James Douglas “J.D.” Hawkins passed away Thursday morning, February 23, 2024 at his residence in Guin, Alabama. He was born in Amory, Mississippi to the late Clytee “Yank” Hawkins and Mary Sue Cantrell Hawkins.

J.D. was the owner/operator of J.D. Trucking Company and was known as “Clem” to his trucker buddies. He was a lifelong trucker and mechanic. He could diagnose and repair anything. J.D. was a jack of all trades and was always helping others with car repairs or home projects. He was always ready to lend a helping hand and always with a smile on his face. He liked to tell jokes and make others laugh. J.D. loved to watch westerns on TV and after retirement, discovered YouTube. J.D.’s heart was with his family, his wife, children, and especially his grandchildren. They all brought out the biggest smile and hugs from their pawpaw.

J.D. was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, Lynn and Jason Hawkins, sister, Glenda Cook, niece, Kimberly Hawkins and nephew, Dewayne Cook.

Survivors include, his wife, Deborah McAlpin Hawkins, son, Tony Hawkins, three daughters, Christie and Stephanie Papiani, and Michelle Papiani Carruth (Brent), grandchildren, Hannah Papiani, Joseph and Carson Miles, Macy Miles (Steel), Collin Carruth (Tatum), Sydney and Madison Carruth, Jade Whitlock (Austin), and Corey, Garrett, Jasmine, Tripp, and Riley Hawkins, great grandchildren, August Mills, Kolton and Kenzie Papiani, Fallon and Janie Whitlock, and with baby Kayson and baby Carruth on the way and a sister, Linda Hawkins Cantrell.

Funeral services for J.D. will be held on Monday, February 26, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Willing Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Monday from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. service time at the funeral home.

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Mr. Jerry Wayne Brown, age 68, of Winfield passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at his residence. Mr. Brown was born in Montevallo, AL on September 16, 1955 to Robert Brown and Ruby Doris Fester. Jerry was a long-time mechanic with Ford Motor Company and a bartender and bouncer for many Chicago and Jasper area bars. In his spare time Jerry enjoyed playing poker and billiards with his friends. He also enjoyed buying, selling, and trading items he acquired from auctions and thrift stores. Jerry was known by many as a “wheeler and dealer.”

Jerry is survived by his children, Sean David Brown (Crystal), Christopher Brown (Katie), Kelly Nicole Holcomb (A.J.), grandchildren, McKinley Skye Brown, Remington Ryder Brown, Brayton Kayden Brown (Makenna Lucas), Serenity Anne Holcomb, and Sapphire Nicole Holcomb, mother, Ruby Fester, the mother of his children, Cheryl Flahive, and a host of aunts, cousins, and other family members and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by son, Daniel Brown, father, Robert Brown, stepfather, Marty Fester, and sister, Debra Brown.

Funeral services for Mr. Brown will be held on Monday, February 26, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery near Bankston. The visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

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Mr. Jerry Edward Bowen, age 67 of Hubbertville passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 in the Fayette Medical Center. Jerry was born in Fayette County Alabama on April 26, 1956 to Ed and Mary Dodson Bowen. Jerry was a member of the Sand Springs Baptist Church and a 1974 graduate of Hubbertville High School. He was employed for 45 years with Continental Conveyor and Equipment Company. Jerry enjoyed yard work, Alabama football, spending time with his family and going to his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Cathy White Bowen, sons, Brad Bowen (Ginger) and Justin Bowen (Gerri), his grandchildren, Tucker, Sawyer, Olivia, Nevaeh, Ashley, Anna and Nathaniel, his father, Ed Bowen, brother-in-law, Russell Estes (Kristy), stepdaughter, Chanda Pascucci (Mike) a host of nieces, nephews, his fur baby, Benjie and other close family and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Estes Bowen, mother, Mary Bowen and brother, Tommy Bowen.

Funeral services for Jerry will be held on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chaple with burial to follow in the Sand Springs Baptist Church cemetery. The visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Carolyn Reese Hubbert, age 81, of the Hubbertville Community passed away on Monday, February 19, 2024 in the Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham. Mrs. Hubbert was born September 11, 1942 to Albert and Earlis Osborn Reese. She was a member of the Hubbertville Church of Christ and a 1960 graduate of Winfield High School. Along with her husband Carloyn was owner and operator of Hubbert’s Grocery and Gas in Hubbertville for many years.

Mrs. Hubbert is survived by sons, Brian Hubbert, and Benny Hubbert both of Winfield, granddaughters, Melanie Mills (Adam) of Atlanta, GA., Brooke Elliott (Whit) of Tuscaloosa, Dannah Gilbert (Allan) of Winfield, and Destiny Hubbert of Glen Allen, 8 great grandchildren, brothers, Larry Reese of Winfield, and Albert Earl Reese (Jerri) of Odenville, sisters, Marilyn Scarbrough of Cairo, GA., Virginia Smith of Winfield, and Malinda Sims (Ken) of Winfield, brother-in-law Frank Hubbert (Joyce) of Hubbertville, special caregiver Tawana Franks, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Mrs. Hubbert was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Hubbert, parents, Albert and Earlis Reese, parents-in-law, Clyde and Nocle Hubbert, brother, James Reese, sister, Barbara Duckworth, sister-in-law, Marion Reese, and brothers-in-law, Gaylon Smith, and George Hubbert.

Funeral services for Mrs. Hubbert will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Hubbertville Church of Christ Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Friday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

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