Mr. Brandon Kyle Stephens, age 46, of Madisonville, LA, passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Slidell, LA. Kyle was born was August 10, 1976, in Covington, LA, to Jerry L. “Pete” Stephens and Melinda Kay Norris but his mother always said that Kyle was a miracle baby in that he was born with two mothers that loved him equally. He hit the lottery when Laura Reed Stephens became his other mother when he was six years old. Kyle attended Cathedral Christian in Center Point, Alabama until he moved back home to Louisiana in 1995. He attended Covington High School and later attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he received a degree in Criminal Justice. Kyle was employed for many years with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office and later with the Madisonville Louisiana Police Department. He worked alongside his grandfather, Floyd Norris, selling art and also ran a successful lawn care business for many years to supplement his income as a law enforcement officer. More recently he opened his own wholesale rug company and was traveling the southern states building his business. In what spare time he had, he enjoyed playing foosball, often playing in tournaments across the United States. He loved to coach his sons in soccer and football, both of which he played throughout his school life, but more than anything, he loved to fish with his sons. All of his life, Kyle had a passion for animals and would often bring home a stray, injured or mistreated animal he found on the road. His family never knew what would be coming home with him to become one of his “babies”.
Kyle is survived by his father, Pete Stephens, and his mothers, Kay Norris and Laura Stephens, his adoring grandfather, Floyd V. Norris, sons, Jack Riley Stephens and Pete Austin Stephens, his girlfriend and loving partner, Gina Browne, sisters Ashley Nicole Ludtke and Keli Stephens Wilkinson (Tres), brothers Jerry L. Stephens, Jr. and Gerald Blake Stephens (Jamie), nieces Kylie Janee’ Ludtke, Lauryn Wilkinson, Grace Wilkinson, Rori Wilkinson, Anna James Wilkinson, Ava Mae Stephens, and nephews, Kobe Irie Ludtke (Lexi), Korbyn Zayne Ludtke and James Stanley “Jase” Wilkinson, great nephew Kylan Ludtke, and great niece, Davina Nichole Ludtke, aunts, Gay Stephens Arwood, and Ronda Side, uncles David M. Norris (Susan), Gordon Stephens and Reginald Stephens (Sharon), and a host of other family members and friends.
Kyle was preceded in death by his grandmother, Betty Jean Riley Norris, and grandparents, Robert Lionel Stephens and Annie Gibbs Stephens, uncles, Gary Stephens, George “Red” Stephens, Charley Stephens, and Guy Stephens.
Funeral services for Kyle will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, Winfield, Alabama, with burial to follow in the Musgrove Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, it would be appreciated so very much if a green plant is sent that his sons can take home with them in memory of their father, or make a donation to the Northshore Humane Society in Covington, Louisiana in his honor. They can be reached at (985) 892-7387, Ext. 3.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Stephens family.
Mr. Bobby Elton Kelley, age 86, of Winfield passed away on Friday, March 10, 2023 at his residence. Mr. Kelley was born on May 2, 1936 in Bankston, AL to Carlos and Sylvia Gray Kelley. He was a graduate of Bankston High School and later served his country in the United States Navy. Bobby was employed as a machinist with Rockford Products in Rockford IL for more than 20 years. In his spare time Bobby loved to shoot skeet, often competing in tournaments. He also liked woodworking and fishing.
Mr. Kelley is survived by his sons, Jeff Kelley (Sandy) of Loves Park IL, Joe Kelley of Winfield, Ken Kelley (Jennifer) of Rockford IL, and Brian Kelley of Rockford IL, grandchildren, Jessica, Jeffery Jr, Serena, Allison, Ken Jr, Craig, Riley, and Reece, 18 great-grandchildren, a sister, Iva Jewel Eley (Charles) of Birmingham, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Mr. Kelley was preceded in death by his wife Patricia Kelley, his parents, brothers, Davis and Dalton Kelley, and a sister, Opal Lancaster.
Funeral services for Mr. Kelley will be held on Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Kelley family.
Mr. Raymond Roger Heath, age 79, of Crestview, Fl, formerly of Winfield, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023 in the North Okaloosa Medical Center. Mr. Heath was born in Winfield, AL on March 19, 1943 to Tommy and Emma Bass Heath. Raymond was a member of the First Baptist Church of Crestview, FL and a 1962 graduate of Hubbertville High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corp and was a Vietnam Veteran. Raymond was employed with U.S. Borax Chemical Corporation for 28 years. Raymond was a licensed contractor and loved to build houses and do carpentry work. He was known for being very outgoing.
Mr. Heath is survived by his wife of 35 years, Lina Heath, their son, Cody Heath, his sons, Raymond K. Heath, Keenan Scott Heath, and Sean Thomas Heath, and grandson, Christopher Jacob Heath.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Heath was preceded in death by brothers, Harvey Hyudeen Heath, and Hulus Heath, sister Eulice Guin and nephews, Roger and Bruce Heath.
Funeral services for Mr. Heath will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. The visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. service time at the funeral home.
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