Mr. Burl Belvin Bowles Jr.

January 29, 1938March 4, 2014

Burl B. Bowles Jr., age 76 of Winder passed away Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was a member of Winder First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the Young at Heart Sunday School Class. He retired as a superintendent with J & M Mechanical commercial heating and air company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Burl Belvin Sr and Ola May Robinson Bowles;and a brother, Danial Bowles. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sonjie Waller Bowles of Winder; three sons, Burl B. “Ven” Bowles (Christina) of Flowery Branch, Charles H. Bowles of Jefferson, and Carey Franklin Bowles of Watkinsville; two brothers, Bennie Bowles of Newnan and Clinton Bowles of North Port, VA; a sister, Deloris Walden of Richmond, VA; ten grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive. A memorial service will be held 3:00PM Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Winder First Baptist Church with Rev. Irby Stanley officiating. The family will receive friends from 2:00PM till funeral hour. Smith Funeral Home, Winder, GA is in charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, March 9, 2014

Mr. Burl Belvin Bowles Jr.

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Frances Daly

March 10, 2014

Sonjie, Paul and I thought about you all weekend. Sure wish we could have been there for you. We cherish the memories of our time spent with both of you -- we know that you have 54 years of memories to comfort you. also. Know that we love you and we have donated to Arna Cemetery and Historical Church in Atkinson County, Georgia, in Burl's memory. We love you, Frances and Paul Daly

March 7, 2014

Dear Bowles Family: We are deeply saddened by the loss of Burl. During our first sunday school social, Burl and Sonjie set next to us and shared their wonderful history with the First Baptist Church, Winder. We have been deeply blessed to have known this good man and his wife. His presence in our lives and our sunday school class will be greatly missed. We can all look forward to the reunion someday with Burl and our other loved ones in the place the Lord himself has personally prepared for us. We send our love and deepest sympathy during this sad and difficult time. Tom and Elaine Miller, Braselton, GA

March 6, 2014

It is with much sadness in our hearts in the loss of our good friend, Burl. We have special memories of good times we have shared with him & Sonjie at Gospel sings. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to Sonjie and the family. With our love & prayers, Neil & Barbara

March 6, 2014

Our heartfelt condolences to Sonjie and the children over your loss. We have many fond memories of our schoolmate and friend, Burl. God bless you all. Tom and Jean Jordan, Winchester, VA.

Smith Memory Chapel, Inc.

March 6, 2014

Our thoughts are with the family and friends at this time.