Mr. Joseph Donald Lucas, affectionately known as Jody Lucas, age 73 of Brilliant, in the Pea Ridge community, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018. He was born on January 8, 1945, in Lamar County to Arthur Lee and Shalar Lucas.
At a very young age, he started working on his family farm along with his brothers and sisters. As an adult, he worked in the garment industry, logging business, and strip mines until going to work in the coal mines. Often, there were times that he did not see the daylight for several days due to the number of hours he worked. Mr. Lucas remained working in the mines until he retired. However, retirement did not slow him down. He went to work for Marion County Rock and then acquired a job with Marion County working for County Commissioner, Bob Burleson, in district five until approximately three months ago.
Joe is remembered as being a hard worker and a good provider for his family. He was a loyal friend and always willing to lend a hand. He was kind hearted and generous, especially to his family. He loved to bale hay, watch his cows and birds, and ride his grandchildren on the golf cart. He was not above hiding treats in his overall pocket to give to his grandchildren when their parents were not looking.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, W. T. Lucas, Garland Ray Lucas, Jerry Lucas, Larry (Pee-Wee) Lucas, Gary Lucas, and one infant brother, sisters, Lovie Lucas, Bulah Mullins, Kathy Lucas, and in-laws, Clyde and Eunice Jones. He is survived by his wife, Nelda Jones Lucas, sons, Rodney (Dadra) Lucas, Lance (Melissa) Sexton, daughters Paula (Kent) Ledbetter, Tammy (Ray) Barnett, grandchildren, Morgan (Chad) Hudson, McCall Barnett, Kristen (Tyler) Moore, Daniel Lucas, Kadra Lucas, KaLeah Ledbetter, Brandy (Coty) Nix, great grandchildren Lucas Hudson, Jax Hudson, Parker Moore, Spencer Moore, Marlee Moore, and Riley Nix, brothers, Rayburn (Sue) Lucas, Carl (Glenda) Lucas, and Buddy (Martha) Lucas, and a sister, Ruby Palmer.
Joe loved God, his wife, his family, friends, and church family. He loved sitting on the porch in his rocking chair visiting with family and friends. He also enjoyed working in his garden. His children and grandchildren consider him their hero. They always thought he could do anything and, if it was within his power, he would make certain it got done. He was devoted to his wife and never failed to tell and show her each day. His love for God and his family was evident to all who knew him. Joe’s family is rejoicing his home coming, yet mourning their loss of this precious, humble man.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, November 23, 2018 at 12:00 noon from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Mount Olive Cemetery. Brother David Sullivan will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon (service time) on Friday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Lucas family.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Philadelphia Church.
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Brilliant, AL 35548
Mr. James Hollie Tucker, Jr, age 74, passed away November 21, 2018, at his daughters’ residence in Bankston.
Mr. Tucker was preceded in death by his parents, James Hollie Tucker, Sr and Ada Bell Reed Tucker, his wife JoAnn Tucker and three sisters. He is survived by his daughter, Joy Tucker Gugaria of Bankston, sons, Tony Tucker (Tammy) and Todd Tucker both of Winfield, grandchildren, Scott Tucker, Jessica Tucker, Holli Nix, Jordan Gugaria, Brenda Gugaria, and Jewel Tucker, five great grandchildren and two on the way.
A memorial service for Mr. Tucker will be announced at a later date.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Tucker family.
Mr. Hoyt Jackson Box, Jr. better known as Jacky, age 55, of Winfield, passed away Friday, November 16th, 2018 in the Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper. Jacky was a 1981 graduate of Winfield City High School, and retired after 38 years with the United Parcel Service.
Jacky was preceded in death by his parents, Hoyt Jackson Box, Sr. and Betty Jo Rutledge Box and his brother, Lonnie Box. He is survived by his wife, Dawn Box, daughters, Haley Box, Abby Box and Madelyn Box, sisters, Donna McCaleb (Lanny) of Hubbertville and Beth Jones (Herb) of Sylacauge and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Jacky will be held Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, the visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 3:00 p.m. (service time) from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in the Box family cemetery. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Box family.
Mrs. Doris Jean Morris, age 74, of Winfield, passed away Friday, November 16, 2018 at her daughters’ residence in Nauvoo, AL. Mrs. Morris worked for many years as an inspector at Clifford Industries in Winfield.
Mrs. Morris was preceded in death by her, her husband, Ralph Morris, mother, Rachel Voce Morris, a son, Scott Morris, a granddaughter, Amber Morris, and her sister, Ann Brasher. She is survived by her daughters, Elizabeth Bankston (James) of Nauvoo, Melissa Morris (Joey Lindley) of Brilliant, sons, Wayne Morris of Fayette and Michael Morris (Laura) of Fayette, and her grandchildren, Dakota Estes, Sidnie Estes and Tyler Lindley, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Mrs. Morris will be held on Sunday November 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Bro. Mickey Crain will be the officiating minister. Burial will follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home.
Bowen Funeral Home serving the Morris family.