In memory of
Alvin Stanley Bowen Sr.
BOWEN, Alvin Stanley, Sr., was granted the final act of God's love on the evening of June 5, 2021. As he quietly stepped "Into The Garden," reuniting with the love of his life, Bettie, dad found his peace. Born February 5, 1931, Al was raised in Richmond, Va. While attending John Marshall High School, as a Cadet, he began serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1953. During this time, he met and married Bettie, sharing nearly 70 years as an inseparable couple! Bettie and Al began raising their family in 1952. The five children, all of whom survive their father are Rose B. Domayer (Dennis), Alvin S. Bowen Jr. (Nancy), Steven M. Bowen (Wendy), Cynthia L. B. Treadway (George), Diana B. Williford (Greg). While a devoted husband and father, Al held a career in accounting and studied to attain his certification as a CPA. After some time, he attended VCU to earn his bachelor's degree. Eventually, as a business owner, he mentored several aspiring accountants. Upon retiring, he furthered his interest and became a Master Gardener. Al was a valued member of Ginter Park Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Chair of several committees and as a leader of the Royale Ambassadors. He was active in the community, serving on the local chapter's Council for the Boy Scouts and as a principal benefactor of the Lakeside Little League, where he also coached. Al was predeceased by his parents, James L. Bowen and Rosa Hughes Bowen; his brother, James L. Bowen; his wife, Bettie Davenport Bowen; granddaughter, Chloe E. Bowen. Surviving grandchildren are Candace (Rob), Kyle, Robbie (Sarah), Derek (Stacey), Maegan (Samuel), Ali (Jordan), Dalton, Garth (Emily), Brett (Amelia), Molly Grace (Casey); 14 great-grandchildren and many caring nieces and nephews. The family extends heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care given by nurses from The Father's House. The Services of Celebration and interment will be private. The family is grateful for all love and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
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In memory of
Alvin Stanley Bowen Sr.
BOWEN, Alvin Stanley, Sr., was granted the final act of God's love on the evening of June 5, 2021. As he quietly stepped "Into The Garden," reuniting with the love of his life, Bettie, dad found his peace. Born February 5, 1931, Al was raised in Richmond, Va. While attending John Marshall High School, as a Cadet, he began serving in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was honorably discharged in 1953. During this time, he met and married Bettie, sharing nearly 70 years as an inseparable couple! Bettie and Al began raising their family in 1952. The five children, all of whom survive their father are Rose B. Domayer (Dennis), Alvin S. Bowen Jr. (Nancy), Steven M. Bowen (Wendy), Cynthia L. B. Treadway (George), Diana B. Williford (Greg). While a devoted husband and father, Al held a career in accounting and studied to attain his certification as a CPA. After some time, he attended VCU to earn his bachelor's degree. Eventually, as a business owner, he mentored several aspiring accountants. Upon retiring, he furthered his interest and became a Master Gardener. Al was a valued member of Ginter Park Baptist Church, serving as Sunday school teacher, Deacon, Chair of several committees and as a leader of the Royale Ambassadors. He was active in the community, serving on the local chapter's Council for the Boy Scouts and as a principal benefactor of the Lakeside Little League, where he also coached. Al was predeceased by his parents, James L. Bowen and Rosa Hughes Bowen; his brother, James L. Bowen; his wife, Bettie Davenport Bowen; granddaughter, Chloe E. Bowen. Surviving grandchildren are Candace (Rob), Kyle, Robbie (Sarah), Derek (Stacey), Maegan (Samuel), Ali (Jordan), Dalton, Garth (Emily), Brett (Amelia), Molly Grace (Casey); 14 great-grandchildren and many caring nieces and nephews. The family extends heartfelt thanks for the wonderful care given by nurses from The Father's House. The Services of Celebration and interment will be private. The family is grateful for all love and prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
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Ashland, VA 23005
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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

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About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-100

 

About Memorial Trees

Honor a loved one by planting trees in their memory. Trees are planted in a forest with the greatest need, at the best suitable time (typically spring or fall), by a team of certified arborists.

Your Sympathy Gift Includes:

  • A digital certificate, customized with your message, that can be printed for your records or given to the family.
  • An entry in your loved one’s guest book, noting your contribution.
  • A listing in a memorial tree registry, showing that trees were planted in honor of your loved one.

Why Plant Trees?

This memorial tree planting will assist in reforestation, improve forest health and area watersheds, and provide a critical habitat for threatened and endangered wildlife.

By planting memorial trees, you not only honor the life and legacy of your loved one — you also help to preserve our beautiful national forests for generations to come.

Sku: tre-tim-x
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