Mr. Christian Bloch better known as Chris, age 54, of Winfield formerly of Waycross, GA, passed away Sunday January 27, 2019 in the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield. Mr. Bloch was materials manager for Clayton Homes for over 18 years. He served in the United States Army from 1986 to 1991. Between 1990 and 1991 he served in Desert Storm and Desert Shield. Chris loved to play golf, the Tennessee Volunteers and the Denver Broncos. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Gwendolyn Bloch of Winfield, 3 daughters, Katelyn Bloch and Fiancé Jacob Gibson of Waycross, Georgia, Makenzie Bloch of Waycross, Georgia, and Emma Bloch of Winfield, an uncle, Soren Bloch of Saint Helena, CA, his mother and father in law, Phillis and Ray Carney of Clarksville, TN and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ole and Anneliese Mueller Bloch. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening, January 30, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Bowen Funeral Home in Winfield, with further arrangements made later in Waycross, Georgia. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving Mr. Bloch’s Family.
Mr. Howard Dickinson, Jr. better known as Junior, age 78, of Winfield passed away Friday, January 25, 2019 at his residence. Junior was employed by Continental Conveyor Company in Winfield for 45 years.
Junior loved his wife and cared for her over the years and loved everyone, he was always willing to do anything to help anybody he could, but he especially loved his children, grandchildren, and his “fur babies”.
He is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Mildred Dickinson, daughter, Deborah Oelberg, son, Howard “Roy” Leroy Dickinson, III, grandchildren, Summer Noelle Dickinson Tucker (Jeffery Reed), Cody Charles Oelberg (Kayme), Elizabeth Brooke Edgil, Katie Corella Cook, great grandchildren, Madison, Taylor, Ashlyn, Addison, Dalton, Belle, Bailey, McKenzie and Drew, daughter in law, Libby Edgil, and his beloved pets, Christmas, Demi and Anna.
Junior was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Dickinson, Sr. and Geneva R. Snipes Dickinson, a grandson, Billy Dickinson, brother, Louis Dickinson, and two sisters, Eunice Dickinson Webster and Daisy Marie Dickinson Prescott.
Funeral services for Mr. Dickinson will be Thursday January 31, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home chapel. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (service time) on Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the New Liberty Cemetery near Fowlers Crossroads. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Dickinson family.
Mr. Robert Benjamin Miles, Sr. age 93, of Winfield passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 in the Diversicare Health Care Center in Winfield. Robert was born to John Frank Miles and Lillie Harbin Miles on June 16, 1925. Robert grew up in the Rock City community, went thru the 6th grade at Bobo elementary school, and later earned his GED through the GI Bill while serving in the U.S. Navy. Robert married his sweetheart, Lucille Black from Fayette and raised three children, Bobby, Helen, and Lillie. Robert worked several jobs, sometimes simultaneously, in order to provide for his family. He was employed at the Joslyn Steel Mill in Ft. Wayne, IN, five days a week and at a local service station on the weekends. Upon returning to Alabama, he worked for the Winfield Pepsi Company and Glen Allen Coal. Robert enjoyed playing music and working at his sawmill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Jenny Bell, Margaret, and Murral, four brothers, Jim, Donald, Junior and Arnold. He is survived by his children, Robert Miles, Jr. “Bobby” (Chesteen) of Winfield, Helen Henderson (Sam) of Fayette, and Lillie Everette (Benny) of Fayette, grandchildren, Sharon Dickinson (Steve), Kristy Corley (John), Michele Stanford (Craig), Ross Henderson (Revelle), Miles Henderson, Bryan Everette (Shari), Angela Cribb (Scott), great grandchildren, Kyle Rainey (Tasha), Kevin Rainey, Ryan Stanford, Kelsi Stanford, Allyson Afshar (Bryan), Brooke Hynds (Caleb), Rhett Henderson, Sadie Henderson, Isabel Henderson, Everette Cribb, Morgan Cribb, Aaron Cribb, Madison Cribb, and Lauren Cribb, great great grandchildren, Kolt Rainey, Ben, Bryce and Barrett Afshar, Harper and Callie Hynds, and three more on the way.
Funeral services for Robert will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Griggs Place Cemetery. The visitation will be from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. (service time) on Thursday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Miles Family.
Mrs. Charlene Bourland Holcomb, age 72 of Brilliant, passed away Friday January 19, 2018 in the DCH hospital in Tuscaloosa. Mrs. Holcomb was preceded in death by her parents, Bill Bourland and Bessie Estes Bourland, her husband, Robert Holcomb, one sister, Debra Franks, three brothers, Carlton Bourland, Willie Bourland, and David Bourland. She is survived by her children, Kimberly Holcomb (Herman Logan) of Winfield and Anthony Holcomb (Shae) of Brilliant, grandson, Dustin Markham (Ashley) of Huntsville, great grandchildren, Hallie and Luke Markham, special nieces, Holly Thornton (Donnie) and Monica Franks and special great nephew, Gabriel Thornton, sister, Millie Thompson (Harold) of Brilliant. Funeral services for Mrs. Holcomb will be held on Monday January 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening January 20. 2018 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Bro. Dwight Bailey and Bro. Greg Webb will be the officiating ministers. Honorary pallbearers will be, Terry Thompson, Jason Bourland, Carol Bourland, Gary Bourland, Greg Bourland, Will Bourland, Cole Fulmer, Mark Whitley, John Whitley. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Holcomb family.