Mrs. Mildred Cely Bowie, 94, wife of the late Lewis Aubrey Bowie, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at Hospice of the Upstate.
Born in Anderson County, a daughter of the late John Humbert and Vivian Ellison Cely, Mrs. Bowie was a 1936 graduate of and later owned and operated Bowie's Store for fifteen years. She later retired from John de la Howe School, in McCormick, after 30 years of service and was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Surviving are one son, James Cely Bowie and his wife Barbara Bowie, of Easley; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Bowie was predeceased by two sons, William Eugene Bowie and Lewis Aubrey Bowie, Jr.; two brothers, J.H. and Lake Cely and one sister, Margaret Cely Perry.
Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2012, at St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery with Rev. Douglas Kauffman officiating.
Visitation will follow the service at graveside.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to John de la Howe School, 192 Gettys Road, McCormick, SC, 29835, the St. Paul United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 2513 Brushy Creek Road, Easley, SC, 29642, or to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, SC, 29621.
Condolences may be expressed online or in person at , which is assisting the family.