In Memory

Edward Lynn Bowen

Edward Lynn Bowen

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09/04/12 04:59 PM #1    

Frank Lane, Jr

I went to Ed Bowen's funeral/memorial, having not known him as an adult at all.  In fact, never saw him in life except perhaps at an early reunion.

I was overwhelmed by the crowd there and the memorial service itself, which apparently was planned by Ed.  One got the clear idea from the community that Ed was more than a fine man, but a man of great accomplishment and generosity.

He did us all proud for sure.  I was very impressed.  One of the three largest crowds at a funeral I ever saw.


Frank Lane


09/06/12 06:27 PM #2    

Rae Ann Cail (McIntire)

Eddie was my first real boyfriend – and my first date.  It was the summer between the 7th and 8th grades on a Saturday afternoon.  He walked to my house to pick me up, then we walked around to Blvd. Granada to catch the bus down town to the Lowes Grand to see a movie.  I don’t remember what we saw, but I remember my hands getting sweaty every time we held hands.  Afterwards, we walked somewhere near for an ice cream, then we caught the bus back to Cascade Heights.  I remember the day fondly, and was never the same again.  The romance only lasted a few weeks, but it was a very sweet first romance.   Our first and only kiss came years later at the 30th Reunion…I have the picture!

Rae Ann

09/08/12 02:13 PM #3    

Jim Ratzman

As I mentioned on my profile page, Eddie was one of my first friends at Southwest High.   After graduation, I did not see him again until I saw him in emergency room at Clayton General Hospital in Riverdale when I had taken a friend there.   At each reunion, we always talked about Mr. Fink, our homeroom teacher!

09/27/12 10:36 PM #4    

Bill Moss

I never saw Eddie after we graduated. Eddie established a medical practice in Snellville, which is east on US 78 past Stone Mountain. Eddie was my sister Nancy's doctor. According to Nancy, besides being an outstanding doctor, Eddie was a community leader and loved by all which explains the crowd at his memorial service which I attended.

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