Mrs. Mary Catherine Roberts Cochran, better known as Cathy, age 90, of Guin passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in the Brookwood Medical Center. Mrs. Cochran was born in Mississippi on February 15, 1933 to Sam and Willie Moses Rogers. Cathy spent much of her life as a homemaker taking care of her family. In her spare time Cathy enjoyed sewing, quilting, working in her flower garden and fishing with her husband. Mrs. Cochran also loved traveling especially going to the mountains and visiting casinos.
Mrs. Cochran is survived by her daughter, Janie Ray, grandchildren, Tommy Nix Jr. (Sissy), Terry Nix (Dusty), Donald Kilgore (Christy), Dale Kilgore (Lisa), David Kilgore (Teresa), Cathy Westbrook, Melissa Hollingsworth (Josh), and Megan Dodd (Jason), 16 great-grandchildren, 16 great great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
Mrs. Cochran was preceded in death by husbands, Arnold Roberts and John Cochran, daughter, Merline Nix, her parents, brothers, Melvin and Marvin Rogers, and sons-in-law, Roger Ray and Tommy Nix Sr.
Funeral services for Mrs. Cochran will be held on Friday, March 24, 2023 at 12:00 noon from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. The visitation will be held on Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon at the funeral home.
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Mrs. Annell Burleson, age 86 of Brilliant passed away on Monday, March 20, 2023 in the St. Vintcent’s Hospital in Birmingham. Funeral services for Mrs. Burleson are incomplete and will be announced later.
Mrs. Mae Lean Cummings, age 82 of Brilliant passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023 in the Sunset Manor Nursing facility in Guin. Funeral services for Mrs. Cummings are incomplete and will be announced later.
Mrs. Martha “Faye” Pittman, age 90, of Winfield, AL, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Born on February 25, 1933, she was the youngest of five daughters born to John Thomas and Hattie Weeks. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 68 years, Paul Pittman. Faye is survived by her daughter, Deliska Lee (Sammy) of Jasper, AL; her son Danny Pittman (Kathy) of Winfield, AL; three grandchildren, Bree Smith (Jason) of Birmingham, AL, Cameron Lee (Brittany) of Jasper, AL, Zach Pittman (Katie) of Pensacola, FL, four great-grandchildren, Sawyer, Taegan, Tate, and Beckham; and one sister Dot Miles of Winfield, AL.
After graduating from Winfield High School, Faye attended Lee College in Cleveland, TN and Florence State University in Florence, AL. She married the love of her life, Paul Pittman, in 1955 while he was serving in the United States Air Force.
Over the course of her life, Faye had a diverse business career, working for the Atlanta Constitution Newspaper, managing a motel with Paul in Muscle Shoals, AL, establishing three retail businesses, and spending summers at Yellowstone National Park working in retail sales after retiring. While at the park, she became a member of the Yellowstone 100 Mile Hiking Club. This was quite a feat for a 75-year-old. Her love for travel took her and Paul all over the United States and to Europe, the Holy Lands, and even to Africa on a mission trip. Her gift of hospitality was appreciated by everyone! From homemade bread to cakes, cookies, and casseroles, Faye’s cooking skills were legendary. Her food was so good that she published a cookbook of her recipes. She lived her life as a faithful servant of Christ who loved the Lord, her family, her church, and her community.
A private family funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Garden.
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