James C. Bowden

August 16, 1935June 12, 2013
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James C. Bowden, 77, returned to the peace of his Father on Wednesday, June 12, 2013. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Jarrett and Dr. C. Michael Blizzard officiating. Burial will be private. The family will meet friends on Sunday, June 16, 2013 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Mr. Bowden was born in Hogansville, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Marie Chafin, and his brother, Robert Parks Bowden. Mr. Bowden served his country and retired from the United State Navy and was retired from Robins Air Force Base as a computer programmer. He was a member of the Covenant Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his loving wife of thirty years, Doris McWilliams Bowden of Centerville, step children; Melanie Bowers of Simsbury, CT, Robert Bowers of Bonaire, GA, Jacqueline Stephens of Milledgeville, GA, five grandchildren; Nadia Stephens, Diana Stephens, Amelia Bowers, Jackson Bowers, and Nathan Bowers, sister, Gaye (Charles) Hattaway of Macon, and brother, David (Betty) Gales of Macon, and several nieces and nephews.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, June 17, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, June 16, 2013

James C. Bowden

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Pecorlia Johnson

June 17, 2013

Mrs. Bowden,
I am sorry about your loss. My prayer is for you and your family to be strengthen during this time.
Pecorlia Johnson

June 17, 2013

Dear Doris, Bob and I wanted you to know that we are thinking of you and your family and keeping you in our prayers. Love in Christ, Peggy Thornton

Robin Skipworth

June 17, 2013

I am so sorry! You and your family are in my thoughts.

June 16, 2013

Carolyn and I are sadden, by your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathy Tony and Carolyn Robbins

Freda Benson

June 15, 2013

Doris, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Don't know if you will remember me but I lived across from you in Perry. God's blessing to you and yours.


June 14, 2013

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Evelyn Bowden

June 14, 2013

I am so saddened by Jame's passing, I loved him so much. May God be with his family. I will be praying for all his family.