April 22, 1932 ~ December 22, 2020

Born in: Poplar Grove, KY
Resided in: Temple Hill, KY

Elizabeth Joyce Bacon Bowman (Betty) born April 22, 1932, to the late Dexter Bacon, Sr, and Helen Miller Bacon. She grew up in the Freedom community and graduated from Temple Hill in 1949. Betty married Evans Bowman, May 27, 1949, they lived in Detroit for 10 years before buying a farm in Temple Hill. She was a loving wife and mom to two children and their spouses, “Granny” her favorite name to five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and “Aunt Betty” to many nieces and nephews.

Betty was saved at an early age at Freedom church and served the Lord at Union #2 Missionary Baptist Church the rest of her life and served as the church treasurer for 23 years. She opened their home and served her extended family as a warm and welcoming gathering place for decades. She served her community at Temple Hill School PTA and as the guidance counselor aide.

Survivors include two children, Gerald “Gerry” Bowman (Becky) of Temple Hill, KY, and Melanie Jones (Larry) of Loudon, TN; five grandchildren, Ashley Thomson (Richie) of Temple Hill, KY, Christopher Jones Canandaigua, NY, Christy Bartley (Chris) of Temple Hill, KY, Travis Bowman of Temple Hill, KY, and Suzanne Cunningham (Daniel) of Loudon, TN; five great grandchildren, Becca Grace Bartley, Mathias Jones, Chapel Elizabeth Thompson, Josephine Jones, and Rhett Evans Thompson; several nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Sue Carol Jaggers and Shirley Bacon both of Glasgow; brother-in-law, Rev. Gordon Larson of FL. Also, for the past six years she has been blessed to have two very special caregivers, her granddaughter, Christy Bartley, and her husband Chris.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Evans Bowman; two brothers, Joe Donald Bacon and Rev. Dexter Arnold Bacon, Jr.

Funeral service will be 2:00pm Monday, December 28, 2020 at the A.F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in the Poplar Log Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday from 10:00am until time for the service at the funeral home.

For those not able to attend, the service will be live streamed at 2:00pm Monday at www.facebook.com/crowfuneralhome. A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home is both honored and privileged to be entrusted in the care of Mrs. Bowman. Please share your condolences with the family at www.crowfuneralhome.com.

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  1. I loved Betty as my friend, my neighbor, and my colleague. Prayers for the family as we know Betty is with the Lord.

  2. I loved Betty as my friend, my neighbor, and my colleague. Prayers for the family. We know Betty is celebrating Christmas with our Lord.

  3. Betty was always so kind and always remember her with a smile. She will be in heaven with many of her loved ones.

  4. Christy & Family,
    I’m sorry for the Loss of your GrandMother. Sending you all Prayers and My Deepest Condolences.

    Sylvia Hatfield (Holly Hatfield’s Mom T.H.E)

  5. Gerry, Melanie and families, So very sorry for the loss of your sweet mother/grandmother. Love and prayers for all.

  6. Aunt Betty was the most gracious hostess I know, always making our family feel most welcomed when we stopped by from out of town. I admired her. She was beautiful and had a soft gentle voice. I thought my handsome Uncle Evans was lucky to have her for a wife! ♡
    I am sorry for the family’s loss and will pray for you…. but rejoicing with heaven’s gain! She is face to face with Christ her Savior and all her family and friends who have gone on before and I know I will see her again! (1st Thessalonians 4: 13-18)

  7. Betty always had the sweetest personality and a smile for everyone she met. Betty and I were neighbors, friends and worked together for many years.
    As a young bride taught me how to make the best baked beans and how to make waffles without smoking up the whole house. Many happy memories and I look forward to meeting her again one day!

  8. Whenever hearing the name, Betty Bowman, I fondly reflect on her kindness to each individual at Temple Hill School. What positive impacts! Sincerest sympathy to each family member. Jackie Brown

  9. Gerry & Melanie,
    Betty was such a sweet , gentle lady.
    I had so much respect for her.
    Please know I care! My prayers are with you & your families.

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