Sara Edna (West) Bowers

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KERSHAW – Sara Edna West Bowers, 91, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at her home.
Born in the Flat Rock Township of Kershaw, she was the daughter of the late Henry Jones and Henrietta Williams West. She was married to the late John Benjamin "J.B." Bowers.
She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church, a 1939 graduate of Baron DeKalb High School and a homemaker.
Survivors are 12 children, Jesse J. Bowers (Margie) of Westville, Sara B. Ellis, Samuel Pete Bowers (Dottie), Mary Ann Cook (Eddie), Jerry J. Bowers (Rowena), Donald W. Bowers, Vickie Gail Catoe, Roger D. Bowers, all of Kershaw, Judy B. Sullivan (Charles) of Heath Springs, Larry R. Bowers (Regina), James Lee Bowers and George T. Bowers, all of Kershaw; 23 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three children, Fred William Bowers, Kathy Bowers Keihart and Margaret "Peggy" Bass White; six brothers, Julius West, Billy West, James West, Walter West, Steve "Sam" West and Ruben West; three sisters, Ruth West, Geneva West Sowell and Elizabeth West Cauthen; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at Baker Funeral Home. At other times the family will receive friends at the home of her son, 303 Payne Pond Road, Westville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Bowers are 2 p.m. today, Nov. 27, 2013, in the sanctuary of Bethany Baptist Church, Westville.
The Revs. Craigan Blankenship, Tommy Bowers, Quitman Hand and Mr. Jesse Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to thank the special caregivers to Mrs. Bowers, Amy Mackey and Jennifer Fisher, from Homecare and Hospice of Lancaster, Brenda Ellis and Sara Beth Ross, from Nightingales, and Robin Christine Bass.
Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church, P.O. Box 488, Westville, 29175.
Baker Funeral Home ( is serving the family of Mrs. Bowers.
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Published in The Lancaster News on Nov. 27, 2013