Ms. Patricia Ann Bryant Peoples, age 66 of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo, MS. Ms. Peoples was born July 17, 1952 to James Edward and Mary Erdeal Vickery Bryant. She was a Phil Campbell High School graduate and worked as a property manager for Lawrence Properties for many years. Pat is survived by her son, Neal Buck of Winfield, and three sisters, Betty Herrold (Maurice) of Winfield, Bonnie Ganey of Winfield, and Jacqueline Bryant of Brilliant. She was preceded in death by her husband, James “Mike” Peoples, her parents and a sister, Mary Jo Dwyer. A memorial service will be announced at a later date by the Bowen Funeral Home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Peoples family.
Mrs. Carolyn Ann Colburn Pearce, age 70, of Guin, passed away on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 in the Marion Regional Nursing Home in Hamilton. Carolyn was born October 6, 1948 to Claudie and Evelyn McDonald Colburn. She is survived by her husband, Price Pearce of Guin, aunts, Etoil McDonald of Guin and Sally Bostick of Hamilton, uncle, Tommy Hue Nix (Marilyn) of Guin. Mrs. Pearce was preceded in death her parents, two sisters and two uncles, Billy Bostick and Ned McDonald. A memorial service for Carolyn Ann will be announced at a later date by the Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield.
Mrs. Myrtle Belle Mixon, age 99, (four days shy of her 100th birthday) of Guin, in the Twin community, passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2018 at the Country Place Assisted Living Center in Winfield. Mrs. Mixon was a member of the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church for 83 years. Myrtle moved north to work at a young age, she was employed with the Kellogg Company in Battle Creek MI for over 23 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She always enjoyed cooking meals and spending that special time with her famly. Mrs. Mixon was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Lillie Westbrooks Shirey, her husband of 67 years, Robert L. Mixon, a son, Robert Wayne “Jack” Mixon, siblings, Sue Henson, Dorothy Franks, Iva Lee Crow, Earlene Erwin, Earnest Shirey, Raymond Shirey, Doyle Shirey, and Wyman Shirey. She is survived by her grandchildren, Derek (Michelle) Mixon of Grand Rapids, Michigan, their children, Derek Mixon Jr. and Jordan Mixon, a daughter in law, Connie Mixon, and her children, Stacy (Andrew) Schweitzer, and their children Rowan and Jack Schweitzer all of Battle Creek, Michigan, granddaughter, Kirsten (Scott) Waltrip and their son Liam Waltrip all of Battle Creek, Michigan, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 25, 2018 from the Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. The visitation will be from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon (service time) on Monday at the church. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Mixon family.
Mr. James Thomas Tyra, better known as Thomas, age 80 of Winfield, passed away on Monday, February 18, 2019 in the Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. Mr. Tyra was born May 9, 1938 to William, Sr. and Eva Mae Files Tyra. Thomas was a 1957 graduate of Fayette County Training School, and a member of the Piney Grove Church of Christ. Thomas worked for Carraway Hospital in Winfield and retired after 25 years of service. He then worked with Alabama Power, a Southern Company, and retired after 30 years of serving the Winfield and surrounding areas. He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Elizabeth Dill, sister, Julia Patton and a brother, William Tyra, Jr. He is survived by his wife of over 61 years, Jane Rozzell Tyra of Winfield, three daughters, Cynthia Tyra of Winfield, Karen Tyra-Suhar (David) of Winfield and Carolyn Rogers (Floyd) of Madison, AL, seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, a sister, Shelvy Coprich of CA, and host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services for Mr. Tyra will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, February 22, 2019 from the Winfield Church of Christ with burial to follow in the Piney Grove Church of Christ cemetery near Bazemore. Floyd Rodgers will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be held on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (service time), at Winfield Church of Christ. Bowen funeral Home serving the Tyra family.