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Ralph Dempsey Bowen

July 11, 1935 January 30, 2012
Ralph Dempsey Bowen
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Obituary for Ralph Dempsey Bowen
Ralph Dempsey Bowen, 76, of Plymouth died Monday, January 30, 2012, at Washington County Hospital in Plymouth. Born July 11, 1935 in Beaufort County he was the son of the late Dempsey Bruce Bowen and Alma Askew Bowen. Ralph was a retired millwright with Weyerhaeuser Corporation, a U.S. Army Veteran and a member of Long Acre Chapel Christian Church. His family includes his wife, Chesta Whitley Bowen of Plymouth, N.C.; daughter, Amy Bowen Phelps and husband Jeffrey of Roper, N.C.; son, Ralph Dempsey Bowen, Jr. and wife Dana of Southern Pines, N.C.; sister, Tillie B. Swain and husband Walt of Washington, N.C.; brother, Bruce Bowen and wife Jackie of Plymouth, N.C.; grandchildren, Lindsey P. Gerth and husband Chris, Samantha Phelps, Whitley Phelps, Nicholas Phelps, Mackenzie Bowen, Chloe Bowen, Reid Bowen and Collin Bowen. Funeral service will be held Thursday, February 2, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Long Acre Chapel Christian Church with Thelbert Leggett and Rupert Wallace officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, February 1, 2012 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth and other times at the residence. Arrangements are by Maitland Funeral Home, Plymouth.
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