Olive Louise Bowyer

Olive Louise Bowyer, 97, of  Gulf Breeze, Florida, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016, in The Beacon Assisted Living. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Mattie O’Berry Townsend and the wife of the late Henry Bowyer, who died in 1997. She and her husband were former residents of Bakersville.

She was a homemaker and a member of Bakersville Baptist Church, and also a former member of The Red Hat Club in Bakersville.

Survivors include her sons, Duane E Bowyer and wife, Rowena, of Freeport, Florida, Larry M. Bowyer and wife, Ann Marie, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, and Bruce T. Bowyer and wife, Regina, of Roebuck, South Carolina; one sister, Florence Mullinex, of Bakersville; 10 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a brother-in-law, William Amiro, of St. Petersburg, Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Bowyer; two brothers, William and John Townsend; and two sisters. Martha and Ruth Ann.  

Funeral Services were 3 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2016, in the Bakersville Baptist Church. Vernon Buchanan officiated. Burial followed in the Bakersville Memorial Cemetery. The family received friends from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016, at Henline-Hughes Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of The Blue Ridge 236 Hospital Drive Bakersville, NC 28705 or to Bakersville Baptist Church PO Box 2 Bakersville, NC 28705.

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