Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Bownes, 89, of Gainesboro,
Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Sunday, July 29, 2007,  at
Anderson  -  Upper Cumberland Funeral Home  in  Gainesboro,
TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in the McCoinsville
community.

The family will receive friends  on  Saturday  from  1  P.M.  –  9
P.M., and on Sunday from 12 noon until time of services.

Mrs. Bownes  passed  away  on  Friday,  July  27,  2007,   at
Cumberland River Hospital in Celina, TN.
 
She was born April 13, 1918, in Clay County, Tennessee,  to
the late
William Harvey Strong and Roxie Rush Strong. She
was married to
Carl J Bownes,   who   survives.   She   was   a
homemaker, and was a member of the Gainesboro First Baptist
Church.

She was preceded in death by
her parents:  William Harvey
and Roxie Rush Strong;
her first husband:  Lex Stafford;  her
second husband:
Fred Stafford; 1 Step-son: James Stafford;
6 Brothers:   Joe, Haskell, Bethel, Amos, Willie Jay and Wilbert
Strong; and   
2   Sisters:   Hattie Moss  &  Lola Strong (her twin
sister).

Survivors   include    
her    husband:   Carl   J   Bownes   of
Gainesboro, TN;   
1   Son and Daughter-in-law:  Billy Joe and
Nancy Stafford of Gainesboro, TN;    
2   Grandchildren:  Vicky
Salyer   and   William Thomas Stafford both of Gainesboro,  TN;
and
1 Great-Grandchild: Elizabeth Salyer.

Pastor Jason L. Lewis will officiate at the services.
© 2007 Anderson - Upper Cumberland Funeral Home