Bobby Gene Marshall, age 84, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, March 29, after an extended illness.
Bob was born in Winfield, Alabama, on January 21, 1939 to Glen and Adell Dickinson Marshall. He was a member of the Winfield Church of Christ and a 1957 Winfield High School graduate.
His first career was in minor league baseball, signing with the San Francisco Giants organization farm team and working his way up to the Fresno, CA club. Returning to Winfield he managed the local Shermans Store, retired from Wal-Mart as assistant manager, and finished his careers at 3-M. He also served in the Alabama National Guard.
Loving the game of baseball and working with young people, Bob was proud of being the first coach in Winfield for Little League baseball, as well as coach for the first girls’ softball league. He also played for Winfield Merchants Softball League and the Independent Baseball League. He was later honored by being inducted in the Marion County Sports Hall of Fame.
Bob is survived by his wife, Jimmie Lou, daughter, Dianne Estes (Bobby Gene) of Winfield, son, Jeff Marshall (Karen) of Alabaster, grandchildren, Jennings Earnest, Barrett Earnest, Kamden Marshall, and Jack Marshall, sister Glenda Vaughn, brother, Bill Marshall, and beloved Marshall and Webster relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services for Bob will be held on Friday, March 31, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. Officiating minister will be James Wyers, Winfield Church of Christ.
The Marshall family wishes to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time of life. Special appreciation is extended to Amedisys Home Health and Winfield Community Center Senior Program.
Mr. Deroy Fowler Jr. better known as “Roy” , age 70, of Winfield passed away on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 in Diversicare of Winfield. Mr. Fowler was born in Fayette County, AL on August 21, 1952 to Deroy Edward Sr. and Clara South Fowler. Roy attended Hubbertville High School. He spent much of his life employed as a mechanic for McCraw’s Shop in Hubbertville, and later with Best Manufacturing in Fayette. In his spare time Roy enjoyed doing yardwork and going to flea markets and yard sales with his granddaughter.
Mr. Fowler is survived by his wife of 22 years, Paula Cross Fowler, son Jerry Thomas Mackum Jr., and grandchildren, Amiah and Marcus Henry, and Emma, Taylor, and Aubrey Mackum.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Fowler was preceded in death by his daughter, Sarah Jean Nelson, and sisters, Clara Sue Colburn and Nelda Jean Kizzire.
A memorial service for Mr. Fowler will be held at a later date.
Mr. David Scott Eads, age 70 of Navarre, FL formerly of Winfield passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023. Funeral services for Mr. Eads will be held on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Union Chapel Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.
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Mr. Larry Randall Townley, age 72, of Winfield passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in the Northwest Medical Center. Mr. Townley was born in Marion County, Alabama on May 29, 1950 to Jack and Ella Colburn Townley. Mr. Townley was a member of the Brilliant Church of Christ. He spent much of his life self-employed as a building contractor. In his spare time Larry enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors.
Mr. Townley is survived by his son, Randall Dale Townley (Crystal), daughter, Sonya Campbell (Sam), grandchildren, Zac Townley (Clara), Madison Townley, and Jacob Cotton (Lydia), great-granddaughter Kinley Townley, brother, Don Townley (Lisa), sister, Gloria Miles, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Townley was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Whitney Cotton, infant sister, Judy Townley, and a brother, Eddie Townley.
A private family service for Mr. Townley was held on Monday, March 20, 2023 from the Fairview Cemetery.
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