Obituaries

Mr. Joshua Powell

Mr. Joshua Carrington Powell, age 35 of Winfield, passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014, at U.A.B. Medical Center in Birmingaham.  Josh was preceded in death by his mother, Robin Turner Powell, grandparents, Charles and Edna Powell, and grandfather, Rodney Turner.  He is survived by his father, Grady Powell (Cathy) of Winfield, his wife, Nichole Winters Powell of Winfield, grandmother, Barbara Turner of Richmond, VA, aunt, Kathy Morris (Bill), uncles, Ed Powell, Craig Powell (Valerie), Kenneth Turner (Donna) and Rodney "Willie" Turner (Cheryl), several  cousins and numerous other relatives and friends.  Funeral Service for Josh are scheduled for 2:00 pm on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Zion Missionary Baptist Church cemetery. Bro. Pat Powell officiating.  Visitation will be from 1:00 until 2:00 pm (Service time) on Sunday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Powell family. 

Mrs. Jeanette M. Burleson

Mrs. Jeanette McCaleb Burleson, age 79 of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at her residence.  Mrs. Burleson was a 1952 Graduate of Brilliant High School, a member of the Winfield Church of Christ, a devoted and loving wife, mother and Nana.  She enjoyed raising her children and being a "second mom" to many others,  supervising many football and baseball games on the field near her home, she also loved tending to her thriving tupperware business for many years.  She was preceded in death by her daughter, Diana Burleson Dodd, her parents, Houston and Lois Dodd McCaleb, and a sister Joyce Ann McCaleb.  Mrs. Burleson is survived by her husband of 61 years, William B. Burleson of Winfield, son, David Burleson of Winfield, Grandchldren, Kacie (Josh) Coats of Fayette, Kayla (Brock) Rush of Fairhope, and Cody Dodd of Fairhope, great grandchildren, Karlee and Blade Coats, a brother. John (Beth) McCaleb of Decatur, a sister, Sue (David) Smith of Decatur, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from the Winfield Church of Christ with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery.  James Wyers will be the officiating minister.  Mrs. Burleson will lie in state at the church from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Sunday.  Visitation will be from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the funeral home.  Ken Kendrick, Phillip Harrod, Brian Smith, Jesse Houston McCaleb, Bo Ellsworth, and Ben Miles will serve as pallbearers.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Burleson family. 

Mr. George W. McDonald

Mr George Washington McDonald Jr., age 92 of Winfield, passed away on Monday, March 24, 2014 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Mr. McDonald was a long time truck driver, loved to work in his garden, and served in the U.S. Army Air Corp in the South Pacific during WWII on the Island of Tinian.  He was preceded in death by his parents, George Washington McDonald Sr. and Era Mae Floyd McDonald, a grandson, Quentin McDonald, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.  Mr. McDonald is survived by his children, Mike (Diane) McDonald of Ocala, FL, Paul (Janice) McDonald of Orlando, FL, Linda (Richard) Weeks of Winter Haven, FL, and Lonice (Jim) Nabors of Winfield, grandchildren, Ronny Blue, Ryan Weeks, and Wendy Weeks Thorton, great grandchildren, Michelle Studdard, Alisha Clark, Grace Thorton, Asher Thornton, and Aubrey Weeks, and one great great grandson, Brody Studdard.  Funeral  services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Spring Hill Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Rev. C.J. Townsend wil officiate.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the McDonald family. 

 

 

Mr. Charles "Jack" Lawrence

Mr. Charles L. Lawrence better known as Jack, age 83 of Winfield, passed away on Tuesday March 11, 2014 at the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.  Jack was born on May 13, 1930 to Fayette and Annie Mullenix Lawrence.  He worked in the coal mines for 45 years and was a member of UMWA Local 9511 and a member of Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church.   He enjoyed sports, gardening, fishing, Alabama football, Atlanta Braves baseball and playing with his great grandchildren.  Jack was preceeded in death by his parents, sisters, Maggie Huguley, Anna Laura Martin & Lora Lawrence, brothers, Clyde and Clettus Thompson, Jim, Emmett, Bill, Buster, G.C., Lester, Vester, D.W. and Larry Lawrence.  He is survived by his wife of 65 years Eloise Huguley Lawrence, daughters, Barbara (Bobby) Elliott and Wiletta (Gerald) Bull, 4 grandchildren, Carla (Jason) Spiller, Darrell (Heather) Elliott, Brad (Felisha) Bull and Haley Bull.  5 Great grandchildren, Carson & Cannon Spiller, Christian & Cara Elliott and Brooke Bull, 1 sister, Gay Weeks of Winfield.  Visitation will be Wednesday March 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel and funeral services will be held on Thursday March 13, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home.  Bro. Hollie Wayne Spiller and Bro. Kenneth Stough will be the officiating minister with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Lawrence family.

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