Mrs. Betty Lou Lenahan Wright, age 80 of Guin, went to be with her Lord and Savior her residence on Friday, February 21, 2020.
Betty was born on April 14, 1939 in Winfield, Alabama, to William Lenahan and Cora Lenahan. Mrs. Wright was a 1957 graduate of Winfield City High School and a member and deacon’s wife of Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She worked at several sewing plants in the surrounding areas for many years before becoming a homemaker. Betty enjoyed sewing and crocheting and being with her family.
Mrs. Wright is survived by her husband of 62 years, Ronald Arthur Wright, her daughter, Teresa Meshel Jones (Jimmy) of Guin, grandchildren, Delaney Jones (Tyler Berry) of Haleyville, Jessica Palmer (Jason) of Amory, MS, Dakota Jones of Guin and Justin Jones of Carbon Hill, a great grandchild, Copelynn Nicholle Berry, her brothers, Bobby Joe Lenahan (Dianne) of Cary, NC, and Jerry Lenahan (Nell) of Winfield and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives, and close friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Clayburn Lenahan and Cora Humber Lenahan, a son, Roland Anthony Wright and a brother, John Earl Lenahan.
The funeral service for Mrs. Wright will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Zion Missionary Baptist Church with a graveside service to follow in the adjoining cemetery. Brother Steve Merrit will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (service time) at the church. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Wright family.
Mr. Jerry Ray McGaha, better known as Ray, age 81, of Winfield, passed away Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at the UAB Medical Center in Birmingham.
Ray was born on July 30, 1938 in Kansas, AL to Columbus Alvin McGaha, Sr. and Mary Edith Latham McGaha. Mr. McGaha was a graduate of Thomas W. Martin High School and the University of Alabama. In 1988 he was recognized as a Distinguished Engineering Fellow by the University of Alabama School of Engineering. He was a member of the Winfield First Baptist Church and retired as Senior Vice President of Sales and Engineering from Continental Conveyor. After his retirement from Continental Conveyor, Ray served as the President of J. Raymac Incorporated and Director at Overland Conveyor Company.
Mr. McGaha is survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia Chandler McGaha, his daughter, Jeanene McGaha Ray (Courtney) of Cartersville, GA, son, Jerry Ray McGaha II, of Winfield, grandsons, Drew Mullins and Ben Mullins both of Winfield, a brother, Jesse McGaha (Angeline) of Winfield and a sister in law, Marguritte McGaha of Gardendale and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, C. A. McGaha, Sr, and Edith Latham McGaha, sisters and brothers, Frances Edith McGaha Dye, and Patricia Ann McGaha, Joe Marion McGaha, Kelly Swindle McGaha, C. A. McGaha, Jr, George Lawrence McGaha.
Memorial service for Mr. McGaha will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. from the Winfield First Baptist Church. The visitation will be Saturday, February 22, 2020 from 1:00 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 Baptist Church building fund. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the McGaha family.
Mr. Calvin Maurice Haney, age 57 of the Twin Community, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020, at his residence. Calvin was born on December 3, 1962 in Moline, IL to, Maurice Ray Haney and Francis Marie Bell Haney.
He grew up in Moline, IL and played All Star Baseball in his youth, later on he began working at the Quad City Downs, a horse track in East Moline, IL. Calvin then moved to Guin, AL (Twin) where he has lived for the last 38 years and began working for Continental Conveyor in Winfield, AL and retired after 25 years, in this time he also met the love of his life Melissa Dove, and was married on July 3, 2010. He was a member of the Winfield City Family Church and was involved in building of the new church on Hwy 129. Calvin had a big heart and always tried to find ways to help those in need. He had many joys in life including playing BB guns with his grandson, Rowyn, watching Alabama football, singing karaoke, cooking, and caring for his animals. One of his fondest memory that he spoke of was a trip with his pastor and friend, Dewayne Smith, horseback riding down the Western North Carolina Wagon Train.
Calvin is survived by his wife, Melissa Alma Dove Haney, his children, Andrew Inman and Angela Inman, grandson, Rowyn Glover, nieces, Andrea Terry (Jamie), Renae Pinion (Joe), nephews, Ryan Haney (Heather), Jeremy Goetz (Heather), and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Maurice Ray Haney and Francis Marie Bell Haney, a brother, Danny Ray Haney and a nephew, Gabriel Haney.
The funeral service for Mr. Haney will be held on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. The visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Bro. Dewayne Smith will be the officiating minister. A private family burial will be held on Thursday, February, 20, 2020 in the Mt. Pisgah cemetery near Twin. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Haney family.
Mrs. Dena Linley Franklin Bear, age 82, of Huntsville, formerly of Brilliant, passed away on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in the Hospice Family Care Center in Huntsville.
Dena was born on April 16, 1937 in Brilliant, AL to Andrew “Dude” Linley and Hassie White Linley, she was a member of Mastin Lake Church of Christ in Huntsville
Mrs. Bear is survived by her daughters, Dulcie Franklin, Donna Franklin and Debbie Wilbourn (Tommy) all of Huntsville, granddaughters, Tracy Valenzuela (Rob), Karen Langford (Kai), Kim Porter, Kellen Casey Pottraz (Joe), great grandchildren, Cristian, Brody and Abigail Langford, Kai Valenzuela, Anna-Lin Casey and Stella Humphres, and her sisters, Hazel Lee, Willie Vinston and Penny Lauderdale, and a host of nieces, nephews and other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Linley and Hassie White Linley, her husband, Lucky Bear, and a granddaughter, Linley Wilbourn.
The funeral service for Mrs. Bear will be held on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Garden. James Wyers will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Brilliant High School Gym Renovation, c/o Coach Ryan Sanderson 690 Main Street, Brilliant, AL 35548 in memory of Dena. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Bear family.