Jananne Fields Stricklin or as most know her, “Nanny”, age 77, passed away on April 21, 2024. Jananne was born on March 31, 1947 in Brilliant, AL where she was a lifelong resident. She was a member of the Brilliant Free Will Baptist Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. She spent many years serving her community as part of the city council. Jananne spent most of her career selling Insurance and part-time at Wal-Mart until her retirement. If you knew Jananne, she was working. Shortly after her retirement, she went back to work as the hostess/face of Mookie’s Smokehouse in Winfield, AL. Jananne was known for her vibrant personality, the ability to never meet a stranger, as well as the kind nature of her heart.

In her spare time, Jananne enjoyed thrifting, working in the garden, watching or listening to Alabama Crimson Tide play ball, and playing with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jananne was gifted with the ability to sing wonderfully and play the piano for her church and family at home. Jananne absolutely loved spending time with her pups including Buster, Khaleesi, and King. Jananne lived a beautifully simple life in which we can all rejoice in the memories we have together.

Ms. Stricklin is survived by her 2 daughters, Amy Stricklin and Karen (Michael) Markham, grandchildren, Matthew (Sheena) Whitehead, Brandon (Melanie) Pratt, Charlotte (Michael Isaac) Harris, Brady Pratt, and Blake Holsonback, great grandchildren, Harleigh, Everly, and Gage Whitehead, Watson Pratt and Baby Pratt. Special family including, Delane (Kim) Stricklin, Abygail Stricklin, and Billie Faye Price.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Rufus Theron and Sally Elaine Fields of Brilliant, AL. a son, David Howard Stricklin who was taken too soon, the father of her children, Howard Edward Stricklin, and a host of other family members, great grandchildren, Kinnison, Walker, and Garrett Whitehead, and her beloved pet, Sadie the mini schnauzer

Her joyous reunion with her father, mother, son, and Savior is one she was ready to attend.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stricklin will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2024 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Stricklin family.

Tiffany Louise Matlock Horne, age 30, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2024. Tiffany was born on July 5, 1993 in Memphis, Tennessee to Kenneth Sr. and Tammy Pittman Matlock. She attended Winfield City High School. Tiffany spent much of her life as a homemaker caring for her husband and children. In her spare time Tiffany enjoyed a simple life. She loved spending her days barefoot in the grass, listening to music, spending time with her children and their friends, baking (she was well known for her delicious cookies), and spending time with her family who fondly referred to her as “Sweet Sissy” and one of the “Brown Eyed Girls”.

Tiffany is survived by her husband, Cody Horne, children, Jay Horne, and Kora-Lee Horne, parents, Kenneth Sr. and Tammy Matlock, sisters, Elizabeth Matlock Buchanan (Dan), and Susan Matlock Evans (Tyler), brother, Kenneth Matlock Jr., parents-in-law, Christopher Flynn, and Lisa Crowe, and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and many friends.

Tiffany was preceded in death by grandparents, Oscar and Grace Matlock, and Gloria Jean Pittman, aunt, Suzanne Matlock, grandparents-in-law, John and Lura Hunt, and best friend, Lailoni Peoples.

Funeral services for Tiffany will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. The visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Horne family.

Mrs. Dee Ann Cook, age 79, of Winfield, Alabama formerly of the Birmingham area passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 in the Marion Regional Nursing Facility. Mrs. Cook was born on October 26, 1944 in Guin, Alabama to J.D. and Mary Lee McKay Franks. She was a member of Sparks Gap Baptist Church in Birmingham and a graduate of Marion County High School. Dee Ann was employed for many years with UAB Health Service Foundation until her retirement. In her spare time Dee Ann enjoyed living a very simple life. She loved to go on walks, garden, take care of her cat, watch Young and The Restless and Hallmark movies, scroll Facebook and spend time with her granddaughter.

Mrs. Cook is survived by her daughter, Angela Sanders, granddaughter, Brandy Sanders, brothers, Steve Franks (Diane), and Larry Franks, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Cook was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Cook, sister-in-law, Judy Franks, and nephew, Sam Franks.

A Celebration of Life ceremony for Mrs. Cook will be held at a later date.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Cook family.

Larry Fred Box was born on October 4, 1948, in Jasper, Alabama to Willie Fred and Mildred Norris Box. He was the oldest of 4 children, being preceded in death by his sister, Pam and survived by his brothers, Scott (Linda) and Lyndon (Lesleigh). Larry was raised in Rock City, graduating from Winfield City High School in 1966 and attending Walker College after high school. In October 1971, Larry began working on the railroad, and he would continue in that job for over 37 years, retiring in 2008. Larry loved to fish, to work crosswords, to keep up the house and to complain about Alabama not running the ball enough.

Larry met the love of his life, Charolette Webb, in 1969, and they were married on May 29, 1970. They were blessed with four sons, Michael (Stacey), Jared (Melissa), Jason (April), and Bart (Leslie), 13 grandchildren, Elizabeth (Austin), Jacob (Alana), Katherine, Rachel (Meyer), Jonathan, Abigail, Isaac, Joshua, Jesse, Susannah, Leah, Julia, and Noah, 3 great-grandchildren, Samuel, Matthew, and Adeline. Larry’s family was among his greatest joys. He spent his life in humble and tireless service to them, and their lives are forever marked by his care and love. Larry, Daddy and Poppy will be deeply missed.

Larry entrusted his life to Jesus as his Savior on December 13, 1977. His conversion to Christ impacted his earthly life in every way. The grace of Christ was evident in Larry’s life, and he never got over the wonder of being saved. Larry loved to hear the gospel, and that same gospel is the hope of his family now, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (I Corinthians 15:56-57).

Funeral services for Larry will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 12:00 noon from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon service time at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Box family.