Friday, March 9, 2007

Winford Preston Bowman, 85, of Diamond, passed away Monday, March 5, 2007. He was born April 23, 1921, in Purdy, the son of Oscar and Nellie (Ennis) Bowman.

He was a retired Crane operator. He was a member of Liberty Baptist Church in Long Beach, Calif. He married Lois Mae Bowen on April 13, 1941, in Idaho, and she preceded him in death.

Survivors include: one daughter, Melodee Duke, of Diamond; two sisters, Gladys Tubbs, of Joplin, and Ruby Showlater, of Granby; two grandchildren; one great grandchild.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Arnhart Baptist Church, Purdy, with Rev. Lyle Smith officiating. Burial will be at Arnhart Cemetery, Purdy, under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home, Monett.