Asheboro - Stella L. Bowman 85, of Asheboro died Thursday, June 15, 2023 at UNC Hospice House, Pittsboro.
Mrs. Bowman was born March 16, 1938 in Asheboro to William Burton and Ruby Lindsley.
She lived in Asheboro and moved to Cary, NC in the mid-sixties. After retiring, Stella and her husband, Arthur Ray moved back to Asheboro. Stella worked at the gift shop/book store at RDU Airport for many years. She loved working at the gift shop, reading all the new books and meeting all kinds of interesting people.
In addition to her parents, Stella is preceded in death by her husband Arthur Ray Bowman and her son, Burton Ray Bowman.
She is survived by; her daughter, Vanessa Hare and her husband Jim of Fuquay Varina, NC; her son Tim Bowman and his wife Doris of Asheboro; granddaughter, Nicole Proctor and her husband Adam of Sanford; grandson Michael Bowman of Raleigh; great-granddaughter Abigail Proctor of Sanford; her sisters Miffie Moffitt of Thomasville and Linda Richardson of Jamestown and her step-sister Nancy Fogleman of Asheboro; her sister-in-laws Lula Mae Bowman of Asheboro, Merle Veasey of Florence,.SC and Betty Bowman of Asheboro; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Wednesday, June 28th at 1:30 PM at Pugh Funeral Home, 437 Sunset Ave., Asheboro. A memorial service to follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Tommy Brown of Huldah Baptist Church, Asheboro officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Huldah Baptist Church, 7187 Old NC Hwy 13 Asheboro, NC 27205 or Boystown.org. www.boystown.org