Charlie, a son of James Bowen, died just a few months before his nineteenth birthday. His remains rest at Lilly Cemetery in Dooly County, Georgia.
Twas but a flower too good for earth, Transplanted into heaven.
Vienna News (Georgia)
9 September 1910, pg. 1
Sad Death of Young Man.
Sunday evening Sept. 4th at his home in the Pleasant Valley community, Mr. Charlie Bowen died after a short illness.
His death was an untimely one as he was just coming into young manhood. He was eighteen years of age and had spent most of his life in the community where he died.
He was highly esteemed by all who knew him best.
He leaves a father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Bowen, two brothers, Walter and Runie Bowen, and five sisters, Mrs. Idus Hughes, Mrs. J. W. Woodruff, Misses Lilla, Gussie, and Mary Bowen, besides a number of friends to mourn his loss.
He will be greatly missed by his parents because of his love, obedience, and thoughtful kindness, by his brothers and sisters on account of his tender care and affection, by his friends and companions for his cheerful kindness.
His peculiar love and thoughtful care for his parents was very noticeable, and is a worthy example for every young boy and man.
Though his death came ere he had time to get out into the world to gain a prominent place, yet he leaves a priceless gift to his parents, that of a good name and unspotted character which is the best thing any man can leave as a heritage.
In his life were several things worthy of example. That he honored his father and mother, avoided evil companions and leaves a clean record.
His remains were laid to rest in the family section of the Lilly cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. F. Herring, former teacher of the Pleasant Valley school.
To the bereaved family we extend deep sympathy and commend them to Jesus Christ who alone can comfort in time of great sorrow.
Written by a friend.