Mary Bowman Self

Born: Fri., Feb. 24, 1928
Died: Sun., Jun. 20, 2010

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Mary Louise Bowman Self, age 82, of Greensboro, GA, formerly of Sandy Springs, GA, died Sunday, June 20, 2010 at Boswell Parker Health and Rehab. A native of Marietta, GA she was born February 24, 1928 to the late Bernard Ulysses Bowman and Leila Maddox Bowman. She was a graduate of Fitzhugh Lee High School in 1944 and attended Georgia Baptist. She was a Ladies Teller at Fulton National Bank and started teaching kindergarten in 1962. For a number of years, she taught at Annie Houze Cook School at Sandy Springs Baptist Church. She was a secretary at Jack Kimzey Propane Gas Company and a receptionist for Dr. Jeff Morrison. She married James Wilborn "J.W." Self on May 14, 1950 and they had just recently celebrated their sixtieth anniversary. After their marriage, they lived in Sandy Springs on Dalrymple Road for 43 years. They moved from Sandy Springs to Greensboro in 1993. When health permitted, she was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Greensboro. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy and enjoyed antiquing with her husband. She will be missed greatly by all of her friends in the Greensboro Community.

She is survived by her husband, J.W. Self of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Alice Self Campbell and husband Marion of Lake Jackson, TX and Nancy Self Morrison and Dr. Jeff of Spartanburg, SC; two sons, James W. Self Jr. and wife Carla of Sandy Springs, Ga and Peter M. Self and wife Donna of Cincinnati, OH; two brothers, Bernard Ulysses Bowman Jr. and wife Malvie of Columbus, OH and Robert Adams Bowman and wife Donnis of Buford, GA; thirteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 203 South Main Street, Greensboro, GA with Rev. Dr. Michael Hardy officiating. Interment will be at Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, 201 Mount Vernon Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30328 at 2:00 p.m. Serving as pallbearers are Randall Self, Jason Abbott, Trevor Self, Ryan Self, Joe Morrison, Marion Campbell, Dr. Jeff Morrison. Serving as honorary pallbearers are, Joshua Morrison, Clayton Bell, Robert Ohmes, Hamps Sunday School Class and Fidelis Sunday School Class. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night at McCommons Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 203 S. Main Street, Greensboro, GA 30642 or the charity of your choice. 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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Mrs. Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Mon June 21, 2010
Mary was a lovely lady and I know she will be missed by her family and friends. God Bless each and everyone of you.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Mon June 21, 2010
Mr. J.W. and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time and in the days and weeks to come.

Jane Cobb
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Dear JW and family, I am so saddened to see this email this AM about Mary's death. I am so sad that I have neglected calling or coming by recently. I let our own health needs here at home keep me from reaching out to you. I have precious memories of times at FBC with both of you and visits in your home. Just know our love and prayers surround you now. Love, Jane and Howell Cobb

Carolyn Mercer
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Mary was a very special lady, always so friendly and sweet. I know that you will miss her greatly. Carolyn

Steve Bowman
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
To JW, Jimmy, Pete, Alice, Nancy and families - I will always remember Aunt Mary Louise as a graceful and gracious person. Her beautiful lilting southern drawl made her always kind words even kinder. I know she will be greatly missed. I share in your grief. God bless Mary. God bless you all.

Richard Johnston
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
J. W. Just read about the death of Mary in the Constitution. Sorry to learn of such news. I always enjoyed visiting with her at the clock meetings. She was a real lady. I will miss seeing her at these meetings. I live off Heards Ferry Road in Sandy Springs and if you need any help on this end of the line, please call me at 770 852 7607. Richard Johnston

jane simons
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
J.W., Jimmy, Alice, Pete, and Nancy, I am so sorry to know of Mary's passing. She was really a lovely lady. I will never forget all of you and the old days on Dalrymple. Mary was so special. Hugs to all of you. Jane

Jan & Steve Davis
   Posted Tue June 22, 2010
Alice and family: We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Even though you knew death was eminent, it somehow doesn't make it any easier. We'll pray specifically for your dad but also for the rest of your family for comfort and strength. It's a very nice obituary and photograph. You will have a treasure chest full of memories to remember. Love, Jan & Steve

Joan Anglin-Ludwig, Pat Anglin, and Margaret
   Posted Wed June 23, 2010
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We pass by the "old homeplace" so often, going to and from Mom's house, down the street. The old neighborhood seems the same in some places, yet so different in others. Memories of neighborhood children gathering to play and families sitting outside watching still haunt those old familiar places. We know that Mary will be truly missed.

Jenny Bowman Foster
   Posted Fri June 25, 2010
We are thinking of all of you and remembering the good times we had when we would come to Georgia to visit and also seeing Mary and JW at the clock shows. Mary Louise was always so gracious and kind. I can't imagine how much you will miss her.

Rick and Tommi Ward
   Posted Fri June 25, 2010
J. W. and family, We are blessed to have known Mary. She was inspiration to us all. Her sweet spirit was a gift from GOD that she shared with everyone. We will miss her but one day we will have a great reunion. Rick and Tommi Ward

JOYCELYN LYNCH
   Posted Tue July 20, 2010
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO THE BOWMAN FAMILY. MAY YOU TAKE COMFORT IN THE SCRIPTURES IN A TIME LIKE THIS. REVELATION 21:4 GIVES US A WONDERFUL HOPE, IT STATES" AND HE WILL WIPE OUT EVERY TEAR FROM THEIR EYES AND DEATH WILL BE NO MORE, NEITHER WILL MOURNING NOR OUTCRY NOR PAIN BE ANYMORE THE FORMER THINGS HAVE PASSED AWAY.WE LOOK FORWARD TO THIS PROMISE.