Barbara Bowen Hodge, age of 78, of Rainbow City, AL, went to be with the Lord on December 14, 2022. Barbara was born on November 13, 1944 to AJ & Mary Lou Bowen.
She is survived by her daughter, Karen Hughes and her husband, Donny, sisters, Beverly Franks (Floyd), Regina Eisner (Larry) and Sheila Harris.
Barbara was a 1962 graduate of Winfield City High School and a member of the Millbrook First United Methodist Church. She worked for and retired from the State of Alabama. Barbara enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, and she was always ready to share her home cooked meals. Barbara was very social, having many lifelong friendships. She treasured her family and friends and was always there with a kind word.
A memorial service for Barbara will be held on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. from the Millbrook First United Methodist Church, 3350 Edgewood Rd, Millbrook, AL 36054.
She will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Alice Marie Hill, better known as Marie, age 94, of Tuscaloosa formerly of Winfield passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2023 in the Crimson Village Assisted Living Facility in Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Hill was born on August 19, 1928 in Gattman, MS to Isaiah and Virgie Lockhart Hollis. Marie was a 1946 graduate of Sulligent High School and later attended Massie Business College. She was a member of the Winfield First Methodist Church. Mrs. Hill Spent much of her life employed with the Winfield First Methodist Church as the secretary until her retirement in 2012 after 49 years. She also assisted her husband in earlier years with the bookkeeping for their business, H&W Building Supply in Winfield. Marie was known to others for her sense of humor, often being called a “cut up”. In her spare time Marie loved watching any Alabama sporting event, reading, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.
Mrs. Hill is survived by her daughter, Pam Griffin of Tuscaloosa, son, James Michael Hill (Sara) of Killen, grandchildren, Katherine Elizabeth Zinn (Andrew), Emily Anne Maxwell (Mike), and Mary Kate Hill, great grandchildren, Drew Zinn, Luke Zinn, John Cooper Zinn, Sophie Maxwell, and Samuel Maxwell, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Hill, her parents, son-in-law, Tom Griffin, and siblings, Eunice Mitchell, Hazel Wheeler, Florence Williams, Mary Alexander, Carl Hollis, Harold Hollis, and James Allen Hollis.
Funeral services for Mrs. Hill will be held on Monday, March 6, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. from the Winfield First Methodist Church with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. service time at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Winfield First Methodist Church at PO Box 387, Winfield, AL 35594.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, AL serving the Hill family.
Mr. Harold Edward Luallen, age 94, of Winfield passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2023. Mr. Luallen was born on November 17, 1928 in Eldridge, Alabama to Claude W. and Ethel Rutledge Luallen. He was a 1937 graduate of Hubbertville High School. Mr. Luallen served in the United States Navy for 22 years. He served and fought for his country during in the Korean War and earned the rank of YNC (E7). During his Naval tenure, Mr. Luallen served on many stations and vessels, some of which include: NTC of San Diego, CA, Staff Commander of Fleet Air Wing One and Naval Barracks in Agana, Guam, the Naval Recruiting Station in St. Louis, MO, the Naval Station in Washington D.C., the USS Pandemus (ARL-18), Staff Commander for Naval Forces in the Philippines, Staff Commander of Naval Forces in Far East, Staff Commander for Carrier Division Five, Staff Commander for Mine Forces in Atlantic Fleet, and Staff Commander for Mine Division Eighty-Two and Division Four. YNC Luallen earned many medals and awards during his career; he received the Bronze Star, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal with 2 stars, United Nations Service Medal, and the National defense Service Medal. Chief Yeoman Luallen served as a member of the Logistics Directorate, Joint Staff, Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and received the Meritorious Service Medal while serving there, he also served in The Pentagon for two years, as a JAG clerk and a Closed Microphone Court Reporter for the Navy.
Mr. Luallen is survived by his sisters, Shirley Aldridge and Rebecca Harrison (Larry), stepdaughter, Paulette Strickland (Willie), special niece, Debbie Pridmore (Mike) and a host of other nieces, nephews, family and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Brouder Luallen, sisters, Carrie Lou Luallen, Leslie Luallen, Claudell Duke, stepchildren, Paul Brouder, Rolland Brouder and Joyce Brouder. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Mrs. Irene Eads, age 88, of North Charleston, South Carolina, formerly of the Hubbertville Community in Alabama, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2023 at her residence. Mrs. Eads was born November 4, 1934 in Fayette County, AL to Hollie and Ludie McCollum Whitehead. Irene was a graduate of Hubbertville High School and a member of the North Charleston Church of Christ in South Carolina. Mrs. Eads loved to travel. Her husband Harold Eads, being in the military allowed them to move all over the world. Irene spent much of her life as a homemaker taking care of her husband and daughters, but also found time to work in the Education Center of several Air Force installations assisting Airmen who were pursuing higher education. After her husband’s retirement from the Service, she worked in real estate alongside him. In her spare time, she was very active in her church community and loved to play golf, bird watch, and work in her flower beds.
Mrs. Eads is survived by her husband of 72 years, Harold Eads, daughters, Debrah McDonald, and Cynthia Currence, grandchildren, Jeremy McDonald (Nicole), Jennifer McDonald, Kathryn Currence, and Anna O’Neal (Adam), great grandchildren, Madisyn Moshier, Rachel McDonald, Shelby Cross, and Solei Currence, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members.
Mrs. Eads was preceded in death by her parents, and sisters, Charlene “Cricket” Hollingsworth and Nadean Howell.
A private family service for Mrs. Eads will be held on Sunday, February 26, 2023 with burial to follow in the Whites Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Eads family.
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