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Betty Jean Bowers

October 6, 1940 — September 10, 2023

Bear Creek


Betty Jean Bowers, 82, went home to Jesus on September 10th surrounded by family and loved ones.

Betty was born October 6th, 1940 to Eva Thompson and Willie Issac Bowers in Chatham County. She is preceded in death by her parents, as well as three brothers, Ralph Bowers, Sherman Bowers, and JC Bowers; one sister, Margaret Thornburg. She has one living sister, Maxine Tillman (Jack) from Sanford. There was only one niece and four nephews and several cousins.

Betty retired from Trion Electronic Air Cleaners where she worked with wind coils.

Henry was sent into her life, as well as longtime friends from the work places; some such an inspiration and encouragement.

There were school mates; there were neighbors; some bankers, some doctors, pastors, morticians, a license patron and some mere acquaintances, but all such a blessing to her.

Betty loved her church, Hickory Mountain Chapel and Sunday school class. She loved her yard and her flowers and her new found passion of painting. Even though this life was filled with strife, labor and pain, she envisioned the next one with hope and anticipation.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, September 13, 2023 at 11 AM at Hickory Mt. Chapel. Officiated by Reverend Womack Keck.

In lieu of flowers, monetary donations can be made to Hickory Mt. Chapel c/o Floyd Bowers, 911 Shannon Dr., Siler City, NC 27344.

Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is serving the Bowers family.

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