Elsie Miller Bowen, age 83 of West Jefferson, died Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Margate Health & Rehab Center.

Elsie was born August 22, 1936 in Ashe County to the late Carl and Bessie Faircloth Miller. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her sisters, Louise Osborne, Dorothy Parsons and Thelma Maye. She was a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church and attended as long as her health allowed.

Funeral services will be held at 2 PM Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Badger Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Tommy Dollar and Rev. George Grubb. Burial will follow in Ashelawn Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Bowen will lie in state from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Wednesday at Badger Funeral Home.

Mrs. Bowen is survived by, her sons, Charles Rhodes and wife Mary of West Jefferson and Thomas Larry Rhodes and wife Brenda of Warrensville, her daughter, Jean Jones and husband John “Buster” of Warrensville, her sister, Ruth Powers of West Jefferson, 4 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren, 1 step-grandchild, 6 step-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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