Lonnie Gene Bowers

Lonnie 'Gene' Bowers

ALBEMARLE - Lonnie "Gene" Bowers, 75, of Albemarle, passed away on Monday, Dec. 24, 2012 at Universal Healthcare.

Gene was born on Oct. 16, 1937, in Albemarle, to the late Jake Bowers and the late Ruby Bowers.

He was a proud Army veteran, serving two years in the Korean conflict.

Mr. Bowers is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Patsy Bowers; sister, Marie Hedrick of Harrisburg; niece, Sherry Carrigan of Waxhaw and many loving cousins.

Service: The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Sam Wilson and Rev. Andrew Ball will be held at Hartsell Funeral Home's Lefler Memorial Chapel, Albemarle on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Old Albemarle Cemetery on Pee Dee Ave. Military honors will be conducted by Stanly County DAV Chapter 12.

Visitation: The family will receive friends at Hartsell Funeral Home, Albemarle on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m. At other times, the family will meet at his home.

Memorials: May be made to , 1901 Burnswick Ave. Charlotte, NC 28207.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is serving the Bowers family.

Online condolences may be made at www.hartsellfh.com.

Published in Salisbury Post on Dec. 27, 2012