Dianne Tinsley Bowers, 59, of Dawsonville passed away Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness.
Born Dec. 20, 1952, to the late Dean and Louise Tinsley, she lived most of her life in Dawson County. Dianne was a graduate of Dawson County High School and earned a B.S. degree from Mississippi State University and a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Georgia
. Mrs. Bowers was an electronics instructor for over 20 years and served as Dean of Academic Affairs at Lanier Technical College, Oakwood Campus. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 31 years and currently attended the Dahlonega Ward. She possessed a deep love and devotion for her family, her church, travel and art. Also preceding her in death was a sister, Tilda Tinsley Tilton; and a brother, Joseph B. Tinsley.
Surviving are her husband, Roy A. Bowers of Dawsonville; daughters and son-in-law, K. Cynthia Cox of Dawsonville, and Angelia McQuade and Adam Medlin of Cumming; stepsons, Chris Bowers of Jackson, Miss., and Scottie Bowers of Canton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda Tinsley and Dennis Molnar of Navarre, Fla., Gloria and Larry Wright of Dawsonville, Deanna Perry of Dawsonville, and Deborah and Byron Lewis of Snowflake, Ariz.; brother and sister-in-law, Hubert D. Jr. and Jannie Tinsley of Dawsonville; grandchildren, Kassidy Dianne Olson, Brittney Nicole Brown, Courtnie Marie Brown, McKylie RyAnne Olson, Tristan Cordon Olson, and Jackson Dean Olson; special nephews, Derrick and Blake Bennett; and a number of other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at 3 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dahlonega Ward. Bishop Robert Weischedel will officiate. Interment will follow in the Tinsley Chapel Cemetery.
The family will receive friends after 6:30 p.m. Thursday and from 4-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be expressed at www.beardenfuneralhome.com.