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James Haywood Bowden

January 20, 1930 ~ February 2, 2021 (age 91)


Rev. James Haywood Bowden, age 91, of Lillington, transitioned from his earthly home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at Universal Healthcare of Lillington.

He was born in Harnett County on January 20, 1930 to the late Keet N. Bowden and Lonie Mae Wiggins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by five sisters, Mildred Lockamy, Frances Matthews, Judy Graham, Mary Norton and Gladys Dupree and four brothers, Roger Bowden, Billy Ray Bowden, Herman Bowden and Thurman Bowden.  James served his Country in the US Marine Corps.  He owned and operated a plumbing and HVAC company for many years.  James formerly served as Pastor at Lee’s Chapel Christian Church

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Pearlie Holder Bowden; son, Charles Robert Bowden and wife, Sylvia of Sanford; one sister, Peggy Stone of Tennessee; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Mr. Bowden will lie-in-state for friends to come pay their respects, at Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home on Thursday, February 4, 2021 from 9:00 AM until 4:30 PM.  A private graveside service will be held.

For those people wanting to send condolences and messages of love and concern, please consider sending cards to Pearlie Bowden, Green Leaf Assisted Living Center, 2041 NC 210 North, Lillington, NC, 27546

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Lie in State
February 4, 2021

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home
600 West Main Street
Sanford, NC 27332

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