A funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1 from Sandhills Funeral Home and Cremation in Rockingham, N.C. Cremation followed.
Memorials may be made to Helping Hands of Hospice, P.O. Box 474, Bennettsville, S.C. 29512
Born in Ellerbe, N.C., Mr. Bowman was a son of the late Jiles G. and Rosa Newman Bowman. He was the owner/operator of the family farm.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Annie Mae Graham Bowman; two sons, Cecil Garland (Kip) Bowman Jr., of Rockingham, and Cameron Graham Bowman of Bennettsville; two daughters, Patsy Coble of Martinsburg, W.Va., and Paula Lewis of Laurinburg, N.C.; three sisters, Elizabeth Edwards of Hampstead, N.C., Linda Griggs of Greensboro, N.C., and Mary Ray of Wilmington, N.C.; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy Bowman of Wilmington, and Burton Bowman of Leland, N.C.
Arrangements were entrusted to Sandhills Funeral Home and Cremation Service.