Obituaries

Danny Ray Smith

Mr. Danny Ray Smith, age 52 of Carbon Hill, passed away on Saturday, August 27, 2106.  he is survived by his sisters, Dorothy Marie , Mary Jane Tucker and Joyce Marie Tidwell, brothers, Lonnie Joe Smith and Ralph Eugene Smith, nephews, James AdamTidwell, Kevin Ogle, Landy and Randy Tucker, nieces, Wanda Millwood, April Avery, and Cynthia Tucker, and a host of other relatives and friends.  Graveside services will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 from the Springhill Church of God Cemetery near Eldridge.  A visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Smith family. 

Tara Black Marchant

Mrs. Tara Black Marchant, age 28 of Winfield, passed away, on Saturday, August 12, 2016.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Kathy Fryxell Black. She is survived by her husband, Cesar Marchant, her children, Miguel David Lopez Black, Alejandro Black Marchant, and Elizabet Black Marchant, brothers, David Black, Josh Fryxell and Brant Cooper, a sister, Melissa Suits Littrell her father, David Ray Black and her grandmothers, Florene Whitson, and Delores Fryxell.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in The West Alabama Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon unit 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Saturday at the funeral home.  Bowen funeral Home of Winfield serving the Marchant family. 

Bill Franks

Mr. William Davis "Bill" Franks, age 79 of Brilliant, passed away on Saturday, August 6, 2016 at his residence.  Bill was a 1956 graduate of Brilliant High School, and was retired from General Motors Co.   He was preceded in death by his parents, Davis T. and Martha Ruth Underwood Franks.  He is survived by his wife, Barbara Stegall Franks, children, Kelley Anderson of Florida, Bridget Dolehanty of Michigan, and William Franks Jr. of Michigan, grandchildren, Dustin, Ashley, Emily, Julia, Evan, and Zachary, 2 great grandchildren, sisters, Nancy Dunlap of Michigan, Carolyn Linley of Brilliant, Alice Eddins, and Debbie Atwood of Pensacola, FL and a brother David Franks of Pensacola, FL.  Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 10, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Rev. Jeremy Harris will officiate. The visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Wednesday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Franks family. 

Rodney Lowry

Mr. Rodney Glen Lowry, age 66 of Winfield passed away on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at U.A.B. Medical Center in Birmingham.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Reno and Jennie Belle Hawkins Lowry and a granddaughter, Georgia Kirkpatrick.  Rodney was a 1968 graduate of Winfield City High School.  He was a longtime owner and operator of Lowry Oil Company in Winfield.  Survivors include Georgianna Lowry, children, Shana (Paul) James of Montgomery, Whitney (Kyle) Franks of Twin, Dallas Lowry of Winfield, and Erica (Jayson) Kirkpatrick of Montgomery, grandchildren, Shelton, Hilsman, and Carter James, Kylie and Kollier Franks, Halie Lowry, and Piper Davis, and a brother Walter (Angie) Lowry of Winfield.  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, August 3rd from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm (service time).  Venlon Bradford will be the officiating minister.  Burial will follow in the Winfield City Cemetery.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Lowry family. 

Alicia McMillan Robertson

Mrs. Alicia McMillan Robertson, age 47 of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.  Alicia was a 1987 graduate of Winfield High School, and a member of Guin First Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her grandparents, G.W. and Nadine Porter, and Francis and Kathleen McMillan, father in law, Larry Robertson, grandfather in law, Jack Robertson, and grandmother in law Nettie Weeks.  Alicia is survived by her husband, Tony Robertson, her parents, Hoyt and Alice McMillan, children, Hannah Morris (Ira), Molly Robertson, and Brooke Walters (Brandon), grandchildren, Avery Pipkins, Sydnee Morris, Jax Hall, Lola Kate Walters, Lex Walters, and Lincoln Walters, her sister, CeCe McMillan Hubbert (Jeff), niece, Sarah Beth Moore, mother in law, Virginia Franks, and grandmother in law Gladys Robertson.  Funeral services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, at Winfield First Baptist Church.  Bro. Don Graham will officiate.  The visitation will be from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (service time) on Thursday at the church.   Burial will be in West Alabama Memorial Gardens.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Robertson family. 

Jamie Harris

Mr. Jamie Lee Harris, age 40 of Winfield, passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at U.A.B. Palliative Care Unit in Birmingham.  Jamie was preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Cole, Maw Maw and Paw Paw, Annette Hendrix and John M. Harris Sr., sister, Dorothy Harris, and Paw Paw Oscar Westbrooks Jr.  He is survived by his father, John M. Harris Jr., his children, Ashlyn and Veronica Harris, Zackery Dowden, Kaitlynn Harris, and Ethen Harris, grandchildren, Avah Harris and Aubrey Dingler, sisters, Kimberly Benton and Nicole Henderson, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens.  Bro. David Westbrook will officiate.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. service time on Thursday at the funeral Home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Harris family.   

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