Oma Laverne Bowers

Oma Laverne Bowers, age 77 of Friendsville, passed away Sunday, December 5, 2010, at Blount Memorial Hospital. Oma was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Floyd James Bowers, Sr.; her brothers, Asa, Isaac, Paul, Sampson, and her twin brother, Homer Keaton; sisters, Martela Bowerman, Pearl Masingo, Dot Frank, Hazel Shepherd, and Tennie McCollum.

She is survived by her children, Jim Bowers and wife Fran of Kingston, Larry Bowers and wife Jane of Seymour, Jackie Purkey and husband Hank of Friendsville; grandchildren, Tabitha Damron, Shaunna Bowers, Katelyn, Alex, Connor, and Dylan Purkey, and Barb Wing; great-grandchildren, Reid Damron and Elijah and Sarah Grace Wing; brothers, Dewey and Ben Keaton.

Special thanks to Dr. Alexander for his excellent care of Oma and the kindness and respect shown to our family.

Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday in McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Carpenter officiating. Family and friends will meet at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at Forest Hill Cemetery for the interment service.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at McCammon-Ammons-Click Funeral Home. 982-6812