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Levi Bowling

Levi Bowling, 16, Hamilton, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
Marion county funeral home - Hamilton, ala.

Lawson Cook

Lawson Cook, 82, Hamilton, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015. Funeral services were held on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
Hamilton funeral home - Hamilton, ala.

Hurst Halbert Holt

brilliant - Hurst Halbert Holt, 87, Brilliant, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 at his residence.
Born on March 28, 1927, in Marion County, he was the son of the late Felix Holt and Sarah Margaret Farris Holt. He was a lifelong resident of the Brilliant area, a World War II U.S. Army veteran and retired as an Over-the-Road (OTR) truck driver. He was also a member of American Legion Post #163 in Brilliant, a member of the Alabama State Defense Force and a member of Bethel Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister - Ruby Miller; and brothers - Selbie and Bruce Holt.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 1 p.m. with burial in the Bethel Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife - Jan Bates Holt, Brilliant; daughters - Jowan Stanford, Brilliant, and Joan Lauderdale, Bear Creek; grandchildren - Wayne and Larry Stanford, Kelly Harris and Damian Lauderdale; eight great-grandchildren; brother - Jack Holt, Brilliant; sister - June East, Winfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Miles Funeral Home directed the services.  
Miles Funeral Home
P.O. Box 297 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-6405

Connie Tidwell Jones

guin - Connie Tidwell Jones, 61, Guin, passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015, at her residence.
She was preceded in death by her parents - Floyd and Beatrice Bussey Tidwell; and brother - Floyd Tidwell, Jr.
Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16, 2015, at 2 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. Josh Berryhill was the officiating minister.
Survivors include her husband - Ray Jones; son - Wayne Jones; grandchildren - Josie (Jeremy) Porter, Winfield, and Shelby Pellegrino, Gulf Shores; great-grandchildren - Layla and Olivia Porter; sisters - Evelyn (Delacy) Berryhill, Brookwood, and Sheila (Mike) Hayes, Meridian, Miss.; brother - Benny Tidwell, Guin; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Bowen Funeral Home directed the services.  
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-4327

Bobby Gene Lawrence

WINFIELD - Bobby Gene Lawrence, 82, Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
Born on April 10, 1932, in Marion County, he was the son of the late William Floyd Lawrence and Blanche Bussey Lawrence. He was a resident of the Brookside Community most of his life and played football for Louisiana State University (LSU), where he earned his bachelor degree. He was a member of the Marion County Sports Hall of Fame, an avid supporter of local athletics and a local business man and active in the community. He owned Lawrence Apartments for many years and was an author and antique collector.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son - Fred Lawrence; grandson - Jeremy Lawrence; and brother - William Lawrence.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at 2 p.m. from the McGraw Memorial Chapel of Miles Funeral Home with burial in the Fairview Cemetery. Bro. C.W. Box was the officiating minister.
Survivors include his wife - Ramona Micklish Lawrence, Winfield; son - Robert (Emily) Lawrence, Rayne, La.; daughter - Beth (Robert) Lawrence, Meridianville; grandchildren - Alex Lawrence, Malia Skidmore, Michael Skidmore, Chad  (Whitney) Lawrence and Ryan (Ashley) Lawrence; great-grandchildren - Lathan, Macy, Amelia and Liam Lawrence; daughter-in-law - Debbie Lawrence, Winfield; sister-in-law - Wynona Lawrence, Winfield; and nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Active pallbearers were Alex, Chad, Ryan, Bill, Allen and Donnie Lawrence. Honorary pallbearers were Robert and Michael Skidmore and Lathan and Liam Lawrence.
Miles Funeral Home directed the services.  
Miles Funeral Home
P.O. Box 297 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-6405
Billy Wayne Lolley

Billy Wayne Lolley, 74, Hackleburg, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 16, 2015.
Hamilton funeral home - Hamilton, ala.

Nile Edward “Pa” Lowery

Nile “Pa” Lowery, 88, died peacefully on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at High Point Regional Hospital surrounded by family. Born in Pontotoc, MS on November 10, 1926, to the late Andrew and Pearl Lowery. Nile is survived by his son Jerry Edward (Linda) Lowery of Winfield, AL, daughter Mary Sue Lowery (Mark) Puckett of Kernersville, NC, sister Shirley (John) Howton of AL, grandchildren Tabbatha (Junior) White of MS, Shelley (Jeff) Moody of AL, Kyle Lowery of TN, granddaughter-in-law Shelia Lowery, step-granddaughters Kristen (Shannon) Lolley of TN and Amy McGough of TN, step-grandsons Michael and Aaron Puckett of OK. He was cherished by his great-grandchildren, extended family and his numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Hazel Hubbert Lowery, grandson, Jerry Christopher Lowery, sister, Opal Starnes and brother, Monroe Starnes.

