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Obituary for Chesta Whitley Bowen
Chesta Lou Whitley Bowen, 75, of Plymouth died Saturday, December 10, 2016, at her residence in Plymouth.
Born October 31, 1941 in Beaufort County she was the daughter of the late Chester Mayo Whitley and Mildred Woolard Whitley and was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Dempsey Bowen; sisters, Dorothy Scott and Anna Lara Knehr. Chesta was a retired daycare teacher and member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church.
Her family includes her daughter, Amy Bowen Phelps and husband Jeffrey of Roper, N.C.; son, Ralph Dempsey Bowen Jr. and wife Dana of Pinehurst, N.C.sisters, Tillie Cutler, Sina Cutler and husband Floyd, Alma Dean Brickhouse and Alla Rae Foreman all of Washington, N.C.; brother, George Mayo Whitley and wife Terry of Ayden, N.C.; adopted sister, Darlene Clifton and husband Charles of Plymouth, N.C.; grandchildren, Lindsey P. Brickhouse and husband Kyle, Samantha Phelps, Whitley Phelps, Nicholas Phelps, Mackenzie Bowen, Chloe Bowen, Collin Bowen and Reid Bowen.; great grandchildren, Kaylee Brickhouse, Olivia Brickhouse and Paul Brickhouse.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 13, 2016 at 2:00 pm at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church with Pastor Rubert Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Monday, December 12, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church and other times at the residence.
Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.