Patricia Elaine Bowman, age 78 of Murphy passed away Saturday, November 20, 2021, at her home.
She was the daughter of the late C. Ray and Delma Walker Scroggs. Her vocations included being a manager for the Western Sirloin Steak House, a receptionist for Lewis Jones at Nationwide Insurance and for the Murphy Health and Fitness Center. She was also the co- owner and operator of Hiawassee Hide-a-way Marina beginning in 1976. She was a member of Grape Creek Baptist Church. She was known for having a "servants" heart and loved giving her time and talents to the Lord.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Philip Bowman; one son, Phil Bowman and wife Vickie of Murphy; one daughter, Nita Dockery and husband David of Murphy; two brothers, Cliff Scroggs and wife Babs of Williamsburg, VA and Ronnie Scroggs and wife Eva of Hayesville; four grandchildren, Jonathan Bowman and wife Elesha, Kaitlynn Pope and husband Caleb, Lauren Crowe and husband Alex and Hailey Bowman; two great-grandchildren Sawyer Pope and Ellis Crowe, several nieces and nephews and many extended family members all from Virginia.
The family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00 pm, Saturday, November 27, 2021, at the Grape Creek Baptist Church, with funeral services immediately following at 2:00 pm. Rev. Steve West and Rev. Aud Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Al Lovingood, Max Garrett, Mike Hogsed, Mark Johnson, Eric Ledford and Terry Hall. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Davis, Lewis Jones, Russell Rhodes, Eddie Tanner, Danny Carroll, John Sandidge, Jason Carroll and Maynard Hogsed.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Grape Creek Baptist Church Fellowship Hall Building Fund, c/o Marvin Shuler, 1340 Grape Creek Road., Murphy, NC 28906.
Townson-Rose Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
You may send tributes to the family at www.townson-rose.com