December 11, 2003

Elzie Thomas Bowen


Elzie Thomas Bowen of Riverdale died Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003, at his residence.

He was a retired meat cutter.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at Tara Garden Chapel with the Rev. Alan Parker officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery.

Survivors include his daughters, Carolyn Palmer of Riverdale, Louise Poss of Fort Myers, Fla. and Diane and Larry Milam of McDonough; son, Carl Bowen of Riverdale; 11 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Portsbridge Hospice, 1335 Lake Ridge Parkway, Riverdale, GA 30296.

Tara Garden Chapel, Jonesboro is in charge of arrangements. (770) 471-7171.

Mary Leila Johnson


Ms. Mary Leila Johnson, age 81, of Hampton passed away Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2003.

Ms. Johnson was retired from Dundy Mills after 37 years of service. She worked as an inspector for the textile division. She was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Lovejoy. Ms. Johnson lived in Jonesboro and Hampton most of her life.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. today, Thursday, Dec. 11 in the Chapel of the Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Nunnelly officiating. Interment will follow in the Sherwood Memorial Gardens in Jonesboro.

Survivors include several nieces and nephews.

Pope Dickson and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211.