Obituaries

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.   

Bryan Howell

Mr. Bryan Kent Howell, age 88 of Winfield, passed away on Friday, July 8th, 2016 at his residence.  Bryan was a United States Marine Veteran, made his career with the railroad traveling all over with his job, and served the Lord all his life.  He was a past preacher at East Winfield Church of Christ for over 20 years.  He was preceded in death by his parents, John Wright Howell and Rosa Yarbrough Howell, and his brothers, John Wright "Junior" Howell, Charles "Pete" Howell, and Ewing Howell.  Bryan is survived by his wife of 64 Years, Faye Mann Howell, daughters, Martha Howell, and Rebecca Howell McEachern (Bob) all of Fayette, a son John Mark Howell of Seattle WA, grandchildren, Noah and Jonah Howell, Matthew and Mark McEachern, Melissa Howell, John Mark and Zachary Howell, great grandchildren, Mollie Elizabeth Howell and Julian Reaux Howell, brothers, David Howell of Foley, Tucker Howell of Haleyville, and a sister Rose Burleson of Haleyville.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 11th from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery.  David Howell will officiate.  The visitation will be from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral home of Winfield serving the Howell family.

Whitney Cotton

Miss Whitney Renee Cotton, age 17 of Vinemont, formerly of Brilliant, passed away on Saturday, June 25, 2016 in Cullman County.  Whitney was an upcoming senior at Vinemont High School, she was a member of the cheer squad, volleyball, softball, and track teams.  She loved the outdoors, hunting, four wheeling, and socializing with her family and friends.  Whitney had the smile that could brighten any room, a kind hearted, free spirited young lady, always striving to be the best and to be a leader for all. She is survived by her mother, Sonya Townley (Sam) Campbell, her father, Brian (Lisa) Cotton, brothers, Jacob (Lydia) Cotton, Dawson and Wesley Campbell, and Brandon (Briana) Aaron, a sister, Brittnay (Chad) Reid grandparents, Donny and Faye Cotton, Larry Townley, Becky Dodd, Lois Campbell and Lynda Phillips, nieces and nephews, Abbigail and Hagen Dickinson, Jayden and Adalyn Aaron, Kaden Parrish, Cooper Vickery, and Keylee Bridgemon, and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her great grandparents, Olan and Hattie Mae Berryhill, Jack and Chick Cotton, Ila Mae Tucker, Ella B. Colburn, and grandfathers, Don Knight and Audie Campbell Sr.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens.  Jerry Self officiating.  The visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.  In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Whitney Cotton Memorial Scholarship fund at any Peoples Bank Location.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Cotton family.

Bobby Benson

Mr. Bobby Joe Benson, age 68 of Winfield, passed away on June 23, 2016 in Hammond Louisiana. Bobby was a 1965 graduate of Brilliant High School. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph Malloy and Lillie Marie Franks Benson.  He is survived by his wife, Brenda Benson, daughters, Cindy (Tim) Winslett of Brilliant, Tracy (Marty) Miles of Tuscaloosa, and Kristi (Jeremie) Flemming of Millport, grandchildren, Amanda Bowen, Clint Nabors, Robin (Ben) Fortenberry, Derrick (Jordan) Miles, Tyler Nix, Kayla Winslett, and Nathan Winslett, great grandchildren, Cailen Nabors, Parker and Abby Fortenberry, Brooks and Brylee Bowen, Elena McCarley, and one soon on the way, Aven Miles, a brother, Gary Lee (Laura) Benson of Monroeville, and a host of nieces nephews and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, from the Bowen FUneral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery.  Bro. Anthony Robbins, Bro. E.T. Sargent, and Bro. Bill Duncan will officiate.  Visitation will be held fro 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (service time) on Sunday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Benson family. 

Julie York

Mrs. Julie Rachelle Borland York, age 44 of CenterPoint, passed away on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at her residence.  Julie was a 1989 graduate of Hueytown High School.  She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Scott Borland.  Julie is survived by her mother, Myra Guin Reed of Birmingham, a brother, Scott Borland of Birmingham, her grandmother, Johnnie Guin of Winfield, and a host of aunts, uncles, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 from the Bowen Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow in Zion Missionary Baptist Cemetery.  The visitation will be held on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. (service time), at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving Julie's family. 

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