Ms. Barbara “Bobbie” McConnell Spann age 85 of Winfield passed away on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at her residence.

Bobbie was born on November 29, 1934 to William O’Connell McConnell and Martha Marie Perry McConnell in Winfield, AL. Ms. Spann was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church. She was a 1955 graduate of Winfield City High School and attended the University of Alabama. Bobbie worked for Dr. Raj Sehgal in Winfield, Dr. Jasper Moore in Guin and Carraway Hospital as a medical secretary for many years. She later worked at Wal-Mart and the Gold Connection until her retirement. Bobbie also took great pride in her floral design and art work.

She is survived by her sisters, Pat Fowler (Larry) and Zokie Norris (Ronald) all of Winfield, niece, Cindy Reed of Winfield, nephews, Ron Norris of Winfield and Shane Fowler of Destin, FL, great nieces and nephews, Brooke, Chip, Brett and Hilarie and many other relatives, church family and friends. She was preceded in death by her son, Frankie Spann and her parents, William and Martha McConnell.

A family graveside service for Bobbie will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the McConnell Family Cemetery in Fayette. Brother Venlon Bradford will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Spann family.

Mr. Jimmy Burleson age 83 of Winfield, passed away on Saturday October 10th 2020 at his residence. Funeral services for Mr. Burleson will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14, from the Winfield First Baptist Church with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Wednesday at the church. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Burleson family.

Mr. Oliver “Preacher” Ayers, age 86 of Winfield passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 in the North Mississippi Medical Center.  Mr. Ayers was a mechanic for International Harvester for many years. He had many other jobs and duties: truck driver, bentonite mining, husband, father & grandfather but one of the things he loved most was spreading the Gospel of Jesus.

Mr. Ayers is survived by his Children: Lola (Bob) Baird of Blountsville, Freda Hollis of Winfield, Edward (Martha) Ayers of Winfield, son-in-law Steve Sawyer of Greenwood Springs; Grandchildren: Bobby (Christina) Baird, Stephanie Sawyer, Anthony (Jessica) Hollis, Beverly (Matthew) Abbott, Marsha (Jamey) Reid, Brandy Baird, Benita Hollis, Eddie (Kristy) Ayers, Stephen (Daphne) Sawyer, Sammy (Kristina) Sawyer; Sister: Billy Faye Key; Brother: Bobby Ray Ayers and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years Lola Bernice Southern Ayers and late wife Lillian Parr Ayers; Daughter: Carolyn Sawyer, Granddaughter: Angela Hollis; Son-in-law: Dennis Hollis; Sisters: Gladys Sprinkle, Dociefene Johnson and Myrtie Hawkins; Brothers: Alton, Junior and Lavaughn Ayers.

A celebration of life “going home” graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at the Pine Torch Cemetery near Moulton in the Bankhead National Forest.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Ayers family.

Mr. Leburn Don Stovall, age 77 of Winfield, passed away, Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at the DCH Medical Center in Tuscaloosa.

Don was born on October 23, 1942 to Daniel Leburn Stovall and Mattie Ruth Pollard Stovall. Mr. Stovall was a member of the Winfield Freewill Baptist Church. Don was a 1961 graduate of Brilliant High School. Don worked several years in strip mining and Continental Conveyor Company. Mr. Stovall was also Marion County Commissioner for District 4 for many years.

Mr. Stovall is survived by his two sons, Donny Stovall (Angie) and Scott Stovall, three grandchildren, Hagen (Meg), Payton (fiancé, Megan James) and Kaylee Stovall, a brother, Roger Stovall (Gloria) and a brother in law, Larry Smith. Don was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Ann Stovall, parents, Daniel and Mattie Stovall a sister, Diann Smith and brother Bobby Gene Stovall.

Due to circumstances beyond our control the funeral services for Mr. Stovall has been postponed until a later date.  Bowen Funeral Home will update information as it becomes available.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Stovall family.  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Stovall family.