East Funeral Home


Deborah Lynne Bowman

29 marzo , 195510 marzo , 2017

Deborah Lynne Johnson Cope Dees Bowman, 61 of Texarkana, TX passed away on Friday, March 10, 2017 at a local hospice. She was born on March 29, 1955 in New Boston, TX.

Survivors include son and daughter-in-law James and Holly Cope of Texarkana, TX; four sisters, Karen Edgar of Wake Village, TX, Donna Smith of Texarkana, TX, Kathy Ann Hall of Longview, TX and Sheila Denise Travis of Columbia, SC; brother, Edward L. Johnson, Jr. of Malta, TX; three grandchildren, Dustin Luke Law, Hannah Nicole Cope and James Andrew Cope III, long time friend Curtis Bowman and a number of nieces and nephews.

Celebration of life gathering 2pm Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at Clear Springs Camp Ground at Wright Patman Lake. Cremation is under the direction of East Funeral Home-Moores Lane.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to American Cancer Society or Hospice of Texarkana Inpatient Care Center.

Online tributes can be posted at


  • Celebration of Life Gathering

    martes, 14 marzo , 2017


Deborah Lynne Bowman

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Chuck Dees

marzo 13, 2017

Words can't express the deep sadness I feel at this time. I was so fortunate to have shared a part of my life with her and cherished the friendship that we had. My thoughts and payers are with the ones that were the most important part of Debbie's life, Bubba, Holly and rest of her family. May God Bless you all at this time and may you be comforted by wonderful memories and the love that she felt for each one you.

Don Gold

marzo 13, 2017

One night at a meeting long ago, Debbie and I decided not to leave before the miracle happened. What a miracle it turned out to be for each of us, individually. Well done, Debbie. Peace and rest now. Don Gold, Temple, TX.

Diane Caple

marzo 13, 2017

Debbie, we met many years ago and you have always been dear to me even when we didn't see each other as often. I will always cherish the time we spent hiking and camping back in the 80's/90's - and of course all the laughs we had! I remember your big, genuine laugh very well. I still tell people about the one time we actually saw a bear in the wild and how Katey started barking at it and it lunged at us. I was yelling "Get in the car Debbie", lol. Gosh you will be missed, but I am glad you are dancing with Jesus and the angels now! My condolences to and prayers for all family and friends.

Kathy Tankersley

marzo 12, 2017

Debbie was one of the first women I meet at Reservoir. She was kind and good-hearted. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. She had a huge influence in the lives of so many women including me. May God be with your family and friends.

Curtis Bowman

marzo 12, 2017

I am sorry for me and my loss. I am happy for you and that we have a merciful God. I will love you forever. I hope you find Katey and Hope on the Rainbow Bridge. I am very happy that you have no pain and have peace.

marzo 11, 2017

I am so sorry for the loss of your dear loved one. I hope that you may be comforted by fond memories and the love of your family and friends. (Jeremiah 29:11)