100th birthday

Two hundred years of memories

Hester Bowley turns 100.

By Amy Melson
Courtesy of the
Northwest Alabamian
HALEYVILLE — Hester Bowley, of Haleyville, celebrated her 100th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 22.
The vast majority of her first hundred years have been filled by hard work and caring for others.
Hester was born in Marion County in 1922 to Floyd and Carrie Reynolds. Floyd was a native of Marion County, and Carrie, née Hand, was from Georgia. Hester was the second oldest of twelve children, nine girls and three boys.

Two hundred years of memories

Gilbert Butler turns 100.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — Mr. Gilbert Butler of Guin, turned 100 years old on Friday, Dec. 2. Friends and family gathered in the gym at Guin First Baptist Church to celebrate his birthday.
Butler was born on Dec. 2, 1922, in the Woodville, Ala. area and grew up on a farm halfway between Scottsboro and Huntsville.
“I don’t remember much about the day I was born, but I know I was there,” Butler joked.
Butler was child number five, and had four sisters and three brothers. His parents were Robert Lee and Almira Bottoms Butler.