Mrs. Barbara Ellen Dye Shirley, age 69, of Guin, passed away Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at her residence. Mrs. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Juanita Lee Dye, her husband, James Larry Shirley, a grandson, David Shirley, and three brothers, James, Frank, and Jerry Dye. She is survived by two sons, Jimmy Shirley (Linda), Steve Shirley (Amanda), two daughters, Jamie Dawson (Jesse), and Jessica Brasseal (Chris), grandchildren, Nick Shirley, AnnaKate Shirley, Adalyn Brasseal, Brody Dawson, Easton Dawson, Jaxon Dawson, Kimberley Stevens, Julie Umfress and Jayden Eads, great grandchildren, Wade Shirley, Essence Shirley and Oaklynn Sipes, four sisters and four brothers. Funeral services for Mrs. Shirley will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in the Goldmine Cemetery in Brilliant, AL. The visitation will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Brother Mike Beckon will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Shirley family.
Ms. Sheila Ann Rainwater Tidwell, age 58, of Winfield, passed away at her residence. Ms. Tidwell was preceded in death by her parents, John Rainwater and Ruby Lee Tidwell Rainwater, and a son, Jonathan Gann. She is survived by her children, Daniel Gann of Fayette and Chasity Nix of Aberdeen, MS, grandchildren, Darron Lee Gann, Haven Vickery and Emory Terry, her brother, Richard Rainwater of Whitney, TX, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Ms. Tidwell will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Burial will follow on Wednesday in the Harmony Grove Cemetery in Winfield. The Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Tidwell family.
Mr. Henry Hexton Lindsey, age 88, of Winfield, passed away Friday August 24, 2018, at the Brookwood Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham. Henry was a graduate of Hamilton High School, the Massey Business College and Howard College, (Samford University) where he earned his degree in Pharmacy. Mr. Lindsey was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and owner-operator of Oden-Shirey Drug Co. in Winfield from November 1957 until his retirement in August 1998. Henry served on the Winfield City Council and the Winfield City High School Board of Education. He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Eckford Lindsey and Lena Jane Duke Lindsey, a sister, Maxine Lindsey Gann, a brother, Jimmie F. Lindsey, and children, Jerry & Terry Lindsey and Janie Lindsey Collier. Mr. Lindsey is survived by 4 sons, Henry H. “Hank” Lindsey III (Debbie) of Pell City, Robin H. Lindsey of Winfield, Lyndal M. Lindsey “Lyn” (Courtney) of Winfield, and William H. Lindsey (Angela) of Hoover, 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, a sister, Dorothy Terry of Decatur, and the mothers of his children, Rosa Lindsey and Johnnie Lindsey. Funeral services for Mr. Lindsey will be held on Sunday August 26, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel, with burial to follow in the Bethlehem Cemetery near Hamilton. The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Sunday at the funeral home. Rev. Preston Hendrick and Rev. Ray Gray will be the officiating ministers. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Lindsey family.
Mr. Edwin Morris Black, age 92, longtime resident of Winfield and more recently of Birmingham, died at home Monday, September 3, 2018 after a long illness. Mr. Black was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Sidney Black and Velma Morrison Black. He is survived by his loving wife of 74 years, Mary Jim Gann Black, his daughters, Miriam Black Smith of Atlanta and Jane Black Percy and her husband Alan of Birmingham, grandchildren, Anna Lane, Meredith Lane Lee and her husband Joseph, Jason Smith and Gann Smith. He loved his family above all things. Mr. Black was a United States Navy WWII Veteran, and retired from Alabama Power Company after 44 years, the last decades as Line Crew Foreman in the Western Division. He was a devoted member of the Winfield First United Methodist Church, serving as former president of the Co-Workers Sunday School Class, a role he dearly loved. The family thanks the staff of Somerby Assisted Living for their care and Mary Fulgham for her tireless devotion in the recent months. He was loved by many.
Visitation for Mr. Black will be held on Thursday, September 6, 2018 with funeral services to begin at 1:00 p.m. at the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. Private burial services will follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. Rev. Earl Freeman will be the officiating minister.
In lieu of flowers, the family ask that donations be made to the Winfield First United Methodist Church in memory of Mr. Black. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Black family.