Vernell Jean Bowles, 88, of Glasgow, died Thursday, January 30, 2020 at the NHC Healthcare. Born in Etoile, KY she was the daughter of the late Robert Lee and Erma Jewel Hunt Payne, she was a retired clerk with Town and Country Drugs and member of the Mt. Tabor Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband of 63 years, William Earl Bowles; 2 sisters-in-law, Shirley Payne and Ruth Payne both of Glasgow; nieces and nephews, Gary Doyel (Ann), Loretta Murrey (Harrell), Janet Thomerson all of Glasgow, Linda Bowles (Kyle), Cary Proffitt (Beth) both of Temple Hill, Jennie Daugherty (Mark), Daryl Payne (Pamela) both of Nashville,TN; several great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews, along with a special care-giver Vickie Mosby. In addition to her parents she was preceded in daeth by 2 brothers, Russell and Randall Payne, 4 sisters, Lottie Woodcock 'Paul', Beulah Payne, Lula Martin 'Eugene and Dixie Proffitt 'Arlien B'. Funeral services will be held 1:00pm Monday, February 3, 2020 at the A. F. Crow and Son Funeral Home with burial in the Bowles Cemetery on the Vernon School House Rd. Visitation will be on Sunday Feb.2nd 3:00pm until 7:00pm and on Monday morning until time for services. Alternate expressions of sympathy can be made in the form of memorial contributions to the Mt Tabor Baptist Church, c/o Danny Bishop 301 Wilderness Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141 or Bowles Cemetery, c/o Reggie Ward at 650 Groce Cemetery Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141 A. F. Crow & Son is both honored and privileged to be entrusted with the care of Mrs.Bowles. Share your message of condolence with the family of Mrs. Bowles at

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  1. Miss Nell as I called her, was one of the people I remember meeting when my Dad opened Town & Country. She seemed so sophisticated & elegant to this 11 year old boy at the time. She was always so sweet, kind, and generous to me through out all the years s

  2. It seems I’ve known ‘Nell’ all of my life. She was always a kind, soft-spoken, beautiful woman. My mother counted her among her dear friends. Our prayers and sympathy to her family.

  3. William Earl and Family, Our deepest sympathy to all. Vernell was such a special lady, soft spoken, elegant and genuine to her core! She is one who will be remembered for many years to come!!! Sweet, sweet lady!!

  4. I so enjoyed working with Nell. I loved her so much. Precious lady. I remember the day after I gave my heart to the Lord. I went to work a different person. She noticed and hugged me and cried. A memory I will never forget. God be with you all today. You’

    • Nell worked with my father at Ely Drugs when it was on the square. I was just a small boy but I remember how kind and patient she always was to me. I always have pleasant memories of her. My prayers are with her family.

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