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.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Hubbert family.

Cynthia Moore Lynn, age 65, of Brilliant passed away on Friday, February 16, 2024. Funeral services for Cynthia will be held on Monday, February 19, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Griggs Place Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

Reverend William Lewis Atkins better known at Brother “Widdy”, age 88 of Guin, passed away on Wednesday, February 7, 2024 in the North Mississippi Medical Center. Survivors include 3 sons, Allen Atkins (Kathy) of Guin, Randal Atkins (Phyllis) of Guin, and Shane Atkins (Stephanie) of Moundville, grandchildren, Tara Eller (Tim), Heath Atkins (Amanda), Kyle Atkins (Nicole), Kayla Baine (Nelson), Victoria Roe (Trent), and William Cade Atkins , great grandchildren, Michael Howard (Perry), Corey Eller (Brittany), Andrew Eller, Chris Eller (Taylor), Kara Eller, Logan Atkins, Carson Atkins, Addison Atkins, Hannah Atkins, Kayson Baine, and Lillian Baine, 8 great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and other family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Wates Atkins, father, Belton “Dock” Atkins, mother, Mary “Cook” Atkins, brothers, Bobby Dean Atkins, and Franklin Atkins, sisters, Betty McDonald, and Wilma Palmer.

He was a longtime resident of Guin and former student-athlete of Marion County High School class of 1954. Brother “Widdy” accepted Christ in the early 1960’s while working in the Quad Cities area in Northwestern Illinois- Iowa with John Deere Company. Shortly thereafter he entered the ministry and learned Spanish to reach more people. He also witnessed to many prisoners while they were incarcerated. He returned to Alabama in 1964 to pastor Mt. Willing Freewill Baptist Church in Fayette County. He subsequently pastored Free Waters (Guin), Mt. Pleasant (Brilliant), Pleasant Ridge (Hamilton), Pleasant Site (Detroit), Barnesville (Hamilton), Poplar Log (Hamilton), and Bethlehem Freewill Baptist where he remained an active member. This culminated 54 years of pastoring area Freewill Baptist Churches. Brother “Widdy” was also known for many revivals that crossed state lines, and for using his vocation/job and primary hobby, hunting, to further his ministry. He inspired his family to hunt, perform Christian music, play sports, but most of all live a good Christian life. He will be missed by many, but currently is in heaven rejoicing with the angels.

Funeral services for Reverend Atkins will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 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 on Friday evening from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home serving the Atkins Family.

Mary Jim Black 96, a long-time resident of Winfield AL and most recently of Birmingham AL passed away peacefully on Sunday February 4th surrounded by the people she loved.

Mary Jim was preceded in death by her parents Monroe and Edna Gann, and by her beloved husband, of 74 years Edwin Black.

She is survived be her daughters Miriam Black Smith, Jane Black Percy, by her son in law Alan Percy, by her grandchildren Anna Lane, Meredith Lane Lee and her husband Joseph Lee and by Jason and Gann Smith.

Mary Jim was employed by the Northwest Regional Library for many years.

A graveside service and burial will be conducted at the Winfield City Cemetery at 1:00 Wednesday February 14th 2024.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Black family.