Joyce Ann Hall Bowen

Born: Mon., Oct. 13, 1952
Died: Sat., Oct. 4, 2008

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Joyce Ann Hall Bowen, 55, of Rayle, GA died Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. A lifelong resident of Wilkes County, she was born on October 13, 1952 to Martha Kennedy Hall of Rayle, GA and the late Grover Allen Hall. Mrs. Bowen graduated from Washington Wilkes High School in 1970 and attended Truett McConnell College. She married her husband, Rev. James Bowen on November 13, 1971. She worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at North Georgia College, was a Clerk at the Rayle Post Office and worked at the Salvation Army and Essex Crossroads in Washington, GA. She was a member of Siloam Baptist Church where her husband has served as pastor for a number of years. In her spare time she enjoyed scrapbooking and reading.

In addition to her mother, Martha Kennedy Hall of Rayle, GA, survivors include her husband of nearly thirty-seven years, Rev. James Bowen of Rayle, GA; a daughter, Stephanie Helen Bowen of Rayle, GA; a son, Brandon Kyle Bowen of Rayle, GA; a brother, Boyce Allen Hall of Rayle, GA; a grandson, Scott Cameron Bowen; and a number of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by a sister, Julie Elizabeth Hall.

Funeral services will be held at Sardis Baptist Church in Rayle, Georgia on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Jim Newsome and Rev. John Mark Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Mrs. Bowen will lie in state at the church from 12:30 p.m. until time for the service. Serving as pallbearers are Terry Watkins, Dr. David Kirk, Mark Justice, Bobby West, Jack Davis, Paul Bowen, John Bowen and Chris Lunsford. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. David Kirk''s Staff and Therapy Department at Wills Memorial Hospital. The family requests that any memorials be made to Siloam Baptist Church, c/o Terry O''Neal, P. O. Box 133, Siloam, GA 30665 or Wills Memorial Hospital Therapy Department Fund, 120 Gordon Street, Washington, GA 30673. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday Night at the Funeral Home. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

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Teresa Greenway
   Posted Sun October 05, 2008
Stephanie and Brandon, I am sorry for you loss. I know how hard it is to loose a parent. Always know how much your mother loved you. She and Daddy are probably sharing some wild and crazy stories about now. Again, I am for you loss. With love, Teresa

Tony and Kathy Anthony
   Posted Mon October 06, 2008
May God's grace be with you now and in the days ahead. You are in our prayers!

Elizabeth (Beth) Warwick
   Posted Mon October 06, 2008
James and family, I am so sorry for our loss. You lost a lovely wife, and I lost a good friend of many years. I want to remember all of our good times and remember her that way. I will keep you and family in my prayers. Please forgive me for not getting down to see Ann during her illness. With heartfelt sympathy and love. May God bless you and comfort you during your time of grief. Your friend and love always. Beth Warwick

Millie Warwick Craven
   Posted Mon October 06, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I hope that God gives each of you peace in knowing that she is home now and no longer suffering. I Love each of you.

Laura Jeanne Stewart
   Posted Mon October 06, 2008
Martha Allen, I was so sorry to hear about Joyce. You and your family are in my prayers.

Lou Bentley
   Posted Mon October 06, 2008
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Wallace
   Posted Tue October 07, 2008
James, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time of loss. God will give you the extra strength you need at this time.