Evie Lee Bowen

January 29, 1929 — February 12, 2017

Evie Lee Bowen

Evie Lee Bowen, 88, of Boyle, MS passed away on Sunday, February 12, 2017, at Bolivar Medical Center in Cleveland, MS. Visitation will be 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home. Celebration of Life Services will immediately follow at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, February 16, 2017, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Robert Haney officiating. Interment will be in Shaw Cemetery. Mrs. Bowen was born in Dothan, Alabama, on January 29, 1929, to William Jason Watford and Marry Allen Langley Watford. In 1947, she married John Melvin Bowen in Greenville, MS. In support of her husband who was in World War II veteran and purple heart recipient, Mrs. Bowen was an active member of the Women's VFW and American Legion. Mrs. Bowen was talented in crocheting, and she enjoyed playing Bingo, and catfishing on the Mississippi River with her husband. She is preceded in death by her parents, William Jason Watford and Marry Allen Langley Watford; husband, John Melvin Bowen, Sr.; sisters, Frances Irby, Linthis Johnson, Ruby Von Seal, and Johnny Ruth Aderholt; and brothers, John D. Watford, Orson Watford, and Lloyd Watford. Mrs. Bowen is survived by her children, John M. Bowen, Jr. (Linda) of Skene, MS, Joyce Marie Turner (Charles) of Greenwood, MS, James S. Bowen of West, MS, and Sandra Bowen of Kevil, KY; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-four great grandchildren; and numerous great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Pallbearers will be Jason Bowen, Cecil Barnett, Michael Bowen, Terry Bowen, James Sedric Bowen, Jr., and Cody Bowen.

Visitation



2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Celebration of Life Services



3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017
Ray Funeral Home 206 Bishop Road Cleveland, Mississippi, United States

Interment



4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Thursday, February 16, 2017
Shaw Cemetery Shaw Shaw, Mississippi, United States
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