November 4, 1933 ~ September 13, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Norma Jean Bowers, 89, of Rogersville, went to her heavenly home, Wednesday, September 13, 2023, after a period of declining health.  She was well known and loved by many in the community because of her caring personality.  Norma attended Price Public School, graduated from Swift High School, received an Associate Degree from Swift Memorial Jr.College, and received her Bachelor's Degree from Tennessee State University. Her teaching jobs included Swift High School, Rogersville High School, and Cherokee High School. Norma received many community awards: Faithful Steward Award from the A.M.E. Zion Conference,  Appreciation Award from the 144th Anniversary for Russell Chapel Church, Citizenship Award of Greene County NAACP.  She was a lifetime member of Russell Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church, volunteer for Price Public and Swift Museum, member of the American Legion Auxillary, Volunteer Girls State Chairperson, member of Retired Teachers Association, and a 50 year member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Iota.  Mrs. Bowers devoted much of her time to church, family, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Claude Raymond Bowers, Sr., parents  George and Beatrice Moore Cope, and Antoinette "Toni" Kincaid.

Survivors include two sons Raymond Bowers, Jr. and wife Donna of Kingsport , Nathaniel "Nat" Bowers of Rogersville, three grandchildren Devin Bowers (Hugh), Michael Bowers, and Roman Carpenter.

Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2023, in the Broome Funeral Home Chapel.  

Funeral service will be 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 17, 2023, in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Pam Hoard, Rev. Hugh Allen Hale and Rev. Charles Cobb officiating.

Burial will follow in Mitchell Crest Cemetery.

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September 17, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Broome Funeral Home, Inc.
513 East Main Street
Rogersville, TN 37857

Funeral Service
September 17, 2023

3:00 PM
Broome Funeral Home, Inc.
513 East Main Street
Rogersville, TN 37857


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