GASTONIA - Earl Mayes Bowen, 85, passed away April 3, 2013, at the Robin Johnson Hospice House, Dallas.
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He was born Aug. 20, 1927, in Cobb County, Ga., son of the late Abe and Ada Payne Bowen.
Mr. Bowen was a member and former deacon at Salem Baptist Church, Gastonia. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was retired from the Gastonia City Police Department after 30 years of service as a police officer.
A funeral service will be held noon Saturday at Salem Baptist Church, Gastonia, officiated by pastor Junior Morris.
The family will receive friends 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Greene Funeral Service, South Chapel, 1503 S. York Road, Gastonia.
Interment will be at Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, with honors by the City of Gastonia Police Department.
He is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Frank M. and Kathy Bowen; daughters and son-in-law, Angela B. Johnson, Cheryl B. and Curtis Martin; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Charlene Bo-wen; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death b: his wife, Reba H. Bowen; son, Audie Bowen; and grand-daughter, Jacqueline Hawes.
Arrangements are with the South Chapel of Greene Fu-neral Service and Cremato-rium, Gastonia.
A guest registry is available at greenefuneral.com.
Greene Funeral Service, Southside Chapel
1503 South York Road
Gastonia, NC 28052
Published in Gaston Gazette on Apr. 5, 2013