Mr. Billy Jerry Smith better known as Jerry, age 76 of Winfield passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his family.
Jerry was born on October 7, 1945 to William Haskel Smith and Flora Mae Warren Smith, a few Days after his 76th birthday, Jerry passed away in the same home he was born in. Jerry was a 1964 graduate of Brilliant High School where he excelled in football and basketball. On July 4, 1964 he married his high school sweetheart, Judy Lee Spiller, together they had three beautiful children, a son and two daughters. Jerry retired from the 3-M Company in Guin after 35 years of service.
Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, and spending time on the Tennessee River. He loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren, and watching Alabama Football.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy Lee Spiller Smith, son, Jerry Michael Smith (Tabitha), daughters, Dewana Lee Smith and Candy Clarrissa Smith-Hollis (Kedric), grandchildren, Ashley Files (Casey), Katlyn Smith, McChael Smith (Macy), Stephanie Vickery, Trace Vickery, Kali Smith, Brooklynn Hollis, Elijah Hollis, step-grandchildren, Chase Cochran (Morgan) and Zack Cochran (Katie), nine great grandchildren, sister, Bobbie Garrett (Bill) and a brother, Tony Smith (Susan) and a host of nieces, nephews and other close family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Flora Mae Smith, siblings, Wayne Harold Smith, William Ellis Smith, Mary Frances Bostick and Jimmy Terrell Smith and his beloved dog “Animal” that was by his side for 13 years.
Jerry will be truly missed by, his loving wife of 57 years, his children, grandchildren, and his friends. The family would like to thank, Amedisys Hospice for their compassion and care during this time.
Funeral services for Jerry will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home. Pastor Willie Joe Hollis and Pastor Jeremy Harris will officiate. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Smith family.
Mrs. Wendi Rae Ates, age 72 of Winfield formerly of Iowa, passed away on Monday October 11, 2021 at her residence. Mrs. Ates was born on November 11, 1948 to Henry and Geraldine Hendrickson in Iowa. Wendi was a member of Faith Fellowship Church of Winfield. She is survived by her husband of 37 years, Truman Ates, daughter, Michelle Hennicke (George) and a sister, Nanci Boten (Art). She was preceded in death by her father, Henry Hendrickson. A memorial service will announce later. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Ates family.
Mrs. Jodi Lynn Eauclair, age 63 of Winfield passed away on Thursday, September 30, 2021.
Jodi was born on March 29, 1958 in Elmhurst, IL. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mrs. Eauclair leaves behind her husband, Paul Eauclair of Winfield, daughters, Jayd Jones (Cameron) of Douglasville, GA, Amber Grimes and her fiancé Austin Spralding of Adamsville, AL, sons, Joshua Grimes of Double Springs, AL, and Jason Grimes (Jennifer) of Myrtle Beach, SC, grandchildren, Karley Grimes, Kaylee Grimes, Carson Jones, TJ Grimes, Jenna Grimes, Austin Flanagin, Jordan Boone, Harley Boone, sister, Jami Biles (Michael) of GA, brothers, James Krenek (Deb) of IL, and Jerrold Krenek, Sr. of GA, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Geraldine Mount.
A memorial service for Jodi will be announced later.
Bowen Funeral Home serving the Eauclair family.
Mr. Robert Lee Miles better known as Smiley, age 65 of Winfield passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at his residence.
Mr. Miles was born on July 3, 1956 to John and Vesta Miles in Tennessee. Smiley was a United States Army and National Guard veteran serving his country for 32 years. He was a jack-of-all-trades, working in sawmills, farming, mobile home escorts, and helping others in any way. Smiley was a family man, he loved spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Mr. Miles is survived by his wife of 39 years, Cris Anne Miles, his daughters, April Miles Miller of Cullman, Stephane Miles (Barry Woods) of Jasper, Heather Lawrence (Joe) of Exeter, MO, Nicole Miles (Jeremy Sanders) of Hamilton, and Carol Miles (Jason Seals) of Guin, sons, Jason Miles and Devin Miles both of Winfield, 13 grandchildren and 1 great grandson, sisters, Janet Sprinkle (Randy) of Brilliant and Lillie Sipes of Winfield, brothers, Bill Johnson (Tammy) of Winfield, Tommy Miles (Paula) of Texas and Timmy Miles of Texas, best friends, Randy Guyton and David Gann a host of nieces, nephews, and adopted children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Frank Jr Miles and Vesta Louise Johnson Miles, brother, Jackie Miles and Larry Miles, and sisters, Opal Dean and Brenda Alonzo.
Funeral services for Mr. Miles will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Harmony Grove Baptist Church Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Miles family.