Maresa Graves Bowen

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Maresa Graves Bowen, 46, of Canton died on April 9, 2011. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Freddie and Barbara Graves of Cumming.
A graduate of Forsyth County High School, Maresa earned her BA in Psychology and minor in Spanish at West Georgia College. She was a member of Phi Sigma Iota and Pi Gamma Mu. Maresa was member of First Redeemer Church and was employed by Graves Fireplaces Inc.
In addition to her parents, Maresa is survived by her husband, Jeffrey S. Bowen of Canton; brother, Lee (Yvette) Graves of Cumming; mother-in-law, Judith (Charley) Barber of Canton; father-in-law, Charles Bowen of Smyrna; brother-in-law, James (Linda) Bowen of Cumming; nephews, Samuel Lee Graves and Luke Anthony Graves of Cumming, Tyler Bowen of Jasper; nieces, Anna Olivia Graves of Cumming, Julie Bowen of Jasper; a large extended family and many special friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, in the McDonald and Son Chapel. Interment will follow at Sawnee View Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Maresa's memory to Whispering Hope, c/o First Redeemer Church, 2100 Peachtree Parkway, Cumming, GA 30041.
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McDonald and Son Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in from Apr. 13 to Apr. 17, 2011