Mrs. Lillian McBee Bowman, of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, was born October 12, 1905, in Huntington, Texas, the daughter of the late John David and Gertrude Kimmy McBee. She passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2008, in Georgia.
Mrs. Bowman received her education in Texas. After finishing high school, she attended Stephen F. Austin State University. Some 60 years ago she moved with her family to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where she has resided since. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Pine Bluff. Mrs. Bowman was Past Worthy Matron of Union Chapter #40, Order of the Eastern Star and a Past Grand Officer of the Grand Chapter of Arkansas. She was Past Grand Royal Matron of the Order of the Amaranth of Arkansas, Past Worthy High Priestess of the Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Past President of American Legion Auxiliary No. 32, Past President of the Southern States White Shrine Club, and a member of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her grandsons, Dr. Robert Bowman and Steve Bowman, both of Tifton, Georgia and David Bowman of Boston, Massachusetts; sister-in-law, Pauline Powers of Rusk; and a number of other family members.
Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Bowman, in 1972; and her son, Malcolm Bowman, in 1993.
Services for Mrs. Bowman will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 26, 2008, in the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park, with Reverend Sam Thomas officiating. Interment will follow in the Garden of Memories Memorial Park.
Friends are invited to visit with the family from 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon until service time at the Elwyn M. Gipson Memorial Chapel.