Elizabeth G. "Peggy" Bowers, 84, of Crystal River, Fla., passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in Fort Lauderdale. She was born Sept. 6, 1928, in Madison, N.C., to Joshua and Lula Watkins. She came to Crystal River 25 years ago from Fort Lauderdale. She was a homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling and especially her grandchildren.
Her husband Jack Bowers preceded her in death May 12, 1994. Surviving are her son Richard Bowers (Michele) of Riverview; two daughters, Carolyn Taylor (Tom) of Gloucester, Va., and Judy Slater of Davie; brothers Harvey Lee Watkins of North Carolina and Billy Watkins of Montana; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be conducted by the Rev. Mike Wilburn, pastor of the Ozello Island Church, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in Crystal River. The visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time. Interment will follow at the Crystal River Memorial Park Cemetery in Crystal River. Flowers as an expression of sympathy would be greatly appreciated by the family or for those who wish, memorial contributions are suggested to the Hospice of your choice. Arrangements are under the care of Strickland Funeral Home with Crematory, Crystal River.