Naomi Elizabeth Bowman

Naomi Elizabeth Bowman, 94, of Dayton, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 14, 2019, at her home in Dayton. She was born on Jan. 30, 1925, in Dunlap, Tenn., the daughter of the late James Purser Hixson and Allie Hixson Hixson. Naomi was also preceded in death by her husband, Roger O. Bowman Sr.; her sons, John Hethcoat and Dale Hethcoat; her daughter, Alice Gibson; her sisters, Virginia Heard and Janelle Hixson; and her brothers, Jasper E.G. Hixson and Ralph Claude Hixson.

Naomi lived in Dayton since 2004 and previously lived in Dunlap, Pikeville and Hixson, Tenn., and Rossville and Ringgold, Ga. She was a Dunlap High School graduate, Class of 1943. Naomi retired in 1990 as an EMT with Hutcheson Medical Center. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, crocheting, church missions and she was a member of Old Washington Baptist Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Roy) Hanks, of Dayton; her sister, Ruby Roy, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Naomi will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Vanderwall Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rusty Revis officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband, Roger, on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at 12 noon in Lakewood Memory Gardens South.

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The family is being cared for by Vanderwall Funeral Home where they will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, after 1 p.m.

The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Old Washington Baptist Church Building Fund.