William Bowles Sr.
THORNTOWN, Ind. — William Tommie Bowles Sr., 76, of Thorntown, Ind. and formerly of Lebanon, Ind., died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, at 3:20 p.m. at his home in Lebanon. He was born in Summer Shade on Feb. 26, 1935. He was the son of the late William Troy and Maudie Gladys (Taylor) Bowles.
On Jan. 23, 1960, in Lebanon, Ind., he was married to Velva Pauline (Bushong) Bowles. Mrs. Bowles passed away on July 3, 1997.
He was reared and educated in Summer Shade. He served in the United States Navy 1955-1957 aboard the U.S.S. Casson Young.
As a welder, Tommie worked for several employers. He spent many years at Commercial Filters Corporation in Lebanon continuing as it changed owners to Carborundum and Parker-Hanafin Corporation. He retired there in 1998.
For the past 12 years, Tommie and Alice M. Lister had been companions and had spent six months each year in Thorntown and six months in their home in Sebring, Fla., where they had enjoyed various activities. Known as both “William” and “Tommie,” he had enjoyed various activities and liked to join in the fun while in Florida. He participated in swimming, shuffleboard, fishing and Bocce Ball. He was a devoted husband and mate as well as a dedicated father and grandfather. He liked fishing and gardening and liked to take casual drives to explore various interesting areas and reminisce.
He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles in Lebanon and the County Line Fishing Club in northern Boone County.
GLASGOW — Ruby Nell Wilson Claywell, 70, of Glasgow, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012, at her residence. Born in Barren County, she was the daughter of the late Kenlice Earl Wilson and Mary Evelyn Christie Wilson of Glasgow who survives. She was the wife of the late Hurlan Hiram Claywell and a member of the Siloam Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Hurlan Hiram Wilson, Jr. and Gregory Allen Claywell, both of Glasgow; two daughters, Beverly Smith (Walter) and Donna Sturgeon (Kevin), both of Glasgow; seven grandchildren, Bethany Smith, Trevor Smith, Minnisha Claywell, Suesanna Claywell, Robert Claywell, Justin Sturgeon and Jakob Sturgeon; two brothers, Mark Wilson of Glasgow and Darrell Wilson of Crawfordsville, IN; a sister, Vivian Strange of Glasgow and several nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her father and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Judy Lewallen and Shirley Spence and three brothers Carroll, Richard and Mike Wilson.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2012, at A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home with burial in Lick Branch Cemetery. Visitation will be after 5 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may take the form memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or T. J. Samson Hospice.