Mr. Freddy Harold Hickman, age 75, of Hamilton, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at his residence. Freddy served in the United States Navy and retired from Witichen Supply in Birmingham.

Freddy is survived by his wife of 53 years, Mary Evans Hickman, his grandchildren, Crystal Marbrey (Thomas) of Newburn, TN, Kara Campbell (Derek) of Ridgely, TN, and Eric Campbell of Halls, TN, great grandchildren, Riker and Mason Campbell, sisters, Ruby Burnice Farris (Jimmy), Reba Marguerita Alexander (Bob), Paulette Gann (Snook), Jackie Hollingsworth (Dale), Mary Kay Webster (Don) of Guin-Win, brothers, Kenneth “Billie Joe” Hickman (Linda) and Roger Dale Hickman (Cathy), brothers in law, Eddie Evans (Diane) and Ray Evans (Melanie) and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd Isaac Hickman and Mary Margaret Miles Hickman, his daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Campbell, brothers, Johnnie Hickman and Donald Hickman, sisters in law, Betty Hickman, Carolyn Hickman, and Louise Evans, and a brother in law, Edward Evans.

A memorial service for Freddy will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 3 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home.

Mrs. Melba Ann Smith, age 78, of Winfield, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her residence. Melba was loved far and wide and touched many lives throughout the years with her kind words and her big smile.

Melba was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Smith, her parents, Hedrick Hill and Nellie Tittle Hill, brothers, Marshall Hill and Wayne Hill. She is survived by her children, Mikki Smith (Randy Channell), Kim Norris (Kevin), Kyle Smith and Leigh Smith (Charles), grandchildren, Alayna Norris, Zane Miles (Danielle), Dakary Miles (Leslie), Braden Miles (Brandi), Kelby Smith (Miranda), Kamron Smith, great grandchildren, Milleigh, Hutch, Hank, Hoyt, Case, Brileigh and Braelynn on the way, a brother, Arnnie Hill (Brenda), and her nephews, Vander Hill, Ashley Hill and Jason Hill, and a host of family and friends.

Funeral services for Mrs. Smith will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. The visitation will be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Zane Miles will be the officiating minister. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Smith family.

Mrs. Betty Sue Wolfe Russell, age 76 of Winfield, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Kemp Meadows Assisted Living Center in Winfield. Mrs. Russell was preceded in death by her husband, J.B. Russell, and her parents, Carson Kyle Wolfe and Mahala Meeks Wolfe. Mrs. Russell was well known for her cake baking skills, she was employed with the U.S. Postal Service for many years, serving as Post Master at Glen Allen Post Office in Glen Allen, AL. She is survived by her Children, Marty (Becky) Russell of Montgomery, Sue (Dowell) Clark of Winfield, and Joanne Hill of Cullman, her grandchildren, Bethany (Ryan) Jones of Lakeville, Minnesota, Hannah (Matthew) Wedemeyer of Cheungdu, China, Rachel (Dylan) Hoover of Birmingham, Joshua Russell of Montgomery, Jessica Clark Vickery of Winfield, Brett (Shadon) Clark of Virginia, Kyle (Nicole) Clark of Fayette, AL, Layla Hill of Winfield and Blue Hill of Fayette, and a host of great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.  Funeral services for Mrs. Russell will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27, 2020 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Goodwater Cemetery.  Jimmy Swindle will officiate.  The visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. (service time) on Monday at the funeral home.  In Lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the "Autism Speaks", organization, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Russell family.  

Mr. Harold Edsel Cotton, age 75, of Brilliant, passed away at his residence Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Mr. Cotton was a 1963 graduate of Brilliant High School and worked for many years in the coal mines.

Harold is survived by his children, Crystal Cotton Nelson (Mike) of Winfield, Darren Cotton of Brilliant, Wesley Cotton of Winfield, grandchildren, James Dakota Cotton (Ally) of San Diego, CA, Dylan Cotton of Brilliant, Sawyer Nelson (Chante’) of Winfield, Seth Nelson of Winfield, Brody Miller of Winfield, Dawson Cotton of Jacksonville, NC, Mackenzie Bourland (Mason) of Tuscaloosa, Dani Beth Cotton, Jack Cotton, and Avery Cotton all of Arley, great grandchildren, Emma Cotton of Curry and Hwarang Cotton of San Diego, CA, brothers, Donny Cotton of Winfield and Mike Cotton (Teresa) of Winfield. He was preceded in death by his wife, Sheena Flippo Cotton and his parents, William Jasper “Jack” Cotton and Helen Christine “Chick” Franklin Cotton.

A memorial service for Harold will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. Jerry Self will be the officiating minister. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (service time) on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Brilliant Gym renovation fund in memory of Harold Cotton; Brilliant School c/o Coach Ryan Sanderson, 690 Main Street, Brilliant, AL 35548. Bowen Funeral home serving the Cotton family.

Bowen Funeral home serving the Cotton family.