Ernest Swanson Bowman
Ernest Swanson Bowman, 85, of Cloverdale, passed away suddenly at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008. Mr. Bowman retired from Radford Ammunition Plant in Radford after 22 years of service. He also was employed part time at Hardees for 15 years. Mr. Bowman was a member of Shenandoah Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Kizzie Bowman; and one brother, Duel Bowman. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Sadie Semones Bowman; daughter, Yvonne Heath and husband, John of Troutville; son, Glenn Bowman and wife, Linda of Troutville; grandchildren, Eric Bowman and wife, Lori of Troutville, Shannon Bowman of Daleville, Timothy Heath of Salem, and Wendy McClanahan and husband, Richard of Troutville; great-grandchildren, Benjamin McClanahan, Rosemary McClanahan, Caroline McClanahan, Everett Bowman and Colton Bowman; and sisters, Edna Hall and Faye Martin. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Oakey's North Chapel with the Rev. Robert L. Alderman and the Rev. Robert Mullen officiating. The interment followed in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. Oakey's Funeral Home & Cematory North Chapel, 540-362-1237 was in charge of the arrangements.