Mr. James William Barnett, better known as “Bill”, age 81 of Winfield, passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo. Bill was a 1958 graduate of Phillips High School. He retired from Phifer Wire Products after many years of long road truck driving; but his favorite jobs were farming and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Joe and Pearlie Hicks Barnett, a brother, Raymond Barnett, and 3 sisters, Ora Mae Linley, Sylvia Williford, and Pauline “Polly” Dodd. Bill is survived by his children, Earl Barnett and Chris Barnett of Winfield, a daughter, Veronica “Ronnie” Edwards of Guin, granddaughter, Brookelynn Rea (Dusty) of Winfield, a brother, Ray Barnett of Winfield, sisters, Christine Jackson of Haleyville, Earnestine Britnell of Haleyville, Nora Corkren of Brilliant, Brenda Ward of Brilliant, Jackie McInnish of Bear Creek, and Ann Dykes of Brilliant, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Bill will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020 from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Sunday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Barnett family.
Mrs. Carmela LaGala Chestnut, age 86 of Winfield passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her family. Carmela was born to Fernando LaGala and Vicenza Peruzzi on October 12, 1933 in Naples, Italy. She was a member of the Winfield Freewill Baptist Church, and was a loving, wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She is survived by her children, Billy Chestnut (Patricia) of Fredericksburg, VA, and Lisa Chestnut Young, of Winfield, her grandchildren, Brandi Segraves (Chris) of Winfield, Jennifer Hood (Kody) of Double Springs, Olivia Franklin (Nate) of Jacksonville, FL, Rafaella Chestnut of Winfield and Nicolai Chestnut (Kariann) of Fredericksburg, VA, fourteen great grandchildren, Malachi, Haly, Makenzie, Lacey, Roman, Sophia, Gianna, Dylan, Will, Brinlee, Kane, Kellan, Kabree, Kinlee, and one on the way, a sister, Antonietta Livingston (Charles) of Lincoln, AL, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Carmela was preceded in death by her husband, John Chestnut, parents, Fernando LaGala and Vicenza Peruzzi, a daughter, Dora DeFortis, sisters, Maria LaGala and Anna Gill, her brother, Salvatore LaGala, and son in law, Wade Young.
Funeral services for Mrs. Chestnut will be held on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. from the Winfield Freewill Baptist Church with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Brother Kent Nelson and Brother Danny Williams will be the officiating ministers. The visitation will be held on Friday August 21st from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. (service time) at the church. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Chestnut family.
Mr. Larry David Bolen, also known as L.D., age 82 of Guin, passed away on Friday, August 14, 2020 at his residence. Mr. Bolen was born in Lamar Co. near Fern Bank, AL, on December 15, 1937. Mr. Bolen was a United States Army and Air Force veteran and served as an Alabama State Trooper in the mid and late 1960’s. He retired from Drummond Coal Company in 1999 after 26 years of service; he was a very active and respected member, and past President of the UMWA Local 9511 for many years. L.D. loved spending time with his family, and watching Alabama football and Softball.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Loranzy Dawl Bolen and Pearlie Mae Spann Bolen, and a sister Marcine Bolen Braden. Mr. Bolen is survived by his wife, Mary Gilbert Bolen, a son, David “Buddy” Bolen, his daughter, Amy Bolen Butler, a granddaughter, Ava Brooke Butler, a brother, Douglas (Mary) Bolen, his dog Kacie, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Funeral services for Mr. Bolen will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 18, from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Brilliant Memorial Gardens. The visitation will be from 3:00 until 5:00 p.m. (service time) on Tuesday at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Bolen family.
Mr. Richard J. Flippo, Sr. better known as Ricky, age 62, of Brilliant AL, passed away Thursday, August 13, 2020 at the Princeton Baptist Hospital in Birmingham. Ricky was a member of Faith Fellowship Church of Winfield, he attended Brilliant High School and the University of Alabama. Ricky earned his paramedic degree and served Winfield and the local communities for over 20 years. Ricky was owner/operator of “Rick’s Cleaning Service” for over 20 years. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and loyal friend.
Ricky was preceded in death by his parents, Larkin Edward “Buck” and Viola Estes Flippo, sisters, Joann Sandlin and Kathy Franks, brothers, Charles Ray Flippo, Michael Flippo, and Edward Flippo. He is survived by his children, Ricky Flippo (Beth) of Brilliant, Kristy Ayers (Eddie) of Winfield, Dustin Flippo (Brandy) of Navarre Beach, FL, grandchildren Jenna Ayers, Carter Ayers, Abigail Ayers, and Aidan Flippo, a brother Danny Flippo (Brenda) of KS, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral service for Ricky will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020 from the Faith Fellowship Church in Winfield with burial to follow in the Center Cemetery near Brilliant. Brother Harry Saylor will be the officiating minister. The visitation will be held on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (service time) at the church. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Faith Fellowship Church building fund. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Flippo family.