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 Fern Fold Bowers

Fern Fold Bowers

Birth
Alarka, Swain County, North Carolina, USA
Death 28 Dec 1994 (aged 61)
Charlotte, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 80721469 · View Source
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Fern was the son of John Avery Bowers and Ada (Phillips) Bowers. He was born at home in the Alarka Community of Swain County.

He would marry Austeen "Tiny" Richards, daughter of John B & Elsie Neoma (Cole) Richards. They would make their home in Gaston County.

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Obituary: The Charlotte Observer, December 30, 1994

Mr. Fern Fold Bowers, 61, of 2055 South Point Road in Belmont died Dec. 28, 1994, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. Funeral service is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Goshen Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a member. The Revs. Harold Blankenship and Bennie Turner will officiate. Burial will be in Gaston Memorial Park in Gastonia. Visitation is from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm tonight at McLean-Bumgardner Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be the deacons of the church.

Mr. Bowers, a retired employee of Burlington Knit Fabrics in Mount Holly, was born in Swain County, son of the late John and Ada (Phillips) Bowers. He was a deacon and an usher at church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Austeen (Richards) Bowers; brothers, Ora Bowers of Bryson City, Clyde Bowers of Belmont; sisters, Mrs. Inez Cochran and Mrs. Loretta Hicks, both of Bryson City; a number of nephews and nieces.

Memorials may be made to Goshen Freewill Baptist Church, 1300 W. Catawba Ave. Ext., Belmont, NC 28012.


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  • Maintained by: Trails of History
  • Originally Created by: Rick and Kathy Wright
  • Added: 19 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 80721469
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fern Fold Bowers (14 Nov 1933–28 Dec 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 80721469, citing Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Trails of History (contributor 47272808) .