Mary Bowie Whittaker of Covington passed away Nov. 8. The daughter of Roy E. and Odessa Davis Bowie, she was born in 1932, in Manchester. She graduated from Porterdale High School in the Class of 1949 and was also a graduate of Crawford W. Long School of Nursing. Ms. Whittaker worked as a surgical nurse at Georgia Baptist Hospital and for Dr. Charles Dowman for many years. She was preceded in death by her beloved son, Joe Whittaker, and her brother, James Richard Bowie.
Survivors include her sister, Annese B. Mathews; sister-in-law, Edith H. Bowie; niece, Annese Furis, her husband, Jim, and their sons, Alex and Zane; nephews, Chris Bowie, his wife, Barrie, and their children, Haden, Nathan and Caitlin; Brent Bowie; Richard Bowie, his wife, Holly, and their daughters, Madison and Margaux; and many cousins and dear friends.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Lawnwood Memorial Park, with a reception following at Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home, 1215 Access Road, Covington. In accordance with her wishes, the family requests no flowers. To place online condolences, visit www.caldwellandcowan.com.