Leda "Marie" (Busbee) Bowden

Born: Tue., Feb. 14, 1939
Died: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 02, 2018
Location: Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Sat., Feb. 03, 2018
Location: Johnson Family Cemetery

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Leda “Marie” Bowden, Age 78, of  Midville, on Thursday, February 1, 2018, at Pleasant View Nursing Center in Metter, GA

Graveside Services will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 11:00 AM, at Johnson Family Cemetery with Rev. David Donnan and Rev. Patsy Busbee officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Friday Evening, February 2nd from 5:00 until 7:00 PM

Pallbearers are:  Pat Johnson, Robert Johnson, Charles Scott, James Busbee, Richard Portwood, Wendy Underwood, Johnny Lane, Richard McNeely and Lawrence Kenyon

Mrs. Bowden was born in Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia on February 14, 1939, to the late  Forrest James Busbee, Sr. and Carrie Bell Bazemore Busbee.  She was a homemaker who raised three children and was an avid reader who read and studied the entire Bible many times.  She received diplomas from The United Christian International Bible Institute, and The United Christian Academy on her quest to become an ordained Minister.  Mrs. Bowden was a member of Bibleway Ministry Church.  Needlepoint was a favorite hobby.  She was an exceptional cook and gardener.  When it came to flowers, she could grow anything and always had a beautiful yard, even in her later years.  She enjoyed many trips to the ocean and the mountains over the years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers Ellery G. Busbee and Jessie M. Busbee; a sister, Alberta Grooms; and her first husband of 22 years, Inman F. Johnson. 

Survivors include:

Her faithful and loving husband of 38 years, Mr. John Bowden of Midville, GA

One Son:  Wyatt C. Johnson (Mandy) of Midville, GA

Two Daughters:  Kaye J. Mincey (Jimmy) of Twin City, GA and Susan J. Rountree (John) of Swainsboro, GA

Four Grandchilden:  Mellissa M. Graham (David); Kara M. Olliff (Randy); Nikki Hayslip (Clay); and Tedi Rountree.

Seven Great-Grandchildren:  Taylor A. Canty, Jenna Kate Burke, Jase Graham, Karly Olliff, Jon Wesley Olliff, Laney Hayslip, and Kourtney Hayslip.

Two Brothers:  Forrest James Busbee, Jr. (Patsy) and Russell S. Busbee (Susan)  both of Ellabelle, GA

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com.

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of  Mrs. Leda ”Marie” Bowden of Midville, GA

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Joe & Tommie Hatcher
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
Kay, Susan and Wyatt, we are so sorry to hear about Ms. Marie, our prayers are with you while going through this sad time.

Missy and George Elder
   Posted Sat February 03, 2018
John, Susan, Kay, Wyatt, we are terribly sorry to hear about Marie. She was so kind to us when we moved back to the county. Missy and George