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Eleanor Veazey Bowers




AAFA #0966

1918 GA – 2008 FL




West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Friday, 9 May 2008


            Eleanor Veazey Bowers—Age 90, of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, formerly of Dunwoody, GA, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2008, after an extended illness. Although Alzheimer's Disease devastated her body and mind, her sweet spirit and gentle loving heart continued to shine through. She was the consummate wife, mother, and grandmother, a true Southern Lady. Beautiful memories of her and the wonderful woman she was will live on forever in the hearts of family and friends.

            Eleanor is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 69 years, Bates B. Bowers, Sr. of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; her children, Bates B. Bowers, Jr. of Griffin, GA, Robert W. Bowers (wife Kitty) of Lawrenceville, GA and Rebecca Becky Caldwell of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; grandchildren, Britt Bowers (wife Tammy), Brandon Bowers (wife Brandee), Blake Bowers and Christie, Kelly, and Cam Caldwell; great grandchildren, Brin Bowers and Troy Pennington. She is also survived by her brothers, Charlton S. Veazey (wife Gene) of Greensboro, GA and E. Lincoln Veazey of Snellville, GA; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends from 2:00-4:00 PM on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at the Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, 250 Center Street, Jupiter, FL. A Memorial Service and interment will be held in Greensboro, GA, Eleanor's family home on May 17, 2008. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to Vitas Hospice Care, 1901 S. Congress Ave., # 420, Boynton Beach, FL 33426 with mention of Team # 301.

Photo from Greensboro City Cemetery, Greensboro, Greene Co., GA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Samuel Taylor Geer


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eleanor Veazey Bowers (SS# issued in GA) was born 39 Apr 1918, last residence FL.

            Eleanor was the daughter of Eli Lincoln Veazey and his wife, Eleanor Rebecca Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            Her Alford lineage, from her mother: Eleanor Rebecca 1891 GA2, William Leorus Haywood 1863 NC3, Green Haywood 1820 NC4, Green 1787 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.