Mr. Rickey Neal Pope, Sr., age 67, of Northport formerly of Winfield, son of the late R. R. Pope and Faye Galbreath Pope, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in the UAB Hospital.  Rickey was a graduate of Winfield City High School and served in the United States Army.  He was in the car business for over 30 years, an avid audiophile, lover of music, and strong supporter of the Alabama Crimson Tide.  

Rickey is survived by his wife, Janet Burks Pope, son, Rickey Neal Pope Jr. (Dawn), daughter, Andrea Pope Shannon (Michael), grandson, Rush Hill Shannon, granddaughter, Exie Faye Shannon, brothers, Steve Pope (Dawn) and Rudy Pope, and best friend, Roger Estes (Charlene).  Rick was preceded in death by his parents, R. R. and Faye Pope, and brothers, Jimmy and Buddy Pope.

Funeral services for Rickey will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to; The Salvation Army or Tunnels to Towers Foundation at

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Pope family.


Mr. Roman L. Franks better known as R.L., age 90 of the Twin community, passed away on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at his residence. R.L. was a member of the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church. He was born in Nauvoo, AL on March 18, 1931, to Carl and Lillie Franks. Early in life he moved his family to Illinois. He worked for Oscar Meyer Co. in Davenport, Iowa until his retirement. He then returned to Alabama and worked in the coal mining industry until his retirement there.

Mr. Franks was preceded in death by his wife, Shirley Weeks Franks, his parents, Carl Franks and Lillie Brandt Franks, sisters, Pauline Franks, Rutha May Stovall and Ruby Lee Maddox, brothers, Leatus Franks and J.W. Franks, a grandson, Jeremy Franks and his in laws, Shirley “Shurd” and Vera Weeks.                    

He is survived by his daughter, Mona Taylor of Rock Island, IL, sons, Robert W. Franks of Twin, Greg Franks (Jody) of East Moline, IL, and Billy Franks (Donna) of Twin, grandchildren, Casey Franks, Stephanie Taylor, Ashley Taylor, Sara Taylor, Greg Franks (Nikki), Leighann Klossing (Jeff), Brandi Seagraves (Chris) and Jennifer Hood (Kody) and 13 great grandchildren, and a host of other relatives, church family and friends.

Funeral services for R.L. will be held on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. from the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. The visitation will be on Friday, June 11, 2021 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the church.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Franks family.

Mrs. June Deason Key age 88 of Winfield, passed away peacefully at the Diversicare Nursing Home of Winfield on June 1, 2021.

 June is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, James A. “Jim” Key, daughter, Jamie Fitzpatrick (James), son Jason Key (Tracey), grandson Sam Key, granddaughter Bailey Harris (Brennan) great grandson Sawyer James Harris.

A private family graveside service was held on Friday, June 4, 2021 at Memory Gardens in Jasper. Dr. Paul Murphy was the officiating minister.

In lieu of flower the family request that donations be made to Winfield Baptist Church building fund or Big Oak Ranch, 250 Jake Mintz Road Gadsden, AL 35905-9906.

A special thanks to the caring employees of Diversicare and Amedisys Hospice of Winfield.

Mr. Perry Gilbert, age 59 of Winfield passed away on Sunday, May 30, 2021. Mr. Gilbert was born on October 10, 1961, to Billy Lucas Gilbert and Robbie Faye Whitehead Gilbert.

Mr. Gilbert is survived by his daughter Tasha (Alex) Frizzell of Auburn, two grandchildren, Addyson, and Marcus Frizzell, two brothers, Bill (Mary) Gilbert, and Harold Gilbert, two sisters, Deborah Nix, and Theresa Chaffin, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Mr. Gilbert was preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Robbie Gilbert, and a brother, Lucas Gilbert.

Funeral services for Mr. Gilbert will be held on Thursday June 3, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with visitation being held from 3:00p.m.- 4:00 p.m. service time. Burial will follow at the Kelley Cemetery in Eldridge