Claude Everette Bowlin
Claude Everette Bowlin, 81, of Brookhaven, Mississippi entered his eternal rest on July 8, 2020, at Haven
Hall Nursing Center in Brookhaven. He was born March 21, 1939 in Franklin County Mississippi to
William Lee and Rettie Mae Jernigan Bowlin.
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, public visitation will be Monday, July 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until
services in the chapel at Riverwood at 1:00 p.m. Private burial will be at Ramah Baptist Church.
Mr. Bowlin graduated from Meadville High School, Class of 1957-58. It was a highlight of his year to
attend his class reunion each year. He was a United States Navy veteran, having served in the Korean
conflict. He retired from Carpenters Local 1098, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was in the logging business,
Claude Bowlin & Sons Logging, with Todd and Terry for many years. Mr. Bowlin served as a Gideon in
Brookhaven and was a longtime member of the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Bowlin was a member of
The Assembly Brookhaven where he faithfully served his church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters: Hazel (Ernie) Donaldson, Georgia Nell (Carl)
Thornton, Doris (Nelson) Deas, and Marguerite Pringle, and one brother, John B. Bowlin.
Mr. Bowlin is survived by his three sons, Ted (Stephanie), Mendenhall, Todd, and Terry (Jeri Lynn)
Brookhaven, who he raised with Carolyn Smith Bowlin during their marriage of 50 years; one brother
Pearlie (Morese) Bowlin of Smithdale, and one sister, Hilda Ham of Smithdale; one brother-in-law, Al Pringle, Lafayette, Louisiana; one sister-in-law, Nell Bowlin of Smithdale; eight grandchildren, Noah
(Anna) Bowlin, Ashley Bowlin, Leah Bowlin, Sawyer Everett Bowlin, William Isaac Bowlin, Anna Grace
Bowlin, Layton Lee Bowlin and Talyn Layne Bowlin, along with numerous other relatives, church family,
Mr. Bowlin will be remembered for his strong work ethic while doing construction work, farming,
hauling pulp wood, logging and for making smoked sausage in his private smoke house. He never met a
stranger and enjoyed telling people about Jesus even in his later years. His grandchildren were the light
and joy of his life. His time spent with them were treasured in his heart.
The family would like to thank the administration and staff of Haven Hall Nursing Center for their
excellent care and concern for Mr. Bowlin during the last few years.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International.