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Mr. Bernice Bowlin, 87, Burkesville, KY (1926-2014)

He was a member of Parrish Chapel United Methodist Church, a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, and a former employee of the Cumberland County Board of Education retiring in 1995 after 28 years as a custodian and bus driver.. He was a native of Cumberland County, KY, and a resident at the time of his death. He was the son of the late John Riley Bowlin and Julie Ann Ooten Bowlin. His wife of 60 years, Maxie Spears Bowlin, survives. He leaves 10 direct living descendants.
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Mr. Bernice Bowlin age 87 of Burkesville, KY passed away Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Medical Center at Bowling Green.

Funeral services are Tuesday, June 03, 2014 at 2pmCT, at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 North Main Street, Burkesville, KY. with Bro. Neil Janes officiating. Burial will be in Burkesville Cemetery, N Main Street, Burkesville, KY. The family requests visitation on 4pm-9pmCT, Monday, June 02, 2014 at Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home in Burkesville.

Mr. Bernice Bowlin, 87, Burkesville, KY (1926-2014)

Bernice was born Friday, October 22, 1926 in Cumberland County, KY. He was the son of the late John Riley Bowlin and Julie Ann Ooten Bowlin. He died Saturday, May 31, 2014, in Bowling Green, Warren County, KY, at the age of 87 years, 7 months, and 9 days.

Bernice was united in marriage to Maxie Spears on January 28, 1954 in Cumberland County, KY.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one granddaughter, Leona Cary: and one great grandson, John Russell Bowlin; four brothers, Willie Bowlin, Paul Bowlin, Homer Bowlin, Verner Bowlin; and one sister, Dorothy Gilbert. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Maxie Spears Bowlin of Burkesville, KY, and the following:
  • One son: David Bowlin and his wife Christie of Mayfield, KY

  • One daughter: Cathy Johnson and her companion, Bobby Redmon, of Columbia, KY

  • Two grandchildren: Tiffany Sue Bean, and Chris Bowlin

  • Six great grandchildren: Blake Bowlin, Landon Bowlin, Alex Cary, Stacy Cary, Phillip Cornelison, and Rylie Smith

  • and a host of other relatives and friends
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Ballou & Stotts Funeral Home, 304 N Main Street, Burkesville, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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Mr. Bernice Bowlin, 87, Burkesville, KY (1926-2014)

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Mr. Bernice Bowlin, 87, Burkesville, KY (1926-2014)

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