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December 13, 2009

Theodore Payne Bowen, 72, of 321 E. Pennsylvania Street, died, Sunday , December 13, 2009 a the Brian Center in Low Moor. He was born at Blue Spring Run, a son of the late Paul Payne Bowen and Violet Bush Bowen Davis. Mr. Bowen retired in 1999 from Meade Westvaco as a Quality Control Coordinator after 40 years of employment. He was a member of First Christian Church. He was an elder of the church and also was the chairman of Missions Board and a member of Outreach Program. He addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Loretta Arthur and his step father, Russell Davis. Surviving ate his wife of fifty years, Dorothy Smith Bowen of Covington; two daughters, Carla Davis and her husband, Richard of Clifton Forge and Jennifer Tingler and her husband, Kevin of Covington; one son, Tommy Bowen and his wife, Kim of Roanoke; six grandchildren, Kaylie Bowen, Madison Bowen, Ridge Bowen, Ethan Davis, Kevin Tingler, Jr., Kimberly Tingler; one great grandchild, Hayden Martin ;a brother, Ryland Bowen of Roanoke and several nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday in the First Christian Church with the Rev. Bill Gilliland officiating. The entombment will follow in the Alleghany Memorial Park Mausoleum. Friends may pay their at Arritt Funeral Home. The family will receive their friends Tuesday evening from 7:00 until 8:30 PM Tuesday evening at First Christ Church.
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