Fannie Mae Bowers

Fannie Mae Bowers


fannie-bowers-11-13-16Fannie Mae Bowers

November 10, 2016

Date of Service: November 13, 2016

Interment Location: Christus Garden


For God so loved the world, He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. –John 3:16

Our beloved mother and grandmother, Fannie Mae “Mamaw” Kemp Bowers, Elizabethton  was welcomed into her eternal heavenly home on Thursday, November 10, following an extended illness. Mrs. Bowers was preceded in death by her parents, Greene and Emma Hyder Kemp; brothers, Fred and Kyle Kemp, and a sister, Marie Kemp Lewis.

Until her illness, Mrs. Bowers was an active member of Riverview Baptist Church. She was a retired employee of Inland Container. Early in her career, Mrs. Bowers worked at Greeneville facility for 30 days to prove that women deserved equal pay for equal work. She was one of a few women who finished the temporary assignment. Because of her efforts, all women’s wages were increased.

Survivors include her sons, Lynn Bowers and wife, Karen, Elizabethton; Jim Bowers and wife Debbie, Elizabethton; and a daughter, Carolyn “Susie” Jenkins of Maryland; One brother, Kale Kemp and wife, Geraldine; One sister, Sally Kemp Guy, and husband Cecil and beloved sister-in-law, Anne Kemp. Four Grandsons, Jimmy Bowers and wife Molly, Adam Bowers, Eric Flynn Bowers, and Cody Turbyfill. Two Granddaughters, Melissa McClellan and partner, Randy Hartman and Melanie Rhea. Great  Granddaughters, Allison Pierce and Sierra Pierce Vines and husband, Jacob; a Great Grandson, Brandon Rhea, and a Great Great Grandson, Kolton Pierce; Special Friends Willie Douglas, Crystal Birchfield, and Cassi Reece. Many beloved nieces and nephews also survive. A special thank you to Theron Johnson for his long-time friendship and visits during Mamaw’s illness.

Funeral services will be conducted 7 pm, Saturday, November 12, 2016 in Memorial Funeral Chapel with Pastors Larry Shorter and Mark Grubb officiating. Music will be under the direction of Karen Elliott.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5pm to 7pm prior to the service and other times at the home of her son, Jim Bowers, Elizabethton. Graveside services and burial will be held at 2 pm, Sunday, November 13, 2016 at Happy Valley Memorial Cemetery. Family and Friends are asked to meet at the funeral home at 1:20pm Sunday to go to the cemetery.   Active pallbearers will be selected from friends and family. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site

Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Bowers Family

Happy Valley Memorial Park