Obituaries

Mrs. Patrica H. Vail

Mrs. Patricia Harrison Vail, age 68 of Guin,  the Twin community, passed away on Thursday, August 27th 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Vail was born on May 22, 1947 in Lineville, AL, and retired from Northwest AL Mental Health system after 15 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis B. and Estelle Hagwood Harrison, and a brother, Leslie E. Harrison.  Mrs. Vail is survived by her husband, Benners B. Vail III, a son, Jonathan T. Upchurch (Denise) of Ashland, AL, 4 brothers, Lewis C. Harrison (Joyce) of Mobile, AL, Benjamin A. Harrison, of Lineville, AL, Curtis H. Harrison, of Lineville, AL, and James T. Harrison (Brenda) of Oxford, AL, 2 sisters, Joyce Kibbee Royalton of Ohio, and Helen Wheeles (W.C.) of Lineville, AL, 2 grandchildren, caregiver and friend, Lucille Gedminas of Fulton, MS,   and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.  A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 from the Center United Methodist Church, at 507 County Road 36, Brilliant, AL.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Vail family.

Mrs. Ramona M. Lawrence

Mrs. Ramona Micklish Lawrence,  age 82 of Winfield, passed away on Saturday, August 22, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Lawrence was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Gene Lawrence, (better known as Bob), her parents, Fred Herman Micklish and Clifford Clarke Micklish, a son, Fred Lawrence, a grandson, Jeremy Lawrence, and a sister, Lois Marie Clarke.  Mrs. Lawrence was an active member of the Winfield First United Methodist Church, always striving to take an active role in any church or community activity that she was involved with.  She was a very gifted piano player, student, and teacher.   Mrs. Lawrence completed her high school education in Jonesboro, Arkansas, earned a bachelor's degree from L.S.U. and completed her Master of Arts Degree at the University of Alabama. She was loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, church member, and friend.  She is survived by her daughter, Beth (Robert) Skidmore, a son, Robert G. (Emily) Lawrence, 5 grandchildren, Alex Lawrence, Malia Skidmore, Michael Skidmore, Chad (Whitney) Lawrence, and Ryan (Ashley) Lawrence, 4 great grandchildren, Lathan, Macy, Amelia, and Liam Lawrence, a sister, Martha Ann Meador, a daughter-in-law, Debbie Lawrence, sister-in-law, Wynona Lawrence Ford, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24th, 2015 from the Winfield First United Methodist Church with burial to Follow in Fairview Cemetery.  Rev. Earl Freeman will officiate.  The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Monday at the church.  Allen Lawrence, Bill Lawrence, Donnie Lawrence, Chad Lawrence, Ryan Lawrence, and Robert (Alex) Lawrence will serve as active pallbearers, and Lathan Lawrence, Michael Skidmore, Robert Skidmore and Liam Lawrence will serve as honorary pallbearers.  In Memory of Mrs. Lawrence,  the family encourages donations be made to Alzheimer's Research Foundation, or the charity of your choice.     Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Lawrence family. 

Frances Couch Soule

Mrs. Frances Ray Couch Soule, age 85 of Winfield, passed away on Sunday August 9, 2015 in the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Carl Couch, and Rubye F. Wates Couch, and 2 brothers, William Couch and David Couch.  Frances was a member of Winfield First Baptist church and was retired from the University of Maryland where she served the office manager. She is survived by her children, Chuck Pridmore of Winfield, Melody Ann Cadiz (Tony) of Florida, Steven Eric Pridmore (Sharon) of Maryland, and Lisa J. Hackman (Charles) of Winfield, 7 Grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and a brother, John Alexander Couch (Carolyn) of Florida.  Funeral services are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery.  Dr. Charles Ballew will be the officiating minister.  A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (service time) on Monday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Soule Family.

Mr. Ralph Dickinson

Mr. James Ralph Dickinson, age 73 of Winfield, in the Gum Thicket community, passed away on Sunday, July 26th 2015, at his residence.  He was preceded in death by his parents, J.V. and Cilla Angie Hawkins Dickinson,  sisters, Bonnie Dickinson Wates, Eunice Estelle Stive, and Lillian Kronjaeger, a brother, Haskell Dickinson, and a baby sister, Mary Lou Dickinson.  He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mrs. Linda Robbins Dickinson, 3 daughters, Angie (Dennis) Hallmark, Lisa (Dale) Kilgore, and Robin (Ricky) Nelson, grandchildren, Charity Hallmark (Lee Carter), Keshia (Corey) Tucker, Zach Kilgore, Makayla Dickinson, Jagger Dickinson, and Alexya Nelson, 5 great grandchildren, Makenna, Isabella, Adaleigh, Kenzley, and Kyran, 2 sisters, Daisy Earlene Kimbrell and Patricia "Pat" (Bill) Doss, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 28th, from The Shepherd's Field Church with burial to follow in the New Hope Cemetery.  Dr. Larry Joe Wates and Bro. Ronnie Elmore will officiate.  The visitation will be from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. (service time) on Tuesday at The Shepherd's Field Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama, 1315 US Hwy 43 Winfield, AL.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Dickinson family. 

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