Obituaries: Judith Lee Barcik, Dr. David Matthew Bowen, Ms. Sandra Reese.

Obituaries: Judith Lee Barcik, Dr. David Matthew Bowen, Ms. Sandra Reese.

Judith Lee Barcik, 79, beloved wife and mother, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at the home she shared with her husband of 56 years.

She was born on March 29, 1939, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to John and Charlotte Fleming. Mrs. Barcik married her high school sweetheart, Donald Joseph Barcik, on August 26, 1961. She is survived by her loving husband Don, three children Kathleen Barcik Woodson (husband Sherman, Greenville, S.C.), Michael Kevin Barcik (wife Tiffany, Decatur, Ga.), and John Patrick Barcik (wife Latrece, Ellijay, Ga). She is also survived by her sister, Bonnie Fleming Durham (husband Raymond, Portsmouth, Va.) and grandchildren Hannah and Julie Woodson and Lily Mae and Jude Harper Barcik.

Mrs. Barcik worked for many years as a third grade teacher, nine of which she spent at St. Mary’s Catholic School in Rome, Ga. After retiring from teaching, she became church secretary at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where the Barciks have been active members for 54 years.

Mrs. Barcik and her husband have been season ticket holders for the Rome Braves since 2003 and have enjoyed traveling with their friends and family. A visitation and Rosary will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2018, at Daniel’s Funeral Home with a funeral Mass to be held the following day (Saturday, June 2, 2018) at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Rome, Ga. The family will receive friends prior to the mass beginning at 9 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to St. Mary’s Catholic School, 401 E. Seventh St., Rome, Ga. 30161.


Dr. David Matthew Bowen of Peachtree City, GA, passed away Monday, May 28, 2018, after a long illness.

Matt was born on December 16, 1974, in Rome, GA. He graduated from Darlington School in 1993, from Tulane University with a degree in Cell and Molecular Biology in 1997, and from The Medical College of Georgia in 2001 with an M.D. Degree.

He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis in 2001, followed by a Residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. In addition, he completed a Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.

After completing his formal training, Matt and his family moved to Pensacola, FL, where he was associated as a partner with Acumen Imaging and Interventional. In January 2017 until the time of his death, he was associated with Georgia West Imaging, Carrollton, Ga.

Matt is survived by his wife, Deanna Tate Bowen, to whom he was married on January 24, 2004, and by his son David Tate Bowen. He is survived by his parents, David and Bonnie Bowen, and by his sister Elizabeth Betz (Ballard) of Rome. A number of nieces and a nephew, his hide-and- seek partners, also survive him, as well as a favorite Aunt and Uncle Charlene and Alan Bowen.

Matt loved his large extended family and always looked forward to family reunions. Both his paternal grandparents, D.M. and Estelle Bowen (Rome), and maternal grandparents, Sadie and Robert Risher(South Carolina), are deceased. Matt loved working as a radiologist and felt energized by his work.

However, he was always looking for ways to spend more time with his son. Devoted to his grandparents, he called them every Sunday night for years after he went away to college and other training. He was an avid sports fan, in particular UGA football. He had a huge sense of humor…in general a funny guy. He was loyal to his friends. He was a Christian and of the Baptist faith.

A graveside service for David Matthew Bowen will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at Eastview Cemetery on Kingston Road in Rome, Ga. Friends and family are welcome to express their condolences during a reception directly after the graveside service at Second Avenue Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity. Daniels Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Ms. Sandra Reese, age 59, of Summerville, Georgia went home to be with the Lord on May, 30, 2018. Wright Memorial Mortuary.

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