On the clear, crisp, cool morning of October 16, 2023 Audrey Charlene Baccus made the transition from this life into the next. She was born the middle child of five on February 11, 1937. She married Charles Rayburn Baccus on July 16, 1955 not long after she graduated High School in Winfield. They were married 65 years. Charlene’s greatest love and joy was for her family. She will be greatly missed but the healing of heaven and her faith in Christ give the family comfort, especially after dealing with pancreatic cancer for the last couple of years.
Charlene is preceded in death by her husband, Charles Rayburn Baccus, an infant daughter, Pricilla, parents, John Pearson and Audrey Humber, her brothers, Pearson Melvin and John Louie Humber. She is survived by her sisters, Lurene Corkren and Ilene Hayes, her son Rev. Steve Baccus and his wife Donna, daughter, Denise Starbird and husband Edwin, her grandchildren Matthew Baccus and his wife Mary Beth, and Christina Starbird. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren Anslee, Addie, and Raylan, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Service of Death and Resurrection will be held at Bowen Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 19. There will be a time of visitation with the family from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM. Please send no flowers. Donations in Charlene’s honor may be made out to HOPE Church, 805 Crest Drive, Gardendale, Alabama 35071, or to the Grigg’s Place Cemetery fund.
Heartfelt thanks goes to Anissa Blair and Hospice of Northwest Alabama, Inc. for their loving care and concern. Thanks also to Tammy and the wonderful staff at Country Place in Winfield, and to our amazing Alicia Bratton and her Mom Frankie Jean Humber for always being there for Charlene. We love you all!
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Baccus family.
Mrs. Jewell Dean McQuaig Lawrence, age 87 of Winfield passed away on Sunday, October 15, 2023 in the DCH Regional Medical Center in Tuscaloosa. Jewell was born on April 8, 1936 in Haleyville, Alabama to William and Vaudie Burleson McQuaig.
Mrs. Lawrence was a member of the Hillcrest Church of Christ and a 1955 graduate of Winfield City High School. Jewell was employed for over 20 years with Clifford Industry and was co-owner of Lawrence Funeral Home in Winfield for 30 years. She enjoyed working in her flowers and sewing.
Mrs. Lawrence is survived by her grandson, Tyler Lawrence of Winfield, and her great grandson and pride and joy, Bradon Lawrence of Macon, MS, her daughter in law, Tina Smith (Neal) of Macon, MS, nephew, Bruce McQuaig and a host of other nieces, nephews, church family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Lawrence, her son, Randy Lawrence, her parents, and brothers, Bill and Jim McQuaig.
A private family graveside service was held for Mrs. Lawrence from the Winfield City Cemetery.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Lawrence family.
Mrs. Judy Faye Hall, age 72, of the Hubbertville Community passed away on Saturday, October 14, 2023 at her residence. Mrs. Hall was born in Fayette County, Alabama on November 25, 1950 to William Burton and Ruby Frances Dozier Smith. She was a member of the Hubbertville Church of Christ and a 1969 graduate of Hubbertville High School. After high school she furthered her education at Brewer State Community College in Fayette. Judy spent much of her life as a home maker and as a bus driver for the Fayette County School System before her retirement. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, working with flowers, shopping and taking care of her grandchildren.
Mrs. Hall is survived by her husband of 56 years, Johnny Hall, children, Amy Hall (Curtis), and Jonathan Hall (Sherry), grandchildren, Cody Whitehead, Courtney Gardner (Cody), Devin Lane (Desiree), Lavin Johnson (Mikey), and Faith Hall, great-grandchildren, Lane Ethridge, Peyton Gardner, Caroline Yerby, Cooper Lane, Chandler Whitehead, Kendall Johnson, Evalyn Jones, Stella Johnson, and Adalyne Lane, sisters, Marie Tucker and Gail Lewis, sister-in-law, Diane Smith, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charlton, Arthur C., William “Bill”, and David Smith, sisters, Juanita, Joanne, and Janice Smith, sister-in-law, Janet Hall Berryhill, brother-in-law, Terry Tucker, parents-in-law, J.P. Hall and Inez Hall Herren, and nephews, Nick and Jason Smith.
Funeral services for Judy will be held on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 2:00 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 Monday, October 16, 2023 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Hall family.
John Day Moore, 84, passed this earthly existence on Oct. 10, 2023, at home in Winfield, surrounded by his wife, daughters and son-in-law. He was born on April 21, 1939, in Oakman, Alabama, the only beloved child to John (Slim) and Willie Pearl (Bill) Day Moore. He is survived by his wife, Frances Whitson Moore of Winfield, daughters Cindy (Todd) Wakefield of Baton Rouge and Karen (Jeff) Marshall of Alabaster, grandchildren Kamden and Jack Marshall and Jace Wakefield, and sister-in-law Sarah Riley of Winfield. He was preceded in death by his parentsJohn and Willie Pearl Moore.
John was an Elder of the Winfield Church of Christ, served for many years as a trustee at Hubbertville School and retired after 45 years as a lineman from Alabama Power Company. He was also a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served on the USS Saratoga.
John Day Moore loved a good joke. And a bad joke. The worse the better. The “dad jokes” that make you roll your eyes or even sigh in disbelief over how bad they are. He spent countless minutes making up jokes just to test them on his daughters or his friends on Facebook. No one was immune to his sense of humor. Not the wait staff at restaurants, or the friends of his grandkids, or strangers on the street. And the more responses – such as groans or boos - he solicited, the better. His biting sense of humor and sharp wit never wavered. In fact, when the hospice nurse came for the first time to explain the process, she asked if he had any questions. Without skipping a beat, he asked, “What is the capital of Idaho?”
He loved the outdoors. He could tell you the species of any tree, plant or animal, especially birds. He identified several of the largest trees of a particular species throughout Alabama and there are still plaques in parks next to the trees he pointed out. He loved floating down rivers with his good friend Carl Porter. He built swings at the local watering hole in Hubbertville and taught many kids how to swim, then dive and flip off the swing and the diving board in his backyard pool. He was also a talented gymnast and tumbler.
He loved music, particularly Bluegrass. He was a mean dobro player and loved to pick and grin with friends on many a weekend, where he would break into a yodel at any moment.
He loved his friends, his church and especially his family. He was married to his sweetheart, Frances, for more than 54 years. They spent several years after retirement traveling across the country, Canada and the Caribbean. He was a devoted son to his parents, and he was the best dad that two girls could ask for. He doted on his three grandchildren, who lovingly called him “Papa John.”
Mr. John D. Moore, age 84 of Winfield passed away on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Funeral services for Mr. Moore will be held on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. from the Winfield Church of Christ with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Friday from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the church.
Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield, Alabama serving the Moore family.