Brother Billy Ray Sullins, age 66 of Winfield, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 in the St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham,
Billy was born on January 9, 1955 in Hamilton, AL to Causton and Helen Sullins. He was a 1973 graduate of Hamilton High School and Pastored along with his wife Sissy at The Oasis Church in Winfield. Billy loved the Lord and had dedicated his life to Him, spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was a talented carpenter and fisherman. He loved building handcrafted and vintage birdhouses and was known by many as “The Birdhouse Man”.
Billy was preceded in death by his parents, Causton and Helen Sullins, a brother, Jimmy Sullins, sister, Sue Armstrong, sister-in-law, Opel Sullins, brother-in-law, Rex Whitehead, and fathers-in-law, Jo Davis and Rusty Whitehead.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sissy Sullins, children, Ben Sullins (Carrie), and Shondra Podmore (Keith), grandchildren, Chris, Karley, Kenzey, Brooklyn, and Kennady, god granddaughter, Halle, brothers, Buddy Sullins (Linda) and Stevie Sullins (Kathy), mother-in-law, Shirley Whitehead, sister-in-law, Gina Lynn (Bryon) and Debbie Whitehead, brothers-in-law, Larry Armstrong (Gloria), and John Davis (Wanda), godchildren, Darin and Cynthia Pate, a very special friend that he loved like a brother, Dr. Timothy Murray, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, his church family and close special friends.
Funeral services for Billy will be held on Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. The visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with services to follow. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to; Colon Cancer Coalition, 5666 Lincoln Dr., #270, Edina, MN 55436, 952-378-1237 or Conquer Cancer with a Donation www.conquer.org/donate in Billy’s memory.
Mr. Larry Wayne Humbracht, age 76 of Winfield formerly of Bartlett, IL passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at his residence.
Mr. Humbracht was born on April 24, 1945 in Elgin, IL to Louis and Gladys Humbracht. He was member of Emanuel Church of Christ in Bartlett, IL and a 1963 graduate of Elgin High School in Elgin, IL. Larry was a Volunteer Firemen for the Bartlett Fire Department, and a truck driver for many years until opening his own restaurant / bar named, “Bracht’s Place” in Bartlett, IL. He enjoyed restoring antiques cars, tractors, farming and traveling.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Gladys Schick Humbracht. He is survived by his wife. Barbara Humbracht, children, Jimmy Humbracht (Brenda), Becky Frye (Bucky), Jennifer Rutkowski (Jeff) and stepson, Ricky Dodd (Vera), grandchildren, Stefan (Kaleena) Rutkowski, Adam and Owen Frye, Ben and Sam Humbracht, step grandchildren, Kim Whitehead (Josh), Dana Brubaker (Brian), Melissa Dupuis (Logan), 11 great grandchildren, a brother, Lyndon Humbracht and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A memorial service for Mr. Humbracht will be held on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Winfield City Fire Department in Larry’s memory. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Humbracht family.
Barbara Faye Bussey, age 78 of Winfield passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in the Diversicare Health Care Center in Winfield.
Barbara was born on October 8, 1942 in Winfield, AL to Benny L. and Annie Lou Bussey. She was a 1961 graduate of Winfield City High School. Barbara was employed for 20 years with the Winfield Public Library and retired in 2004 from the Northwest Medical Center in Winfield after over 20 years of service in the dietary department.
She is survived by her sisters, Betty A. Miles and Bennie Lou Spann, nieces, Vanessa M. Brewer (Dan), Crystal Bussey, Pamela Davis, Renna Boman, Michelle McDowell, a host of great nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
A private family service will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 from the Bowen Funeral Home with burial in the Winfield City Cemetery. In lieu of Flowers the family request that donations be made to; Hospice of Northwest Alabama 1315 US Highway 43, Winfield, AL 35594 · (205) 487-8140. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Bussey Family.
Mr. Ted Lemaris Raburn, age 83 of Winfield passed away on Monday July 5, 2021 at his residence. Ted was born on January 28, 1938 in Winfield, AL to Hershel and Sammie Raburn. He was a member of Zion Missionary Baptist Church, and the Winfield Masonic Lodge #304. Mr. Raburn was a 1956 graduate of Winfield City High School, a Veteran of the Army National Guard and retired from the 3M Company after 36 years of service.
Mr. Raburn is survived by his wife of almost 65 years, Beverly Raburn, children, Michael Raburn, Dwayne Raburn, and Cathy Rayburn, grandchildren, Alex Raburn, Gill Chaffin, Melanie Carter, Chris Chaffin, Tess Raburn, John Raburn, Kaleb Blackburn, Nathan Bowling and Madison Bowling, siblings, Lynn (Brenda) Raburn and Marilyn (David) Duncan, sons-in-law, Jesse Rivers and Ronnie Chaffin, daughters-in-law, Donna Raburn, Tracy Raburn, and Tamera Bowling. Ted was preceded in death by a daughter, Lisa Raburn Chaffin, parents, Hershel Raburn and Sammie Shirey Raburn, stepmother, Grace Hopkins Raburn, and his grandparents, G. C. and Minnie Raburn and Mancel and Margie Bates Shirey.
Funeral services for Mr. Raburn will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral home chapel with burial to follow in the Zion Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Raburn family.