August 6, 1906 ~ December 28, 2004

Born in: Epson, NC,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Fletcher, NC ~ Lola Lassiter Bowden, 98, of Fletcher, died Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at a local health care facility. She was born in Epson, NC, but lived most of her life in Laurinburg, NC. She was a daughter of the late Hugh Gene and Eva Murray Journigan and was the wife of the late William Lemmie Lassiter, who died in 1978 and Carl Bowden, who died in 1991. Mrs. Bowden was also preceded in death by two sisters, five brothers and two grandchildren. She is survived by three children, William Lemmie Lassiter, Jr. and his wife, Jo Brewer Lassiter of Hendersonville, Ruth Ann Molodet and her husband, Vic A. Molodet of Asheville and C. Douglas Lassiter and his wife, Kathy Wiley Lassiter of Fletcher. She is also survived by five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Laurinburg, NC and was also active in the Women of the Church groups and several women’s clubs in Laurinburg, as long as her health permitted. The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at the Oaks at Sweeten Creek for their kind and loving care. Graveside services will be held in Laurinburg, at 2:00 pm Thursday, in the Hillside Cemetery conducted by the Rev. Dr. Luther D. Kimrey. Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, 302 East Church Street, Laurinburg, NC 28352 or to Mountain Area Hospice, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC 28813.

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  1. Dear Bill, Ruth Ann, and Doug, and your families: My thoughts are with you during this difficult time for us all. You know how much I loved Aunt Lola She was a bright and shining star in my life. I will miss her beautiful face and will always remember her lovely smile and the sparkle in her eyes when I visited her. We that have known her have all been very blessed. Love, Shelby Jean

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  2. Dear Bill, Ruth Ann and Doug,
    I’m so sorry Aunt Lola passed. My sister (Shelby)Mama and I went to see her last summer. You all will be in my prayers. With Sympathy,
    Isabelle J. Corbett

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