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Elsie Guilliams Bowles

June 25, 1928 — June 10, 2021

Elsie Guilliams Bowles, age 92 of Boones Mill, died at her home on Thursday, June 10th, 2021. She was born June 25th, 1928, daughter of the late Walter Lee and Abby Richards Guilliams. She was proceeded in death by her husband, John David Bowles; sisters, Margaret Holt, Doris Clingenpeel; brothers, Jimmy Guilliams, Billy Guilliams; and son Jerry Bowles. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Guilliams Bowles; brother, Doug Guilliams; sons, John Phillip Bowles (Carol), Mitchell Bowles (Wanda), Larry Bowles, Mark Bowles, Kevin Bowles, Jeffrey Bowles; daughters, Joyce Bowles Waldron (Glenn), Judy Bowles Saul (Lewis), Carolyn Bowles Montgomery (Rex), Melissa Bowles Heath (Kevin); daughter-in-law, Pauline Bowles; twelve grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Elsie was a member of Bethany Church of the Brethren and she was a very loving Christian. She gave of herself without question and a hard worker. She worked at Callaway School as a custodian. Mama loved her family and her family always came first no matter how she felt. She worked hard raising her eleven children. She worked doing Whatever needed to be done-farm work, taking care of her kids, grandkids, and garden work. She always had a big garden and she canned hundreds of jars of vegetables and fruits. Funeral services will be conducted 11:00 a.m. Monday from Fairmont Baptist Church with Rev. Ray Bayse and Pastor Tom Nestor officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Her family will be receiving friends Sunday from 5-8 p.m. at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home (Town Chapel), 140 Floyd Ave. Rocky Mount, VA
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