Lucille (Lucy) Munger Gosa, age 74, of Notasulga, AL, passed away Sunday, April 23, 2023 at East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, AL.

Lucy was born on June 19, 1948 in Moline, IL, to the late Roy and Mina Stanley Munger. She was a seamstress for Reltoc, Coy Glenn, and Health-Tex. She continued working at home for many years after her retirement. She served as the Pastor of the First Assembly of God in Notasulga, AL for 20 years, she was a member of Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle in Lynn, AL and Full Gospel Fellowship in Vernon, AL. Lucy was saved on Easter Sunday, preached her last service on Easter Sunday, and went to be with the Lord on Sunday. She was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, wife, pastor and friend, she continually shared her love of the Lord until her passing.

She was survived by her children, Melissa Gosa Bagley (Tom) of Notasulga, AL, Sheila Gosa Bostick (Wayde) of Hamilton, AL, Rick Gosa (Michael) of Montgomery, AL, Cynthia Gosa Rasberry of Conway, SC, and Judy Gosa Barnett (Dexter) of Brilliant, AL, grandchildren, Regina Carr (Ephram), Amanda Dove (Eric), Amy Davis (Craig), Jason Powell, Gwen Cox (Kevin), Kira Correll (Kelly), Danielle Handley (Skylar), Michael Bagley, Grant Bagley and James Bagley, 14 great grandchildren and 8 great-great grandchildren, her brother, George Munger (Judy) of Eclectic, AL and her sister, Peggy Wolfe of Silvis, IL, her very special cousin, Opal Mayhugh of Notasulga, AL and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Mina Munger, her husband James Gosa, a great grandson, Skylar Melendez, sisters, Nancy Downey and Mary McNalley and infant brother, John Allen.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at 3:00pm from the Philadelphia Deliverance Tabernacle with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Brother Gary Lackey officiating. The visitation will be held at the church prior to the service on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. service time with no graveside services to follow.

Tanner Dove, Cole Dove, Gaige Melendez, Kelly Correll, Skylar Handley, Eric Dove, Craig Davis, and Hobie Cole will serve as pallbearers.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, AL serving the Gosa family.

Mrs. Lenora Freedle Vickery, age 87, passed away March 21, 2023 at the Carrington Nursing Center in Starkville.

She was born in Nashville, TN to her parents Edgar Dean Freedle and Ruth Ellen Harper.  Lenora’s grandfather Joseph Gerald Harper was a Methodist circuit rider in the late 1800’s and passed his strong faith to his daughter Ruth and granddaughter Lenora and grandson Shirley Dean Freedle, brother of Lenora.  

Lenora often sat with her Mother at church, turning the pages of the hymnal as Ruth played both the piano and organ for services.  Sunday was a special day in the Freedle household as the family would gather in the afternoons to listen to music and enjoy fellowship.  Her final years were often eased by listening to music.

She was a graduate of the University of Alabama with a Masters in Counseling and Guidance.  Lenora began her career as a physical education teacher in Winfield, AL where she taught swimming to children before starting her first-year teaching.  There she met the love of her life Joe Edd Vickery and married on August 17, 1958.  Although her teaching career began in P.E, she quickly moved into Guidance Counseling for her professional career.  She served over 25 years at several Alabama public high schools and ended her career in Mississippi.  After retiring she traveled extensively with her husband throughout the United States.

She was preceded in death by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Allyson Turnbull (Douglas T. Turnbull, II) of Enterprise, AL; sons, Chris Vickery of Columbus, MS, and Michael Vickery of Starkville, MS; grandson, Douglas T. Turnbull, III; and niece, Elizabeth Freedle.

A graveside service for Mrs. Vickery will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from the Winfield City Cemetery.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Vickery family.

Mr. James “Boss” Leland White, age 92, of Winfield passed away on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at his residence. Mr. White was born on February 2, 1931 in Winfield, Alabama. James was the oldest of 9 children. He was known for being bossy to his younger siblings, earning himself the nickname “Boss” from them. He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Church and attended Winfield City High School. Mr. White served his country in the United States Army. He employed as a machine repairman for John Deere Foundry in Moline, IL and retired after 27 years of service.

Mr. White is survived by his daughters, Brenda Carton of Jasper and Patricia Mellor (Howard) of Winfield, grandchildren, Daniel Mellor, Gareth Mellor (Stephanie), Jonathon Mellor (Laura), Leslee Carlson (Eric), Kate Carton, and Emily Carton, great-grandchildren, Sebastian, Noah, Jack, and Joshua Mellor, Rylie Martin and Arlo and Etta Mae Carlson, brothers Cecil Trimm (Sharron) and Arnold Trimm (Ann), sisters, Dora Atkinson, Lita Smith (Leonard), Marilyn Springer, Wanda Berryhill (Tony), and Shirley Langley (Buddy), and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mr. White was preceded in death by his wife, Nyleta Wilson White, his parents, James and Minnie White Trimm, brother, Kenneth Trimm.

Funeral services for Mr. White will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2023 at 12:00 noon from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Old Union Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon service time at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the White family.

Mrs. Evelyn Marie Corkren Tidwell, age 91, of Birmingham passed away on Monday, April 17, 2023 at her residence. Mrs. Tidwell was born in Marion County on August 15, 1931 to Vester and Mary Spillers Corkren. Mrs. Tidwell lived in Marion County before moving to Birmingham where she has lived for the past 70 years. Evelyn spent much of her life employed as a deli manager and cake decorator; she was employed with Food Giant and Food Max Grocery stores, and others along the way. In her spare time Evelyn enjoyed watching tv, visiting casinos, and spending time with her family.

Mrs. Tidwell is survived by her sons, Kenny Tidwell of Birmingham and Gary Tidwell of Hoover, daughter, Trina Ann Clements (Frank) of Woodstock, GA, grandson, Robert Clements, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mrs. Tidwell was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Ray Tidwell, her parents, brothers, Mack, Eugene, Vester Jr., Willie B. and Eddie Corkren, and a sister, Alma Townley.

Funeral services for Mrs. Tidwell will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 12:00 noon from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon service time at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Tidwell family.