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Johnny William Bowen Sr.

Johnny William Bowen Sr., 63, of Hampton, passed away on Thursday, April 14, 2005.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ellis and Annie Mae Bowen.

He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Gerry Bowen; daughter and son-in-law, Tina and J.J. Jensen of Griffin; son and daughter-in-law, John and Mary Bowen of Hampton; three grandchildren, Caitlin, Caley, and Gemani; brother, Bobby Joe Bowen; sisters, Mary Lou Mullins, Helen Hurst and Edna Heathcote; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Bowen retired from the City of Atlanta Sanitation Department after 21 years of service.

His family will receive friends for visitation Sunday, April 17, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2005, with the Rev. Curtis Turner officiating. Interment will be at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Pope Dickson & Son, Jonesboro Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. (770) 478-7211. www.popedickson.com.