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Barbara Bowen Smith, 68

September 26, 1951 — April 13, 2020

Barbara Bowen Smith, 68

Mrs. Barbara Bowen Smith, 68, of Rutherfordton, passed away Monday, April 13, 2020.
She was the daughter of the late Hoyle Glen Bowen and Rosie Baynard Bowen, and was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tammy Tessiniar Lee; and 3 brothers, Hoyle, Jimmy, and Roy Bowen.
Barbara was a Baptist, and had worked as a CNA at both Woodlands Skilled Nursing Center and Carolina Home Care. She loved her bingo and she loved her dog, Penny.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Paul Smith; her daughters, Renee Smith and husband James, and Angie Lawter and husband Junior, all of Rutherfordton; her 2 sons, Paul Smith Jr. and wife Selina, and James Glen Fowler and wife Chyna, all of Rutherfordton; her 2 stepsons, Gene Smith and wife Amy, of Lawndale, and Rodney Smith of Casar; her sister, Lorie Sullivan and husband Randy, of Rutherfordton; her 3 brothers, Bobby Bowen and Tammy, Ronnie Bowen and Julie Driver, all of Rutherfordton; and Jerry Bowen and Lindsey Ridings of Shelby; a sister-in-law, Debbie Bowen; there are 16 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
A Graveside Service will be conducted at 4 pm Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at the Bowen Family Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Yelton will officiate. Pallbearers are Jimmy Hutchins, Jr., Chris Hutchins, Mark Smith, Paul Smith III, Ryan Smith, Brett Lawter, Cody Cole, Dylan Morrison, J.J. Smith, Harley Lee, and Jimmy Hutchins III.
Barbara will lie in state from 10 am until 2 pm Wednesday at Washburn & Dorsey Funeral Home for those who wish to come by and sign the register book.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, PO Box 336, Forest City, NC 28043.
Online condolences @www.washburndorsey.com.
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