Helen Inez Woodard Bowers, age 86 of Sylva NC, passed away on Tuesday October 26, 2021. She was born on October 5, 1935, in Jackson County, to the late Alex and Bertha (Hyatt) Woodard.
Helen was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. She loved going to church, traveling with her friends, and feeding the birds in her yard. She mostly enjoyed being together with her family.
She will be dearly missed by her loving children, Steve (Cherie) Bowers, Frances (Joe) Greene; sister, Betty (Kenneth) Bishop; grandchildren, Eric (Elly) Woody, Laura Bowers, Jennifer (Justin) Schmidt, Jessica (Brian) Jenkins, Lindsay Bowers; great-grandchildren, Maddy, Ava, and Greyson. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clinton; daughter, Karen Bowers Woody; and three brothers, Frank, George, and Dexter Woodard.
The family will receive friends from 1:00PM – 2:00PM on Friday, October 29, 2021, at Appalachian Funeral Services, Sylva NC, with a Funeral Service at 2:00PM. Rev. Eddie Stilwell, officiating. Interment will follow at Sugar Fork Baptist Church Cemetery, Franklin NC.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made in Helen's memory to: Zion Hill Baptist Church 3110 Pumpkintown Road Sylva, NC 28779, or SugarFork Baptist Church Cemetery Fund 56 Shawdow Lane Franklin NC 28734.