Laverne Hurley Bowen


Mrs. Laverne Hurley Bowen, age 88, of 2500 Highway 140, NW, White, passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018.

Mrs. Bowen was born in Bertrand, Missouri, May 6, 1930, daughter of the late Russell Hurley and Ova Nelson Hurley. She was a dedicated member of the Church of God of Prophecy. Her greatest joy was serving her Lord and as a mother she rejoiced that her children walk in faith. The dearest thing to her heart was her family.  Mrs. Bowen's favorite hobby was playing scrabble. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-nine years, William Thomas Bowen; granddaughter, Jamie Scott; great-grandson, Jeffrey Michael Eifert; siblings, Audrey Hurley, Walter Hurley, Frances Brown, Pauline Hanson, and Josephine Abernathy.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Tony and Brenda Bowen of New Symrna Beach, FL, Gregory and Carol Bowen of Adairsville; daughters and sons-in-law – BeLinda and James Eifert of Cartersville, Billie Jean and Edmund Wright of Altamonte Springs, FL, and Gwen and Mike Phillips of White; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 3 great great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Griffin of Branson, MO, Hilda Bennett of Paducah, KY, Jean and Dave Deason of Nixa MO, Sue Neal of Sikeston, MO, and Gail and Dan Stienhoff of St. Charles, MO; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 1:00 PM at the Church of God of Prophecy in Plainville with Reverends Jerry Gaddis, Steve Morrow, and Mike Phillips officiating. The body will lie in state at the church Saturday from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM.  Interment will follow in Haven of Rest Memorial Park, Calhoun. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Timothy and Michael Eifert, Joel and Joshua Wright, Tony Mike Bowen, and Colt Bowen.

The family will receive friends at the residence, 2500 Highway 140, NW, White, Georgia, 30184 on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM and also Friday, December 7, 2018 from 11:00 AM until 9:00 PM.

The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to the Gideons for Bibles.

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R. Dudley Barton & Son Funeral Home, Adairsville, is in charge of funeral arrangements for Mrs. Laverne Hurley Bowen.