Mary Lou Bowers

February 5, 1937February 15, 2021
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Mary Lou Bowers, 84 of Phenix City, Alabama passed away Monday February 15, 2021 at her home. Graveside Funeral Services will be held, 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at Lakeview Memory Gardens with Rev. Johnny Ellison officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. Wednesday at Striffler Hamby in Phenix City, AL.

Mrs. Bowers was born February 5, 1937 in Clio, Alabama; daughter of the late C.W. Arrington and Janie Fleming Arrington. She was a 1955 graduate of Central High School, was a member of Golden Acres Baptist Church and was retired from Synovus with more than 30 years of service.

Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Bill Bowers and her sister, Shirley Parsons.

Mrs. Bowers was a loving and supportive mother and grandmother who never missed an event that her children was involved in and she was known for loving her sweets. She will be greatly missed by all who loved her.

Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Royce Bowers of Phenix City, AL, sons, Lee Bowers and wife, Pam of Phenix City, AL, Glenn Bowers and wife, Cathy of Smiths, AL, daughter-in-law, Lisa Bowers Alexander of Cataula, GA, sister, Joy Schrage of Phenix City, AL, grandchildren, LynnLee Bolin and husband, Jarrod, Brett Bowers, Carson Bowers, Weslee Bowers and wife, Brooke. She is also survived by three great grandchildren, Taylor Crawford, Jillian Bolin, Huxley Bolin and several nieces and nephews.


  • C.W. Arrington and Janie Fleming Arrington, Parents (deceased)
  • Bill Bowers, Son (deceased)
  • Shirley Parsons, Sister (deceased)
  • Royce Bowers, Husband of 65 years
  • Lee Bowers (Pam), Son
  • Glenn Bowers (Cathy), Son
  • Lisa Bowers Alexander, Daughter-in-law
  • Joy Schrage, Sister
  • LynnLee Bolin (Jarrod), Grandchild
  • Brett Bowers, Grandchild
  • Carson Bowers, Grandchild
  • Weslee Bowers (Brooke), Grandchild
  • Taylor Crawford, Jillian Bolin, Huxley Bolin, Great-Grandchildren


  • A Visitation for Family and Friends

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021


Mary Lou Bowers

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John Greathouse

February 20, 2021

Mary Lou, Royce and I graduated from Central in 1955. They were
part of every reunion memory that I have and Mary Lou will be missed. She always had a big smile and a kind word for everyone.
Our Love to Royce and their family.
John and Charlotte Greathouse

Ginger Hooper

February 19, 2021

Truly one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. Baylee grew up thinking 'Granny' was her grandmother too. We were all blessed to have her in our lives. She will be greatly missed by many. May God surround you all with love and comfort during this difficult time. We love you all!

Tonya Price

February 18, 2021

I am another fellow team member of Mary's at Synovus. Whenever I would visit Columbus, she was always so nice to me. She would insist that we go eat at 13th Street BBQ. She always would get tickled about the name as she told me then it was located on 7th Avenue. I always appreciated her kindness whenever I was in town. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort during this difficult time. Prayers to all of you.

Catrena Barnes

February 17, 2021

My deepest condolences to Mary’s family and friends. I worked with Mary for many years at Synovus. She was such a sweet lady and everyone who met her loved her. She convinced me that all chocolate candy is good for you😊. My prayers are with the family .

Wendee Merritt Spector

February 17, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss of Mary. She was a wonderful lady and I was honored to have had her on my team at Synovus. I didn’t know about her death until the evening of the 17th. I pray that God gives Mary’s loved ones comfort in knowing she is in heaven with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. 🙏🏻

Lori Bentley

February 17, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. I loved working with your sweet Mom for many years at Synovus. She was one of the sweetest ladies that I have ever had the privilege of knowing....and she sure loved her chocolate, but not as much as she loved her family! I loved going through the posted photos, sweet Mary, always beautiful.
Love ~ Lori Bentley

Barry Spivey

February 17, 2021

Royce ,so sorry to hear about your wife. I remember the good times we all had watching Central football games together.

jack anddian stroud

February 17, 2021

Royce,Lee Glenn and family, we are so sorry for your loss. may God pour his comfort and blessings to all of you. Jack and Dian Stroud

Jo Shavers

February 17, 2021

I have known Mary Lou for many years. We were Classmates and she and Royce always attended our Class of '55 Reunions. My sincere condolences to the family.
Love, Jo Ann Boss Shavers

David & Sheryl Herring.

February 16, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
So sorry for your loss.