He served as an engineer technician in the US Army during World War II driving heavy equipment. After a tour in the military he met and married the love of his life, Hazel. The family resided in High Point, North Carolina for 40 years, where he worked for Ingram Vending and Huggins Tire Goodyear Racing Team. In their spare time they enjoyed camping, boating and were involved in Big/Brothers Big/Sisters. After retiring Nile and Hazel returned home to Fayette County, Alabama where they enjoyed traveling and spending time with their family until her passing in 2008. Nile spent the last year of his life with his North Carolina family residing in Kernersville and attending Oak View Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Mr. Nile Lowery, age 88, of North Carolina, formerly of Winfield, were held Friday, March 13, 2015, at 1 p.m. from the Nelson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Fayette Memorial Gardens.
Family and friends celebrated the life of Nile Lowery on Sunday, March 8 at Shining Light Baptist Church in North Carolina.
Pallbearers were Jeff Hubbert, Jeff Moody, Shannon Lolley, Josh Fish, Steven Mitchell, Ricky Hallmark, and Keith Hubbert.
Nelson Funeral Home of Fayette directed.
Nelson Funeral Home
3659 Highway 171 North • Fayette, AL  35555 • 932-8961

Willette Caudle McGuire

brilliant - Willette Caudle McGuire, 101, Brilliant, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.
She was a 1932 graduate of Brilliant High School and a long-time member of Goldmine Church of Christ. She loved her family, church family and learning more about everything. She was very well-known for her poetry and storytelling and she loved to study genealogy and outdoor living and learning.
She was preceded in death by her parents - Alvin E. and Frances Ingle Caudle; husband - Bradley C. McGuire; sons - Paul James “Jim” Bradley, Jr, and John Ray McGuire; granddaughter - Tammy Caldwell; great-grandson - Reese Davis; brother - Keller Caudle; sister - Irene Norris; son-in-law - Charles Davis; and daughter-in-law - Carolyn McGuire.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 2 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Jerry Self and Drew Manley were the officiating ministers.
Survivors include her daughter - Ann Davis, Brilliant; sons - Richard McGuire, Brilliant, and Pete (Elaine) McGuire, Amarillo, Texas; sisters - Marie Gordon, Huffman, Texas, Mary Nell Rawls, Brilliant, and Fay Dodd, Brilliant; grandchildren - Mark (Stephanie) McGuire, California, Alan (Karla) McGuire, Louisiana, Doug McGuire, California, Janet (John) Clement, Florida, David McGuire, Birmingham, Kim (Creed) White, Birmingham, Chuck Davis, Helena, and Matt Davis, Birmingham; great-grandchildren - Brandon, Josh, Faith, Grace, Sean, Jameson, Missy, Mac, Douglas, Kathryn, Jordan, Jameson, Jamie, Cameron, Meagan, Morgan, Brandon and Kaitlyn; and great-great-grandchildren - Johnathan, Zackary, Penelope, Madilyn and Anna. 
Bowen Funeral Home directed the services.  
Bowen Funeral Home
981 State Highway 253 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-4327

John Burns Pounders

hamilton - John Burns Pounders, 68, Hamilton (Clifty Creek area), passed away on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at his residence.
Born on Nov. 30, 1946, he was the son of the late Thomas Donnelly and Claudie Pearl Oliver Pounders. He retired from River Birch Homes in Hackleburg and had previously worked at Wrangler, Tollgate and Shelter Island. He was a member of Mt. Hope Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 2 p.m. from the Mt. Hope Baptist Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Randall Tice and Elvis Cochran were the officiating ministers.
Survivors include his wife - Kathy Cochran Pounders, Hamilton; sons - Barry Jonathan (Dorothy) Pounders, Hamilton, and Kevin Eric Pounders and his fiance' Jessica Fleming, both of Hamilton; grandchild - Brayden Joshua Pounders; brother - Ted Pounders, Branson, Mo.; sisters - Naomi Postell, Atlanta, Ga., Virgie Vanhorn, St. Louis, Mo., Sallie Williams, St. Charles, Mo., and Louise Walker, Phil Campbell; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Miles Funeral Home directed the services.  
Miles Funeral Home
P.O. Box 297 • Winfield, AL  35594 • 487-6405

Huston Reed

 Huston Reed, 79, of Port Byron, passed away peacefully with his family at his side on March 15, 2015. There will be no services at this time. Memorials may be made to Living Lands and Waters, East Moline.
Huston was born in Guin, Alabama, to Audie and William Reed on June 27, 1935. He eventually moved and settled in the Quad Cities where he retired from Oscar Mayer.
He married the love of his life, Katherine Ryan formally of Albany, Illinois, in December, 1959. They had three children, Randy, Tonie and Amy. Huston avidly enjoyed watching sports, working outdoors and spending time with family and friends.
Huston is predeceased by his parents; son, Randy Reed; his brothers, Arvil Reed, Amos Reed, Sammy Reed, Clyde Reed; and sisters, Virgie Baccus, Lexie McDaniel, Earlene Baccus, and Eardeal South.
Huston is survived by his loving wife Katherine “Kay” of Port Byron, Illinois; brother, Arnold Reed and sisters Kathryn Peoples and Mamie Lou Gann, all of Alabama. He is lovingly remembered by his daughters and son-in-law, Tonie and Rod Spencer of Bettendorf, and Amy Reed of Moline; and his daughter-in-law, Denita Reed. He will be dearly missed by grandchildren Amanda Spencer of Davenport, Joshua Reed of Troy, Missouri, and Kati Spencer of Des Moines. Cameron Peters, Huston's great-grandson, will never forget sitting in Papa Reed's lap for his first driving lesson. Huston's love, laughter and generosity will be remembered by all. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com.
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Marvello Tidwell

Marvello Tidwell, 82, Hamilton, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.
Hamilton funeral home - Hamilton, ala.

Bertha Imogene Wiginton

Bertha Imogene Wiginton, 82, Hamilton, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 14, 2015.
hamilton funeral home - Hamilton, ala.

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John Doe, 53, Anywhere, Alabama, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. Funeral services were held on Friday, April 3, 2009.
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