TUSCALOOSA – Alex DeWayne Bedwell, age 38, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., died February 5, 2017. A memorial service will be 2 p.m. today, February 16, 2017, at Alberta Baptist Church with Magnolia Chapel Funeral Home North directing. He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Bedwell III, Geraldine Byrd and Printtella Bedwell. Survivors include his parents, Barbara Free and step father, Paul Free; sisters, Jordan McDonald of Tuscaloosa, Sherita Bedwell Parnell of Fairford and Ashley Bedwell of Mobile; and brothers, Jeffery Ross Free of Tuscaloosa, Jacob Free of Tuscaloosa, Frantez Bedwell of McIntosh, Michael Bedwell of Columbus, Ga., Chris Bedwell of Shawnee and Jason Bedwell of Mobile. Alex was born at the University of South Alabama Hospital on September 29, 1978. He weighed 5 lbs. and 14 ounces but grew to be a big man with an even bigger heart. He will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He was caring, compassionate and never met a stranger. He was a loving son, brother and uncle and an all-around outstanding human being.
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