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James Alvis Bowman

Mr. James Alvis Bowman, 72, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012.  

Born Oct. 27, 1939, Alvis was the son of the late James Joseph and Doris Puryear Bowman.  

He was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Bowman worked 39 years at Harriett and Henderson Cotton Mill and was a member of Nelson Baptist Church.  

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson Baptist Church with the Revs. Don Wilson and Norman Talley officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  

Mr. Bowman is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Randal and his wife, Deborah, of Nelson, Rodney and his wife, Norma, of Oxford, N.C., Ronald and his fiancé, Miranda, of Nelson; and his daughter and son-in-law, Jamie and Dennis Morris, of Virgilina. 

Also surviving Alvis Mr. Bowman are his brothers, Thomas B. Bowman of Roxboro, N.C., and Mac Bowman of Hitesburg; 22 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. 

 The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Nelson Baptist Church.  

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