Obituaries

Lois W Carter

Mrs. Lois Waller Carter, age 82 of Winfield, passed away on Monday, March 30, 2015 at her residence.  Mrs. Carter was born on September 5, 1932 to Mr. & Mrs. Clyde and Ruby Gibbs Waller.  Mrs. Carter was a devoted wife and loving mother who was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a strong willed, feisty, independent lady who loved the Lord, and was committed to the church with a servant’s heart. She was a phenomenal cook who always enjoyed time spent with family and friends around the table. Due to Reverend Carter’s blindness, Mrs. Carter served as co-pastor with her husband to several churches across the south including, Bethel Baptist Church in Blakeley, GA, Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy, AL, Sunset Heights Baptist Church in Lanett, AL, Dunn’s Creek Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, Enon Baptist Church in Morris, AL and Salem Baptist Church in Brundidge, AL.  She is preceded in death by her husband Rev. Robert J. Carter, her parents, Clyde & Ruby Waller, a sister, Jacklyn Wolfingbarger and 3 brothers, Tommy, Harold, and Bobby Waller.  She is survived by her children, Gail Carter (Lamar) Harris, Donna Carter (Joel) Mikell and Robby (Lisa) Carter, 7 grandchildren, Sandi Harris (Kevin) Galloway, Shann Harris (Walter) Ford, Cindi Mikell (Nate) McCord, Jeremy Allen (Cheryl) Mikell, Jennifer Mikell (Carlos) George, Jessica Lynn Carter and Jamie Nicole Carter, 11 great grandchildren, Riley, Zoie and Tanner Galloway, Will and Brooks Ford, Colton McCord, Carter and Savannah Mikell, Alexis, Addison and Lillianne George, a sister, Peggy Waller (Jack) Hillyard, 1 brother, Jimmy Waller a dear friend, Joyce Bracewell, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, church family and friends. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 1, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Winfield First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Murphy officiating.  Visitation will be from 12:30 until 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the Church.  Interment services will be held on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Greenhill’s Cemetery in Troy, AL with Rev. Wayne Locklar officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult III Ladies I Sunday School class of Winfield First Baptist Church, the Johnnie Andress Sunday School Class at Bush Memorial Baptist Church in Troy, AL, Hilda Thomas, and Jim and June Key.  Active pallbearers will include Jeremy Mikell, Kevin Galloway, Walter Ford, Nate McCord, Carlos George and Russ Long.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorials be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama, Winfield, AL or First Baptist Church of Winfield, Vision To Victory Capital Campaign.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Carter family.

Thomas Earl Pridmore

Mr. Thomas Earl Pridmore, age 71 of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Tom Taylor Pridmore and Cora Texana Kelly Pridmore, a sister, Barbara Aldridge, a brother, L.J. Pridmore, and his spouse, Debbie Traweek Pridmore.  Thomas Earl is survived by a daughter, Renea DeLong (Bill) of Kentucky, a son, Christopher Thomas Pridmore of California, sister Betty Lou Pridmore Bush of Vernon, a grandchildren, Micheala Ryan and Billy DeLong both of Kentucky, and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, form the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in Holcomb Cemetery near Briliant. Visitation will be form 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. service time on Tuesday at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Pridmore family. 

Royce Carpenter

Mr. Royce G.  Carpenter, age 85 of Winfield, passed away on March 17th, 2015.  Mr. Carpenter was a native of New York state, living the last several years here in the south; he was a faithful member of East Winfield Church of Christ. He is survived by two sons, Kenneth Carpenter and Richard (Arlen) Carpenter of MA, a sister, Monica of New York and a brother Hollis of North Carolina.  Many Nieces, Nephews, and other relatives and friends, and special friend Jimmie Franks.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday March 31, 2015 from the East Winfield Church of Christ.  Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Service time on March 31, at the Church.  In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the charity of your choice.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Carpenter family. 

Mrs. Willette Caudle McGuire

Mrs. Willette Caudle McGuire, age 101 of Brilliant, passed away on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 at Northwest Medical Center in Winfield.  Mrs. McGuire was a 1932 graduate of Brilliant High School and a longtime member of Gold Mine Church of Christ.  Mrs. McGuire loved her family, church family, and learning more about everything.  She was very well known for her poetry and storytelling; she loved to study genealogy and outdoor living and learning.  She was preceded in death by her parents Alvin E. and Frances Ingle Caudle, her husband, Bradley C. McGuire, sons, Paul James “Jim” , Bradley Jr., and John Ray McGuire, a granddaughter, Tammy Caldwell, great grandson, Reese Davis , brother, Keller Caudle  a sister, Irene Norris, son-in-law, Charles Davis, and a daughter-in-law,  Carolyn McGuire.  She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Ann Davis of Brilliant, sons, Richard McGuire of Brilliant, and Pete (Elaine) McGuire of Amarillo, TX, sisters,  Marie Gordon of Huffman, TX, Mary Nell Rawls of Brilliant, and Fay Dodd of Brilliant, grandchildren, Mark (Stephanie) McGuire of  CA, Alan (Karla) McGuire of LA, Doug McGuire of CA, Janet (John) Clement of FL, David McGuire of Birmingham, Kim (Creed) White of Birmingham, Chuck Davis of Helena and Matt Davis of Birmingham, great grandchildren, Brandon, Josh, Faith, Grace, Sean, Jameson, Missy, Mac, Douglas, Kathryn, Jordan, Jameson, Jamie, Cameron, Meagan, Morgan, Brandon and Kaitlyn, great great grandchildren, Johnathan, Zackary, Penelope, Madilyn, and Anna.   Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 from the Bowen Funeral Home chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens.  Jerry Self and Drew Manley will officiate.  Visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Tuesday at the funeral home.  

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