Published 12:00 am Friday, July 17, 2015

Funeral services for Ben Andrew Bowers, 86, of
Leesville, La., will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 18, at the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church in Leesville with Bro. Wayne Chance officiating. Burial will follow in the Mt. Bethel Cemetery, under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of
Visitation will be Friday, July 17, at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the church.
Ben, the son of Frank W. and Maggie M. Brown Bowers, was born June 29, 1929, in Woodsworth, La. He passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in
Leesville, La.
Mr. Bowers served in the United States Army and was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife of 49 years, Melba Glennys Mitchell Bowers; children, Tywanda Renae Bowers and
William Terry Bowers; brother, Fred Willy Bowers; sisters, Hazel Bowers and Bessie Mae Kotralo and grandchildren, James Hardin & Shannon Reid.
He is survived by his son, Frank Andrew Bowers of Leesville; daughters, Glennys Marie Bowers
of Leesville, Nelda Rose Carder & husband, Thomas of Avon Lake, OH and Bennie Ann Willer of Loveland, CO; brother, Frank Arnold Bowers of Austin, Texas; sister, Helen Marie Stewart of El Paso, Texas; 10 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and
one great great grandchild.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the Bowers Family at