Obituaries: Mr. Garey Randal Bowman, Mrs. Peggy Hancock Pittman.

Obituaries: Mr. Garey Randal Bowman, Mrs. Peggy Hancock Pittman.

Mr. Garey Randal Bowman, age 80, of Silver Creek, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2019, at a local hospital.

Mr. Bowman was born in Floyd County, Georgia on November 12, 1938, son of the late Ernest Eugene Bowman and the late Gladys Dawson Bowman.  He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Marsha Ann Bowman, and by four brothers, Alfred, Larry, Ralph and Charles Bowman.  Mr. Bowman was a veteran of the U. S. Army.  He worked for many years as an industrial electrician.  Mr. Bowman attended Unity Baptist Church, was a mason and a member of the American Legion Post #5.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Mull Bowman, to whom he was married on April 10, 1964; two sons, Mark Bowman, Hobbs, NM, and Brian Bowman (Kristen), Acworth; three granddaughters, Amanda, Makenzie and Kaitlynn Bowman, Surprise, AZ; a sister, Beatrice Padgett, Rome; several nieces and nephews.

In accordance with his wishes, Mr. Bowman will be cremated.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, on Wednesday, September 4, 2019, from 5 until 7pm.

Flowers will be accepted, or memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at www.stjude.org.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel.


Mrs. Peggy Hancock Pittman, age 89, of Rome, Georgia, formerly of St. Pauls, North Carolina, passed away on September 1, 2019.

Mrs. Pittman was born in Newberry County, South Carolina on March 7, 1930, daughter of the late William L. Hancock and the late Mary Evelyn Perry Hancock.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, David Murray Pittman.  Mrs. Pittman was a homemaker and was a member of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Jean Smith and her husband, Jimmy, and Brenda Bolt and her husband, Troy; two granddaughters, Lea Brown and her husband, Jeff, and Shannon Watters and her husband, Kyle; two great grandsons, Matt Brown and Hunter Watters.

A private graveside service will take place at a later date at Gardens of Faith Cemetery in Lumberton, NC.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the Renaissance Marquis and their staff for their care and loving support for over 20 years and Winthrop Health and Rehab for everything during her final days.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, 228 North Old Stage Road, St. Pauls, NC 28384.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.

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