Willie Joe McClinton, 75, departed his life on October 11, 2018 at Diversicare in Winfield, Alabama.
Willie Joe McClinton was born in this world through the union of Willie Lee McClinton and Claytese Nalls on September 11, 1943.
Prior to his illness, Willie was a hard worker in the church, where he served in various capacities. He loved to sing, not only at his home congregation but also while visiting other congregations.
Willie had a strong work ethic. He worked as a certified electrician in the coal mines for 27 years until his retirement in 2001. Prior to working in the coal mines, Willie worked as a mechanic at the Chevrolet Dealership in Winfield, AL. And he was a strong advocate of education. He always encouraged his girls and grandchildren to get as much “schooling” as they possibly could get. While wearing his ‘signature’ overalls, Willie once visited one of Tywana’s classes and spent some time with her students. And his absolute favorite hobbies were deer hunting and fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Lee McClinton; his mother, Claytese Nalls; one sister, Jean Nalls; and two brothers, Edward McClinton and Ronnie Montgomery.
He leaves to cherish his memory his wife of 55 years, Willie Rose McClinton; two daughters, Rena Brown-Dove (Albert) of Anchorage, Alaska and Tywana McClinton of Sheffield, AL; two grandchildren, Joel Brown (Andrea) of Concord, California and Jasmine Brown of Anchorage, Alaska; four sisters, Dorothy Jean Wilson, Teresa A. Nalls, Teresa Franks (Jerome), and Natasha Nalls; three brothers, Ben E. Nalls, Kenneth Nalls, and Tommy Montgomery (Patricia); James E. Byrd, Tywana’s fiancé; one special friend, Boyd Pate; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Funeral services for Mr. McClinton will be held on Friday October 19, 2018 at 12:00 noon from the Piney Grove Church of Christ. Terry Wallace, Sr. will be the officiating minister. Burial will follow in the Piney Grove cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bowen Funeral Home serving the McClinton family.
Mrs. Dortha June Hollis Robertson better known as “Dot” age 86, passed away in the Northwest Medical Center Senior Care on Sunday, October 14, 2018. Mrs. Robertson was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church, co-owner/operator of Robertson Ready Mix and had earned a degree in cosmetology. Mrs. Robertson loved art and was an outstanding artist. She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldon Robertson and her parents, Elbert Hollis and Esta Weeks Hollis. She is survived by her daughter, Kathy Alexander (Donny) of Guin and son, Donny Robertson (Christine) of Jasper, grandchildren, Emily Hines (Lee), Marc Alexander (Jenny), Mariah Beasley (Todd), Chase Robertson (Gena), Reid Robertson, Jessica, Robertson, Peyton Robertson-Roulaine (Jim), great grandchildren, Reagan, Cade, Carleigh, James Daniel, Hayden, Charlee, Luke, Hannah, Brady, Connor, Cheyenne, Alexis, Zach, Hamilton and Oren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Robertson will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield First Baptist Church with burial to following the Winfield City Cemetery. Bro. Don Graham and Dr. Charles Ballew will be the officiating ministers. Visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. service time at the church. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to Hospice of Northwest Alabama, 1315 US Hwy 43, Winfield, AL 35594 or 205-487-8140. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Robertson family.
Mrs. Bobbie Sue McDonald Miles, age 86 of the Wayside Community, passed away Wednesday October 10, 2018 at her residence. Bobbie was a member of the Wayside Methodist Church and a Poll Clerk for the Webster Precinct in Wayside for over 20 years. Mrs. Miles enjoyed gardening and working in her yard, mowing and pruning her flowers, and growing vegetables to share with her family and friends. She enjoyed fellowship and Sunday meals after church with her family and friends. Mrs. Bobbie was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence “Edward” Miles, her parents, Bill and Ozie McCluskey McDonald and a brother in law, Maurice Langston. She is survived by her daughters, Connie Miles Dozier (Garry) and Elizabeth “Liz” Miles Lenahan, grandchildren, Michelle Dozier Hollis (Ron Norris), Raven Dozier Perry (Nathaniel) and Chase Lenahan, great grandchildren, Meagan and Neal Hollis and Drake Perry, sister, Myra McDonald Langston, niece, Candice Langston (Felix vonUklanski), great niece and nephew, Tristan and Ava, and special friend, James Sizemore, special friend and hospice nurse, Darlene Hines and all the wonderful nurses and staff at Alacare Hospice in Hamilton. A private memorial service for Mrs. Miles will be held at a later date. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Miles family.
Mr. Harry Marion Tomlin, age 83, of Winfield, passed away Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at his residence. Mr. Tomlin was a United States Army Veteran. He is survived by his wife of nearly 61 years, Fifi Nell Bostick Tomlin, son Mike Tomlin (Karla), grandsons, Michael Tomlin and Rusty Moore, great granddaughter, Madalyn Moore. He is preceded in death by his parents, Marion Tomlin and Lillie Guthrie Tomlin. Funeral service for Mr. Tomlin will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Burial will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. James Wyers will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Tomlin family.