithful servant to the Lord, Faye was a long-time member of the Oak Mountain Independent Church in Pelham. She was a loving wife, mother, mother-in-law, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and a friend to many. She loved to cook and for over 40 years was host to family and friends for an annual Thanksgiving Day event.

Visitation will held at Southern Heritage Funeral Home from 6-8PM Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Funeral services will be held at Oak Mountain Independent Church at 11 AM on Thursday, June 13, 2019 with Brother George Golden presiding over the service. Burial will be held at the Pelham Cemetery following the service.

Pallbearers will be Tony Carter, Chase Lang, Paul Lang, Vince Lang, Randall Martin and Jason Franklin.


  • Paul Wesley (Lorrie) Bean, Son
  • Tawanah Lee Kimble, Sister
  • Ralph Allen (Bobbie) Boyer, Brother
  • Jessica Lynn (Jonathan) Sims, Granddaughter
  • Kelsey Ann Bean, Granddaughter
  • Seth David Hamilton, Great Grandchild
  • Lidia Faye Sims, Great Grandchild
  • Penelope Ann Sims, Great Grandchild
  • Faye is also survived by Nichols Sillery, a young man she and her husband Charles helped to rear, and a host of nieces and nephews.

  • Tony Carter, Pallbearer
  • Chase Lang, Pallbearer
  • Paul Lang, Pallbearer
  • Vince Lang, Pallbearer
  • Randall Martin, Pallbearer
  • Jason Franklin, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Wednesday, June 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, June 13, 2019


Ella Faye Bean

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Beth Nunley Peterson

August 16, 2019

I send you my sincere condolences over the loss of your dear Mother. My Mom and Dad, Delores and Ronnie (JR) Nunley, were longtime friends of your parents while in the Army. David was my first boyfriend---at two years old! LOL! That was in Germany. The last time I saw you all was in Leesville, Louisiana. I wish you peace and solace in the wonderful memories of your parents and of David. This picture is of me and David in Aschafenburg (sp?) Germany.

doris nunley_fleming

August 15, 2019

im so sorry to hear of fayes passing. my husband and I visited her when returning from Mississippi, she was doing well, then but that's been10-12 years ago not too long after david was klled . Charles and my husband j r nunley was in same company several times andw e had lots of friends together m happy she was a Christian and went to be with the lord. gods blessing to Wesley and his family my daughter beth and david were friends. if you still have a funeral card , I would like one thank you doris nunley-fleming in Ashland ky. I am on facebook. as delores fleming

Stacey Bullard

June 11, 2019

I remember hanging out the the old ladies.. My mother, Faye, Lena May aka. Maemae, and little Victoria. We called it galavanting. Our main stop was food. I remember giving her an adult bib one Christmas. Bless her she always got something on her blouse when we ate. She was funny, loving and caring. She was a wonderful woman. She was so good to my mom when she would go stay for the weekend to play cards. Im so glad I got to see her before she paased. I love her and she will be deeply missed. Prayers for you all.

Kristie Shiflett (Brown)

June 11, 2019

Wes, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom, Ms. Faye was such a good person. I pray that the family can find comfort in the coming days or months. Fungo Holler will not be the same without her.