Traylor C. Jowers COLUMBIA - Graveside service for Traylor C. Jowers, 72, will be held at 2:00 Sunday, May 25, 2014, in Southland Memorial Gardens. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Mr. Jowers died Friday, May 16, 2014. Born in Columbia, he was a son of the late Vernon Jowers and Elizabeth Briggs Ross. Mr. Jowers retired from the Department of Mental Health with over 40 years of service as the forensic unit program manager. He earned a master's degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and was a Navy veteran, having served in the Vietnam War. Surviving are his grandson, Sebastian Jowers of Columbia; stepdaughter, Rhonda Strickland of Lexington; three great-grandchildren; and brother, Wade Ross (Lenora) of Elgin. In addition to his mother, he was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, June Jowers and daughter, Tracey Lynn Jowers. Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.
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Published in The State on May 24, 2014