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Monday March 11th, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Service

East Sylva Baptist Church
Tuesday March 12th, 2019

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Interment at: Fairivew Memorial Gardens

Fairivew Memorial Gardens
Tuesday March 12th, 2019

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Violet Elizabeth Bowers

Violet “Sis” Bowers, age 86, of Sylva went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2019.  She was the wife of the late Rev. David Bowers Sr. and the daughter of the late Arthur and Beulah Bryson. 

Violet was a member of East Sylva Baptist Church and dearly loved the Lord and her church family. She was known as a sweet, caring, precious and very giving Mother, Grandmother and friend. She loved to cook and loved her music.

In addition to her husband and her parents, she was also preceded in death by one son; Tony Ray Bowers and four brothers.

She is survived by one daughter; Rachel (Gary) Carpenter, one son; David (Sandra) Bowers Jr., seven grandchildren; Sabrina Brewer, Darrell (Amanda) Bishop, Chris (Amanda) Bowers, Tiffany (Dewayne) James, Amber (Justin) Sharpe, Tyler (Brittney) Bowers and Zachary (Brittany) Bowers and 12 great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister; Dorothy Jean (Jack) Bryson along with several special nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at 2:00 pm at East Sylva Baptist Church with Revs. Charles Dean, Avery Brown and Roger Stewman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday, March 11, 2019 from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at Appalachian Funeral Services.

Serving as pallbearers will be Dewayne James, Justin Sharpe, Tyler Bowers, Zack Bowers, Chris Bowers and Daryl Bishop. Honorary pallbearers will be Ricky Bryson, Robbie Bryson, Randy Bryson and Mike Hoyle.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to East Sylva Baptist Church, 61 Faith Ave., Sylva, NC 28779.

An online registry is available at: www.appalachianfuneralservices.com

Appalachian Funeral Services is serving the family.

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Sweet sweet mamaw. Such a lovely woman who valued family above all things. She will truly be missed. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Rachel Upchurch Mar 12 2019 12:00 AM

David and Sandra, I'm so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you abdcyour family.

diannecauley7@gmail.com Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

David and Sandra, so sorry the hear about Sissy. She had such a sweet spirit about her. Asking that the Lord will give you comfort and peace knowing that she is at home with Him and all her family that has gone before her. Remembering your family in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Sharon Bryson

Sharon Bryson Mar 11 2019 12:00 AM

David and Sandra, we are so sorry for your family's loss. She was a special lady and will be missed

Donald and Gail Clawson Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

Harold and Gsil McMshan Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Bowers

Harold and Gsil McMshan Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

David and Sandra so sorry bout the death of your mom loved that woman she was my sunday school from my childhood best years in the church when I was little. Love ya all my prayers are with you

Jack and Olsa Queen Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

Sandra Beck Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Violet Bowers

Sandra Beck Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

David and Sandra, I am so very sorry for your loss. Violet was a beautiful, wonderful, loving lady and, as a child, I so looked up to, and adored, both your mom and dad. May God be with you, providing peace and comfort as only He can. Much love and hugs to you and your family.

Theda Haney Mar 10 2019 12:00 AM

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