Mrs. Desirea Guin, age 27 of Guin, passed away Thursday August 23, 2018 at her residence. She was a graduate of Hamilton High School and a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church near Guin. Desiree was preceded in death by her father, George Stockman. She is survived by her husband, Zac Guin, her son, Luke and step-daughters, Ally and Macy Guin, her mother, Janice Holland of Hamilton, sisters, Mandy Holland of Hamilton, Audrey Shrader of Hamilton, and Sharon Nethery of Sulligent, brothers, Jason Holland of Hamilton and Phillip Stockman of Birmingham, her mother and father in law, Wesley and Wanda Guin of Guin and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Desiree will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday August 27, 2018 from the Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday August 26, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Bro. David Crow will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Guin family.
Mr. William Henry Nipper, age 91, of Brilliant, passed away, Wednesday August 22, 2018, in the Northwest Medical Center. Mr. Nipper was born and raised in Brilliant, AL, formally known as Boston. Mr. Nipper was a World War II army veteran and a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars. Mr. Nipper worked as a truck driver, oil driller and a pumper for several oil companies in Texas and also at Marathon in Vernon. He was preceded in death by his wife, Norma E. Nipper, parents, Raymond Nipper and Almer Stricklin Nipper, and a son, Henry Wayne Nipper. He is survived by his daughter, Jean Koester (Daniel), grandchildren, William Allan Koester and Rebekah Koester and a grandson, Spencer Koester. Funeral services for Mr. Nipper will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. The visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Saturday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Nipper family.
Mrs. Joann Vickery Baker, age 68, of Winfield, passed away, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 in the North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Joann is survived by her husband of 52 years, Lecil Baker, daughters, Shelia Gann (Stevie) and Melissa Lucas (Jr.), grandchildren, Josh Lucas (Heather), Eric Gann (Ashley), Johnny Gann, Austin Lucas (Natalie McCraw) and 7 great grandchildren, a sister, Ellen Crumpton (Curtis) and two brothers, Ronald Vickery (Annie) and Rickey Vickery. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lander and Lucille Wilcutt Vickery, sister, Katie Wilkerson, brother, Alon Vickery, niece, Katrina Crumpton, nephew Justin Vickery, and a brother in law, Joe Wilkerson. Funeral services for Mrs. Baker will be held on Friday, August, 24, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in the Liberty Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (service time) on Friday at the funeral home. Bro. Ronald Causey and Bro. Jason Martin will be the officiating ministers. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Baker family.
Mrs. Jacqualyn Diane Hickman, better known as Jackie, age 71, of Guin passed away, Friday August 17, 2018 in the Baptist Memorial Hospital in Columbus, MS. Mrs. Hickman was a graduate of Big Springs High School in Big Springs, TX, she was employed in Elementary Education for over 20 years with Hillsborough County Public Schools. Mrs. Hickman was a volunteer with the Northwest Alabama Arts Council, the Jerry Brown Arts Festival, the Salvation Army as a bell-ringer for over 50 years, as well as many other civic and volunteer organizations. Jackie was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Vivian Poole, and her brothers, Richard and Gary Poole. She is survived by her husband of 41 years, Otis Hickman of Guin, her daughter, Heidi Marie Hickman of Tampa, FL, sisters, Cathy Frantz (Frank) of Kentucky and Sandra Bair (Larry) of Maryland, sisters in law, Anita Poole of Texas and Patty Poole of Maryland and her loving nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and her extended Hickman family. Funeral services for Mrs. Hickman will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) Wednesday at the funeral home. Dr. Kenny Hatcher will be the officiating minister. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Salvation Army or the Northwest Alabama Arts Council. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Hickman family.