Berry Highland South

9010 Simpson RD, Knoxville, TN


Deborah Pearl Bowers

May 21, 1948September 6, 2020
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Deborah "Debbie" Pearl Bowers, 72 of Knoxville, TN made her journey to her heavenly home on September 06, 2020, with her loving family by her side. Debbie, affectionately known as "Granny" by most who knew her, was most proud of her role in raising her six children, and her nineteen grandchildren. She was a proud graduate of Rule High School class of 1966. Debbie was the most kind and compassionate person, who spent her life caring for others.

Debbie was met at the gates of Eternity by her loving parents; Walter and Mollie Brogdon; brothers, Randy, Art, Tony Brogdon; son, Timothy Haynes.

She leaves to carry on her legacy of love her husband Henry Bowers; sons, Jack "Bunky" (Audrey) Haynes, Brian (Lori) Haynes, Shawn Haynes, Aaron Haynes; daughter, Angela "Angel" (Paul) Kunert; brothers, Walter "Penny" (Karen) Brogdon, Paul Brogdon, Wayne Brogdon, Doug Brogdon; sister, Sherri (Jim) Spencer. Debbie also leaves behind numerous grand and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends.

Debbie's family will receive friends on Saturday, September 12, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm at Berry Highland South Funeral Home, 9010 E. Simpson Rd., Knoxville, TN 37920, with a chapel service to follow at 2:00pm. Graveside services will be held directly after the chapel service at 3:00pm at Berry Highland South Cemetery.

Berry Highland South Funeral Home 9010 E. Simpson Rd. Knoxville, TN 37920



  • Josh Walker
  • Matthew Haynes
  • Brennan Murphy
  • Lukas Haynes
  • Shawn Michael Haynes
  • Michael Haynes
  • Paul Kunert Sr.
  • Paul Kunert Jr.
  • Seth Kunert
  • Sebastian Kunert
  • Dylan Haynes
  • William Fox


  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, September 12, 2020


Deborah Pearl Bowers

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Chrystal Browning

September 14, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss .You all are in our prayers always. She was always so sweet to us always. We are so glade we got to meet a lovely kind lady . Love Chrystal and Brian Browning.

Monna Boles

September 12, 2020

Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers. Y’all have always been family. Sorry I won’t be able to make it to the funeral home today. Love y’all. Monna

Jeffrey Yearwood

September 11, 2020

I will miss you so much , we had so many good times over the years and many talks , God Bless
You and give all a hug for me there in heaven
Love you

Brenda Heinecke

September 11, 2020

From your family

Dixie Hopson

September 9, 2020

The world changed drastically the moment you left. The air was heavier, the sun shine felt different and there was a certain emptiness that was apparent.
Growing up Brogdon is a blessing I would never trade, a Love some will never know. Thank you for being so wonderful to us all. Thank you for being there for everyone and taking over for Granny when she passed.
I can't imagine Heaven could possibly be any more beautiful , until you walked in.❤ Always, your niece Dixie

Doug Brogdon

September 8, 2020

My loving sister Debbie
I’m gonna miss you so much ,look over us down here
Your baby brother Goose ❤️

Katrina Browning

September 8, 2020

To my sweet granny,

Thank you for always being the sunshine on everyone’s cloudy day. Thank you for teaching me to see the light in every situation, and every person even when it appears pretty dark. Thank you for believing in people that others had given up on. Thank you for taking your time to remember every detail when you were telling me a long story about your past. Thank you for being that person that would talk to me on my way home from work even if you were napping, thank you for always being someone I could depend on no matter what.

You were the most beautiful human on earth, and I know you are the most beautiful angel. I know you would want me to be happy, and most of all the best mother I can be. So i will do that, but I will forever count the days until I see your sweet face again.

Marilyn Hines

September 8, 2020

Condolences for all the family!! Love you Brian, Lori and Natalie!! Thinking of you with a heavy heart!!

James Spencer Jr

September 8, 2020

After I lost my Grandmother aunt Deb was like a surrogate Granny. She was always there for me whenever I stopped by. After Tim passed I did not call her because I did not know what to say a regret I will carry forever. She was always there for everyone she would give you the shirt off her back and her last cigarette without complaint. She was an amazing person and I will never forget her. I wish I could have visited her at least one more time before she left.

Brandy Brogdon

September 8, 2020

Like a mother to my dad, leaving her like a grandmother to me, Aunt Debby your passing hurts so deep. I love you and although I know you are going to a better place, I can’t help but cry, because this world is will be a much sadder place without you. 😔


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