Ms. Martha Rose Howell, age 62 of Winfield formerly of Fayette, passed away at her residence. Martha was a 1975 Winfield City High School graduate and a Registered Nurse.

Ms. Howell is survived by her sons, Noah Howell (Sara) of Gulf Breeze, FL and Jonah Howell (Lisa) of Winfield, her mother, Faye Howell of Winfield, sister, Rebecca McEachern (Robert) of Fayette and a brother, John Mark Howell (Jeannie) of WA. She was preceded in death by her father, Bryan K. Howell.

Service details for Martha are incomplete and will be announced later by the Bowen Funeral Home of Winfield.

Ernestine Spiller Shirley Wood, age 95 of Brandon Florida, formerly of Brilliant, Alabama passed away on May 27, 2020, peacefully at her residence in Florida.

Mrs. Wood was a member of Mount Calvary Freewill Baptist Church in Winfield for many years where she played the piano and dedicated her talent to the Lord. She was an elogant woman with a heart of gold and a devout Christian that loved her family and her church. Ernestine was born on September 28, 1924 to Jeffrey and Rebecca Spiller. She loved playing the piano, planting flowers in her garden, and interior decorating. She was a multiple clothing store manager and decorator in her early years in Chicago. While in Chicago, she was fortunate to dress the famous actor “Cesar Romero”. Later she became an interior decorator in Mobile, Alabama. All of her beautiful talents and work were always expressed from stores to people’s homes.

Mrs. Wood was preceded in death by her parents, Jeffrey and Rebecca Spiller, sister, Ozelia Harris, an infant sister, Jewel Spiller, brothers, R.D Spiller, Ralph Spiller, Ray Spiller, Earl Spiller, and Carl Spiller, husbands, James Alton Shirley and O’Dell Wood, and her son Tony Shirley .

She is survived by two Granddaughters, Gina Shirley and Cassie Wilson (Stephen), four great grandchildren; Christopher White (Jennifer) , Kimberly Brown(James), Shawn Robbins, and Miranda Castillo, and five great great grandchildren, Alexandria White, Brandon White, Leila White, James (Jimmy) Brown, Jr. and Tatumn Brown, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Ernestine rightfully earned her title as “Grandmother” from all of her grandchildren. She was the rock of her family, and a true warrior. Ernestine survived many dark times and obtacles in her life time but still remained a strong, christian lady throughout it all. She is truly loved by her family and will be missed forever.

A private family burial for Mrs. Wood will be held at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Wood family.

Mrs. Peggy Faye Stiles, age 74 of Winfield formerly of Birmingham, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020 at her residence. 

Peggy is survived by her husband of 54 years, Tommy Stiles, her daughters, Marisa Stiles and Miranda Stiles, a granddaughter, Marley Bennett, brother in law, Jim Burch and her niece, Sara Reagan and a host of other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Johnny Mack Murphree and Mary Lou Petty Murphree, and two sisters, June Burch and Jean Knight.

Funeral services for Mrs. Stiles will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the Winfield City Cemetery.  Pastor John Loper will be the officiating minister.  The visitation will be held on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. (service time) at the funeral home.  Bowen Funeral Home serving the Stiles family.

Mrs. Sue Tittle Avent, age 72 of Winfield formerly of Fayette County, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at her residence. Sue was a member of Inner Change Church of Winfield and was employed with Dr. Garry Magouirk as Medical Office Manager in Fayette for many years.

Sue is survived by her beloved husband of 27 years, Tommy Avent, her children, Judy Cooper (Brad) of Nashville, TN, Crystal Hofius (Jason) of Tuscaloosa, Jason Dunn (Ashli) of Columbus, MS and Jason Avent of Sylvester, GA, fourteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren, two brothers, Tim Tittle of Mobile, Terry Tittle (Glenda) of Northport and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Mickey Cummings Tittle, brother, Paul Tittle, Jr., sisters, Donna Nelson and Sunny Pierre.

The funeral service for Sue will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. from the Bowen Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow in the West Alabama Memorial Gardens in Gu-Win. Grant Webb and Brett Burleson will be the officiating ministers. A visitation will be held on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. (service time) at the funeral home. Bowen Funeral Home serving the Avent family.