Debra Sue Boyd Bowen, 63, of Blackshear, passed away Friday morning, July 24, 2020, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House.

Born in Nashville July 10, 1957, she had lived in Waycross prior to moving to Pierce County in 1979. She had been a shift manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken for several years and was of the Baptist faith. She enjoyed gardening, babysitting, and spending time with her grandchildren. 

She was a daughter of the late Chester and Myra Pruitt Boyd. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Michael Wayne Bowen and by a sister, Glenda Harnage.

Survivors include two daughters, Brandy (Stevie) Altman and April Bowen (Cleve Moore), all of Blackshear; three sons, Kenneth (Shannon) Sweat, Millwood and Michael (Regina) Bowen and Josh Bowen, all of Blackshear; a sister, Martha Musgrove, Millwood; a brother, Gene (Lynn) Boyd, Waycross; 12 grandchildren, Seth Altman, Sara Altman, Daniel Lee King, Dovontae Johnson, Sanco Johnson, Amber Sweat, Cody Sweat, Austin King, Trinity King Sweat, Zeth Bowen, Cody Bowen and Presley Alderman Bowen; two great-grandchildren, C. J. Sweat and Raven Sweat;

special friends, Antonio Johnson, Savannah, Desiree McCaw, Lakeland, FL, Janice Gay and Lisa Nipper, both of Blackshear and Kenneth Crum, Brunswick and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be held from 10-11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, from the Pearson-Dial Chapel.

Interment will be in the Enon Cemetery.

Due to COVID-19, social distancing and other state guidelines will be practiced. Those who are not feeling well or are uncomfortable with the guidelines the family completely understands. Condolences may still be expressed by signing the online register at

Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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