Mr. Ruble Donald Gilley, better known as Don, age 79 of Winfield, passed away on Friday, February 9, 2018 at his residence. Don was a member of the Mt. Pisgah United Methodist Church and Brilliant Masonic Lodge #601. He was preceded in death by his parents, P.G. and Wendell Thornton Gilley, brothers, Paul, James, and George Gilley, and a son Kenny Gilley. he is survived by his wife, Lou Stanford Gilley, a son, Donnie (Diane) Gilley of Winfield, grandchildren, Kristie (Brian) South of Winfield, Matt Gilley of Fayette, and Zach (Jessie) Gilley of Winfield, great grandchildren, Chandler Nuckols, Blake Nuckols, Madison Gilley, Presley Gilley, Tucker Gilley, Landon Gilley, Hudson South, Holden South, and Sawyer South, and 2 brothers, Larry (Barbara) Gilley of Opelika, and Terry Gilley of Winfield. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday February 11, 2018 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Jeremy Harris and Greg Webb will officiate. The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time on Sunday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Gilley family.
Misty Lane Fowler, 44, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, on February 1, 2018. She was born February 9, 1973, the only child of Max and Linda McCluskey.
She married her high school sweetheart, Shane Fowler, in 1991 and they moved to Tuscaloosa, AL to begin a beautiful life together. They moved to Birmingham, AL in 1993 where she started her lifelong passion of buying and selling antiques. In 1997, they moved to Destin, FL and she opened her first antique shop, Grayton Antiques, in Grayton Beach, FL. Seven years later, she opened her current shop, Antiques on Holiday, in Destin with her business partner and started her true passion of traveling and importing European antiques. Her love of the antiques business allowed her to make many friends, both here and abroad.
Misty will forever be remembered by her beloved husband Shane of 26 yrs and her parents Max and Linda. She is lovingly remembered by her in-laws, Larry and Pat Fowler and Larry and Regina Eisner.
Visitation will be held Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1pm followed by funeral services at 2pm at Village Baptist Church located at 101 Matthew Blvd., Destin, FL 32541 with pastor Steve Davies presiding. Brial will be in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win, AL. In lieu of flowers, Misty requested that memorial gifts be made in her memory to Alaqua Animal Refuge at www.Alaqua.org.
Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.emeraldcoastfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Myrtle H. Self, age 89, of Brilliant, passed away Saturday, January 27, 2018 in the Sunset Manor Healthcare Facility in Guin. Mrs. Self was preceded in death by her parents, Austin Filo and S. Anna Ingle Holt, her husband, James “Bud” Self, a grandson, Joseph Self, sisters, Florette Tyler and Eula Logan, brothers, Ethan Holt and Eugene Holt and 5 infant siblings. She is survived by her children, Karen Caudle (Ivan) of Brilliant, Ann King (Rex) of Haleyville and Anthony “Tony” Self (Felicia) of Brilliant, grandchildren, Matthew and Jonathan Caudle, Kyle Self (Carrie), Joshua King (Brittany) and Lindsay Carter (Clint), 7 great grandchildren, sisters in law, Jewel Holt, Helen Self and Virginia Mullenix, a brother in law, Jackie Self, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mrs. Self, will be held on Thursday, February 1, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Bethel Cemetery near Brilliant. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 31, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Bro. Steve Tidwell and Bro. Charlie Rawls will be the officiating ministers. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Self family.
Mrs. Rosa Lynn Walker, age 89, of Brookwood formally of Winfield, passed away on Friday, January 26, 2018 in the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Walker was employed as an LPN for Carraway Methodist Medical Center in Winfield for many years. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great great grandmother and friend, she was always ready and willing to help anyone in need. Rosa is preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Mary L. Strickland Gilleland, husband, John J. Walker, son, Joe Terry Walker and a granddaughter, Susan Marie Walker, sister, Martha Tucker and brother, Don Gilleland. She is survived by her daughter, Donna A. Box (Joe), son, Russell B. Walker (Kathy), grandchildren, John A. Box (Priscilla), Anthony W. Box (Christina), Cindy Vickery (Jeff), Joseph Terrell (Lyann), Jennifer Walker (Scott), great grandchildren, Corey Vickery (Tabatha), Jessica Box, Matthew Walker, Zachary Vickery, Jonah Minor, Brandon Box, Michael Zimmerman, Abigail Minor, Tyler Box, Cooper Patton, Madison Box, William Box, Christopher Box, Elizabeth Box, great great grandchildren, Aydrian Vickery, Layken Waldrop, Braylon Vickery, and her brother, Bill Gilleland. Funeral services for Mrs. Walker will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 with burial in Hopewell Cemetery. The visitation will be Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. service time. Ed Steelman will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Walker family.