Elizabeth Marie (Allen) Bowyer-Smith

October 12, 1924October 21, 2018

Elizabeth Marie Allen Bowyer-Smith, 94, of Fayetteville, passed away on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Bowers Hospice House, Beckley.

Born on October 12, 1924 at Creamery, WV, she was the daughter of the late Kenison Hank and Rose Lee Allen.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands: Walter A. Bowyer and Jesse Smith; brothers: Elmer Reed, Sidney Allen, Lewis Allen, Bill Allen, Homer Allen, and James Allen; and children: Walter A. Bowyer Jr., Edgar L. Bowyer, David C. Bowyer, and Beverly Sue Bowyer.

Survivors include her children: Deanna Neff, Evelyn Schau, Sherrie Gebhart, Rose Stevens, and Darlene Ray; and a multitude of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister: Mary Rudisill. She was cared for by a granddaughter and a family friend, Debra Carr.

Funeral services will be held at 1 PM on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, with Bishop Sam Calloway officiating. Burial will follow at Huse Memorial Park, Fayetteville.

The family will receive friends one hour before the funeral on Wednesday at the funeral home.

For those wishing to express condolences to the Bowyer-Smith family, you may do so by visiting our website at

Dodd-Payne-Hess Funeral Home, Fayetteville, will be assisting the family.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Visitation Wednesday, October 24, 2018
  • Burial Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Elizabeth Marie (Allen) Bowyer-Smith

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Sur Bennett

October 24, 2018

We are sorry for you loss. Aunt Marie was a very unique person. She was always very stylish and beautiful.
Sue Bennett (niece)
Millie Tallman (niece)
Juanita Allen (sister in law)