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Saturday, January 20, 2018

William Nolon Bowman

Services for Mr. William Nolon Bowman of Brookhaven are 11:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017

at Riverwood Family Funeral Service with burial at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery.

Visitation is Friday, December 29 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Riverwood.


William Nolon Bowman, 76, lifelong resident of Brookhaven went to be with the Lord where he joined the love of his life Dorothy

on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. He was born on January 8, 1941 in Brookhaven to William E. Bowman and Helen Farmer Smith.

His stepfather was Fred L. Smith, Jr. He retired after 35 years as a supervisor with the U.S. Postal Service.

Nolon was active in the community where he officiated at sporting events at various levels. His love of sports knew no boundaries.

He could be found at any school watching a game and one of his favorites was Mississippi State.

He served as a deacon at Central Baptist Church where he volunteered on several mission trips. He was a member at Macedonia Baptist Church.

He was a member of the Brookhaven Exchange Club where he served as president, vice president and was a recipient of the John L. Leary award.

During the annual fair he cooked thousands of burgers over the years for the community to enjoy.


Preceding him in death were his parents; his devoted wife of 43 years, Dorothy Childress Bowman; brothers-in law,

Ralph D. Green and John “Buddy” Allen and daughter-in-law, Debbie Foggle Bowman.


Nolon is survived by his daughter, Cindy Bowman Townsend and husband Dwayne; sons, Greg Bowman and Steve Bowman and wife Katie;

sister, Dianne S. Allen; sister-in-law, Brenda Childress Green and 3 grandchildren that he loved dearly, Allie Claire Townsend,

Johnny Bowman and Maeleigh Bowman; niece Rebecca Panzica and nephew Ricky Allen. He is also survived by a host of great nieces and nephews and friends.


  • Comment Link Stacy Emfinger Saturday, 30 December 2017 21:52 posted by Stacy Emfinger

    Jeffrey and I are truly sorry to hear of yall losing your Dad. He will be greatly missed on the sideline this season.

  • Comment Link Steve Sasser Friday, 29 December 2017 13:19 posted by Steve Sasser

    I am sad today. I got the phone call letting me know that Mr. Nolan has gone to be with The Lord. He was a member of a group of men who spent countless hours helping shape the future of a group of boys in the 60's and 70's. We did not know how to play the game, but he helped show us. We did not know how to be young men, but he helped show us. It is through those efforts that I am not the only one struggling today. These same young boys who have grown up, and are scattered from coast to coast, will also be touched by the memories we all have of Mr. Nolan. The family has lost a great leader. Lincoln County has lost a great citizen. Brookhaven has lost a great resident. Baseball has lost a great ambassador. I can't find anywhere in the Word of God that says there is baseball in Heaven, but if it's there, you will find Mr. Nolan showing some young boy how to hit, throw, field, and catch the baseball correctly. He will also be showing that young boy how to grow up and become a man. My deepest sympathies to the family. Once again, I am very sad today


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