Of Dobson, NC
Mr. Ray Bowman, age 83, of Dobson, NC, passed away Monday, Apr. 13, 2009 at Forsyth Medical Center. Mr. Bowman was born in Carroll County, June 14, 1925 to Swanson and Nanny Boyd Bowman. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Lawrence Bowman of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Danny Hughes of Meadows of Dan; a son, Amos Bowman also of Meadows of Dan; step daughters, Sherry Dreyer and husband, Vince of Fleming Island, FL; Sandra Watson of Clemmons, NC; a step son, Terry Adams and wife, Frankie of Dobson; grandchildren, Phyllis McGrady and husband, Wesley; Clarence Ray Bowman and wife, Tracy; Ashley Akers and husband, Travis; Neal Bowman and Nick Bowman; great grandchildren, Jason Culler; Brian Culler; Jessica Bowman; Bridgette Bowman; Ben Bowman; step grandson, T. W. Adams; sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonnie and Junior Bowman of Hillsville, Barbara Hawks of Mt. Airy, NC, Icie and John Turner of Galax, Vicie and Junior Smith of Hillsville, Richard Martin of Rural Retreat; brother and sisters-in-law, Ivan and Laura Bowman of Hillsville, Jocie Bowman of Winston-Salem, NC, Lillian Bowman and Louise Bowman both of Hillsville. In addition to his parents, Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by a daughter, Martha Ray Sutphin; a son, Gary Bowman, Sr.; a sister, Iva Martin; and brothers, Rush, Bernard, Jesse Thornton, Wayne and Relve Bowman. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 16, 2009 at Moody Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Rev. Alton Bledsoe. Burial followed in the Bowman Family Cemetery. Moody Funeral Service of Mt. Airy, NC was in charge of the arrangements.