Mrs. Shelba Jean Baker Bowers of Bowers Road, Westville, passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She was 76. Shelba was born Sept. 7, 1936 In Holmes County, to the late George Luther and Bessie Powell Baker. She was a very loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Shelba always had a smile for everyone she met.
In addition to her parents a grandson, Jacob Armstrong preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Roland Dee Bowers, Westville; one son, Charles Armstrong (Pam), Westville; two daughters, Cynthia Armstrong, Westville, and Kimberly Riley (Walt), Spanish Fort, Ala.; six grandchildren, Justin Armstrong (Tabitha), Geneva, Casey and Jesse Armstrong, both of Westville, Chase, Clint, and Amanda Riley, all of Spanish Fort, Ala.; two great-grandchildren, Makayla Thomasson and Cheyanne Armstrong, both of Geneva; three sisters, Mavis Brown (George), Jackson, S.C., Faye Brown, Ponce de Leon, Barbara Glass (Thomas), Geneva; one brother, Dale Baker (Margaret), Westville, and several special nieces, nephews, other extended family and a host of friends.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at Open Pond United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Steven Connell officiating and Ernie Land delivering the eulogy. Mrs. Bowers was placed into the church one hour prior to service time. Burial followed in the Campground Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva directing. The family received friends at the funeral home Monday, Jan. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Flowers will be accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Covenant Hospice, 4440 Lafayette St. Suite C, Marianna, FL 32446. Sorrells Funeral Home of Geneva, 334-684-9999, is in charge of arrangements. Express your condolences in our guest book at www.sorrellsfuneralhomes.com