She was the daughter of the late Mattie Sue Morgan Woodby and Elmer Ray Woodby. Her husband, Walter A. Bowers; daughters: Linda Sue Bowers, Deborah Louise Bowers; son, Danny Ray Bowers; sister, Edith Madeline Frank and half-brother, Vernon Clyde Stephens also preceded her in death.
She was a seamstress all of her life and at one time owned and operated her own business, Bowers Handbags.
She worked for B and B Manufacturing, Sledge Handbags and retired from Brewers Manufacturing.
She enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, working in her vegetable garden and spending time with her grandchildren.
She attended the Church of God.
Survivors include her sons: David Bowers and his fiancé Leithanne Watkins of Calhoun, Gene Bowers and his fiancé Kathy Tarpley, the Rev. Kenneth Bowers and his wife Donna, Don Bowers and his wife Lisa, all of Cleveland; grandchildren, Benjamin Bowers, Jeff Bowers and his fiancé Kendel Bunting, Tasha Bowers, Keisha Seavey and her husband Ryan, Daniel Bowers, Cassidy Bowers, Archie Bowers, Kenzie Watkins and Kayne Watkins; 8 great grandchildren; sisters: Louise Thompson of Sweetwater, Mae Green and her husband the Rev. Paul Green of Riceville, Rhea Frank and her husband Boyd of Madisonville, Rosie Hicks and her husband Lowell of Sweetwater, and Faye Pitts of Dalton, Ga., brothers: Bill Woodby and his wife Tammy and Arthur Woodby and his wife Sheila all of Sweetwater; and several nieces and nephews also survive.
The Remembrance of Life Service will be conducted Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, at 1 p.m. from the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes with Pastor Chris Moody and Pastor Josh Lane officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with Benjamin Bowers, Jeff Bowers, Daniel Bowers, Ray Woodby, Ryan Seavey, Jose Cordero, Eddie Ward and Ray Hughes serving as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 p.m. today, Nov. 4, 2012, at the North Ocoee Chapel of the Jim Rush Funeral Homes who has charge of the arrangements.
The memorial book may be viewed and signed at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.