Funeral services for Mrs. Velma Harris Bowman, 95, of
Cookeville, Tennessee, will be held at 2 P.M. on Wednesday,
June 16, 2010, at Anderson-Upper Cumberland Funeral Home
in Gainesboro, TN. Burial will follow in the Pharris Cemetery in
the McCoinsville community of Jackson County, TN.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4 P.M. –
8 P.M., and Wednesday from 12 Noon until time of services.
She passed away on Monday, June 14, 2010, at Cookeville
Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, TN.
She was born January 20, 1915, in Jackson County, TN, to
the late Pole and Mary Whitaker Harris. On December 25,
1932, she was married to the late Zollie Bowman, who passed
away June 23, 1978. She was a factory worker, and a member
of the McBroom Chapel Church of Christ.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in
death by her Step-Mother: Eula Godsey Harris; 4 Sisters:
Mattie Stewart, Hattie Chaffin, Mary Jo Lawson, and Louise
Haney; and 2 Brothers: Cordell Harris and Roosevelt Harris.
Survivors include 1 Son: Jesse (Verlie) Bowman of
Cookeville, TN; 2 Grandchildren: Larry Bowman and Lisa
(Barry) Gambrell, all of Cookeville, TN; 1 Great-Granddaughter:
Shannon Gambrell; 1 Brother: James (Sally) Harris of
Gainesboro, TN; 1 Sister: Jean (Harlen) Haney of Cookeville,
TN; and several nieces and nephews.
Bro. Charles P. West will officiate at the services.
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