Mrs. Martha Diane Kitchens Jones, age 76 of Eldridge, passed away on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Jones was preceded in death by her parents, James Frederick Kitchens and Cecillia Irene Tidwell Kitchens, her twin sons, Terry and Kerry Jones, sisters, Augusta Kitchens Norris, and Carolyn Kitchens Houlditch, brothers, Fred Junior Kitchens, and Tommy Kitchens, and an infant sister. She is survived by her daughters, Lorie Howard (Tim) and Kathy Edmonds (Craig) all of Eldridge, grandchildren, Sarah Edmonds, Lauren Howard, Savannah Baughn (Payton), and Logan Howard, and a sister, Karen Kitchens Gillium (David) of Jasper. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 20, 2019 from the Eldridge Methodist Church with burial to follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The visitation will be held form 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. (service time) on Sunday at the church. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield servivng the Jones family.
Bro. Hollie Wayne Spiller, age 75 of Winfield, Alabama (of the Mt. Pisgah Community) passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019 in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Princeton Baptist Medical Center.
Bro. Spiller was born on February 12, 1944 in Winfield, Alabama to Hollie Bell and Allie Ruth Duncan Spiller. From an early age, Bro. Spiller learned to play piano and sing, later learning to play a variety of musical instruments, including the guitar, drums, banjo, bugle and harmonica. He joined his first band when he was 12 years old, and spent many years as an on the road musician, playing with various groups. When the family moved to Winthrop Harbor, Illinois, he formed the band The Hollycast, and spent the next several years playing music in the Midwestern United States. He played with such notables as Charley Rich, Charley Pride, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Crystal Gayle, just to name a few. In the early 1970’s, he was offered a recording contract by Capital Records in Nashville, Tennessee, but his manager refused to sell his contract. At the same time, the Lord was tugging at his heart. Shortly thereafter, the family moved back to Winfield and he answered God’s call to preach. He served as Pastor at Mt. Pleasant Freewill Baptist Church from 1974-1979. Following that, he served as Pastor at Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church from 1980-present, totally 45 years in the Lord’s service.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Linda Carol (Silas) Spiller (who he met at age 5 at a singing at Center United Methodist Church), daughter Angela Dee Spiller of Nashville, Tennessee, son Hollie Wayne Spiller, Jr. of Winfield, grandson Seth Thomas Spiller of Winfield, two sisters—Jettie Ruth Spiller of Winfield, Cheryl Ann (Bobby) Seals of Guin, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Bro. Spiller will be held on Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel. The visitation will be held on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Wayne Silas and Bryan Silas will officiate. A private burial service will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 in the West AL Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that a donation be given in memory of Bro. Hollie Wayne Spiller to Mt. Calvary Freewill Baptist Church, 2765 Riley Harp Road, Winfield, Alabama 35594, to further the work of the Lord.
Mr. Kenneth Allen Taylor, better known as Kenny, age 82, of Winfield of the Wayside community, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his residence.
Mr. Taylor was born on April 24, 1937 in Wayside, AL to Maud and Cammie McDonald Taylor. Kenny was employed with International Harvester Company in Illinois for over 30 years building Farmall Tractors. He enjoyed squirrel and rabbit hunting, fishing with his grandchildren, and working in his garden. Kenny was a devoted Alabama fan and a remarkable musician and singer; most people say has sounded like Johnny Cash.
He is survived by his wife of nearly 53 years, Rosalie Pool Taylor, daughter, Colleen Ishmael, grandchildren, Curtis Ishmael (Melissa Wiersma) of IL, Douglas Ishmael (Lisa) of Winfield, Lynsy Mackum (Jerry) of IL, Christa Taylor, and Christopher Taylor both of CO, ten great grandchildren, a sister, Donna Faye Brown of Sulligent a brother, Joe Taylor (Betty) of Amory, MS, a sister in law, Wanda Taylor of Winfield, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by his father, Maud Taylor and his mother Cammie McDonald Taylor, son, Rick Taylor, sister, Euline Ward and brothers, J.D. and Robert Taylor.
Funeral services for Mr. Taylor will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Old Union Cemetery near Wayside. 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 serving the Taylor family.
Mrs. Iva Lee Derryberry, age 95, of Brilliant, passed away Sunday, October 13, 2019 at her residence. Mrs. Derryberry was a graduate of Brilliant High School and a graduate of Ida V. Moffitt School of Nursing in Birmingham. She worked as a Registered Nurse Anesthetist the majority of her career.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol Hurt (Gary), and Mary Ann Hardin, grandchildren, Christy Brown Dozier, Lisa Brown Sandlin (Mark), Kevin Hardin (Danna), Jonathan Hurt (Kathy) and Jessica Hurt, seven great grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren, a sister in law, Helen Partain and nephew, James Pridmore (Grace) and a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Fred Derryberry, parents, James S. Wates and Mary Ida Hollis Wates, a daughter, Belinda Brown, a son, Robert V. Derryberry, and a sister, Willene Pridmore.
Funeral service for Mrs. Derryberry will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. The visitation will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield serving the Derryberry family.