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
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
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
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