History of the Restoration Movement

James Marshall Wyers


Source: Ancestry.com

James Marshall Wyers was born in Walker County, Alabama, on the 17th day of June, 1913. He was the son of Samuel Grover Wyers (1884-1942) and Sarah Ann Brown Wyers (1886-1974). He was married to Frankie Lee White on the 20th of September 1924. They had two sons, James and Sammy.

Marshall was a preacher of the gospel of Christ. For many years he preached for the church of Christ in Winfield, Alabama. After retiring from full-time work in the late 1970's, his son, James Wyers, moved back into the area and began preaching at the congregation in 1982. In later years Marshall was stricken with paralysis, and spent his final years in the care of his family. However, over the years of his ministry, he was a mainstay in the community of Winfield, Alabama. In this region of northwest Alabama, the name Wyers invokes many thoughts of thanksgiving and great appreciation for Christian service and leadership. Much of this is because of the good work of Marshall Wyers, his sons, and their families.

Marshall laid down his mantle the 20th of March, 1986, and was buried in the city cemetery at Winfield, Alabama.

-Scott Harp, 01.2021

Directions To The Cemetery

GPS Location In The Cemetery
33°56'06.8"N 87°48'53.7"W
or D.d. 33.935214, -87.814907

Winfield, Alabama is located on Hwy. 78, about 70 miles northwest of Birmingham. Coming into Winfield on Hwy 78 go to the center of town. Turn north on Hwy 253. Go to the fifth street on the right and turn right on Brookland Dr. Go three blocks and turn left on Ashwood Dr. As you travel up the hill you will see the cemetery on the right. Close to the beginning of the cemetery, pull off to the side of the road and park. Marshall Wyers is buried very close to the edge of the cemetery, and the grave faces west. You can't miss it, but the GPS is the actual location if you can use it.

James Wyers and Flavil Nichols Standing Beside
The Grave Of Marshall Wyers - July 5, 2001

James Marshall Wyers
June 27, 1913
March 20, 1986

Updated Photos 05.2011

James Marshall Wyers
June 27, 1913
March 20, 1986

Recollections: On July 5, 2001 my father, Richard T. Harp, and I, visited with Flavil and Mary Nichols in Jasper, Alabama. We spent the day riding around to restoration movement sights in Walker and Faytte County Alabama. What a treat it was listen as Flavil reminisced about his father, Gus Nichols, and other great preachers of yesteryear. We visited the graves of his grandparents a few miles south of Winfield, and his parents in Jasper. We had lunch with his cousin and preahcer, James Wyers in Winfield at the Boar's Butt BBQ restaurant. While there we went to the cemetery and visited the grave of James' father, long-time preacher in Winfield, James Marshall Wyers. What an unforgettable day it was! Flavil and Mary are now forever with the Lord. Heaven gets sweeter by the day!

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