SYLVIA BOWEN FOWLER, 83, Oneonta, died Feb. 16, 2016. Retired from AmSouth Bank in 1993, she was a member of Lester Memorial United Methodist Church, the Branscomb Sunday School class, and Friends of the Oneonta Library. She was predeceased by husband of 63 years Don Gordon Fowler Jr., parents Durice D. and Pearl Foreman Bowen, sister Pearlene Gillespie, and daughter Donna Jean Fowler Tillery.
Surviving are son Kelly (Karen) Fowler, Birmingham; daughter Nancy (Dennis) Woodard, Jasper, Ga.; granddaughters Hollie ( Tony) Gardner, Auburn, Amber Fowler, Trussville; great-grandchildren Jacob and Samantha Penland, Battle Creek, Mich.; sister Durene Flowers, Mobile.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. on Feb. 18 at Lester Memorial United Methodist Church. Serving as pallbearers were Allen Stoffregen, Hal Buckelew, Don Rayfield, Gregg Armstrong, Tommy Stuart, and Chris Green. Honorary pallbearers were Verlon Tipton, Carlton Putman, Harold Cleveland, and Ed Putman. The family requests memorial donations to the Oneonta Public Library. Lemley Funeral Home and Crematory directed.