Mr. Kermit K Key, age 79, of Winfield passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2024 in the Diversicare Nursing Facility. Mr. Key was born on December 23, 1944 in Carbon Hill, Alabama to Mack Nolan and Edith Darty Key. Kermit was a logger for many years before beginning his own lawn care business which he ran until his retirement. When he wasn’t working Kermit enjoyed watching westerns, fishing, listening to old country music, and spending time with his grandchildren.

Mr. Key is survived by his wife of 42 years, Shelia Sprinkle Key, daughters, Edith “Edie” Foster (Lee) and Rhonda Lenahan (Daniel Alcock), grandchildren, Stephanie Quinlan (Rick), Chase Cannon (Brandy), Hunter Ross Foster, and Keegan Foster, great grandchildren, Tyllie, Tom and Max Cannon, and Lee Roland, siblings, Kelly Key, Gus Key, Kenneth Key (Helen), Katherine Guthrie, Mack Key Jr. (Sissy), David Key, and Kelsey Key, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Key was preceded in death by children, Rodney and Cindy Key, grandson, Cameron Roland, and 4 siblings.

Funeral services for Mr. Key will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Johnson Cemetery in Fayette County. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Key family.

Rose Marie Yonge Carothers

August 5, 1941 – May 12, 2024

Rose Marie was born on August 5, 1941 to Christian Craig Yonge and Augusta Marie McGlamery Yonge in Americus, Georgia. She became the little sister to George Stephen Yonge who resides in Orlando, Florida. At 16, she became the elder sister to Christian Craig Yonge Jr. who died at the tender age of 13.

As a vivacious, intelligent, and athletic child she was a dancer and quite the entertainer in ballet, pointe and tap. Her mother was a talented seamstress and made all her beautiful recital costumes. Later on, Rose Marie’s beauty was second only to her dedication to her education. She was a “straight A” student, cheerleader, point guard in basketball (lettering all 4 years) and the Miss Sumter County beauty pageant winner for the Miss Georgia pageant in 1959.

After graduating from Americus High School, she attended Atlanta Business College. While there, she married Gene Reeves in 1961 who was also from Americus and attending the University of Georgia at the time. They returned home and quickly started a family. They had two daughters together, Tina Marie and Virginia Mildred "Millie". The marriage did not last and as a new single mother of two, she moved to Jacksonville, Florida in 1967.

The sunshine state allowed Rose Marie to shine also. It was there that she discovered her love for golf and found that she was made for the game. She became a pro golfer and won many tournaments throughout the southeast. She was competitive, outgoing, and adventurous. From golf tournaments to deep sea fishing, she set records in all she did.

The best record win of all was in 1974 when she met and married William "Bill" Raymond Carothers. He was the love of her life, and she was happier than ever before. Bill was originally from Winfield and his parents were getting older and in need of a helping hand. They decided to pack up the girls and new stepson William "Billy" Raymond Jr., from the big city of Jacksonville and move to Winfield, Alabama.

They both began working for the Winfield City School system, he was an elementary teacher and varsity coach and Rose Marie as the custodian of funds for the Board of Education. She eventually worked at the Fayette County Board of Education and retired after 30 years. During their marriage they welcomed and helped raise many beautiful grandchildren: Kayla Marie Carothers (John) Hasty, Brianna Rose Sandlin (Wayne) Creel, Johnathon Adam Sandlin (Julie), Jacob “Jake” Dale Palmer (Emily), Zachary “Zac” Shaler Carothers, Dylan Cane Carothers and Haley Sue Carothers. In 2011 her loving husband passed away from Alzheimer’s disease. She cared for him at home for 10 years prior to his death and mourned him until her own battle from the awful disease ended at the age of 82.

Her life was truly an honorable one. As described by her granddaughter, she was a God-fearing woman, the partner in adventures, financial advisor, secret keeper, the rock of their foundation, spiritual leader and teacher, and best friend. We have all been blessed to have known her and she will forever be the light at the core of our souls to continue to guide us through life and into paradise.

Rose Marie was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, husband, and great-granddaughter. She leaves behind 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services for Mrs. Carothers will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11:30 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 10:30a.m. until 11:30a.m. at the funeral home.

Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Carothers family.

Mr. Douglas Leland Doss better known as Doug, age 82, of the Bazemore community passed away on Tuesday, May 7, 2024 at his residence. Mr. Doss was born in Winfield, Alabama on March 10, 1942 to Bob and Mary Jo May Doss. Doug attended Whites Chapel Church of Christ and was a 1961 graduate of Winfield City High School. He was employed with Reltoc Manufacturing for 10 years before moving to the Fayette County Commission where he worked as an equipment operator for 25 years until his retirement. In his spare time Doug was an avid hunter. He enjoyed being outdoors, he liked to collect ginger root, and could name any plant he ran across.

Mr. Doss is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maudie Dunavant Doss, brother Mike Doss (Betty) of Huntsville, and a host of nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews that he thought of as his grandchildren.

In addition to his parents Mr. Doss was preceded in death by his daughter, Anita Doss, and sisters, Becky Wood, Susan Cochran, and Ramona Keeton.

A graveside services for Mr. Doss will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. from the Whites Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery.

Mr. Timothy Wayne Foster better known as Tim, age 55, of the Glen Allen community passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2024 at his residence. Tim was born in Fayette, Alabama on December 19, 1968 to Wayne Foster and Sharlene McGee Foster Stough. He was a graduate of Hubbertville High School. Tim served his country for 20 years in the United States Navy before retiring as a Chief Petty Officer. He was an avid Alabama fan and enjoyed going to home games for many years with his grandfather and aunt Sherry. In his spare time Tim enjoyed reading, antiquing, and thrifting.

Mr. Foster is survived by sons, Hunter Chase Foster of Colorado, and Colton Blake Foster of Tuscaloosa, half-brother, Dusty Stough (Cari) of Hubbertville, father, Wayne Foster of Fayette, aunts, Sandra Hindman of Tuscaloosa, and Sherry White (Robert) of Pelham, and a host of friends.  

Mr. Foster was preceded in death by his mother, Sharlene Stough, fiancé Angie Tucker and grandparents, Riley and Carolyn McGee and Grady and Kate Foster.

Funeral services for Tim will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2024 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Chapel with burial to follow in the Whites Chapel Church of Christ Cemetery. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 12:00 noon until 1:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home.

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