Avie Ophelia Branham Bowen


Avie Ophelia Branham Bowen was born January 3, 1883


On October 4, 1927, Avie Branham was listed as the mother on the death certificate for Heyward Bowen.


Avie Bowen was counted in the census on 02 May 1930 in Wateree, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA as a forty-seven-year-old, female, married, white, wife. Also in the home was her husband, Zack Bowen; their children; Beatrice Bowen; Murdock Bowen, Leon Bowen, and Dollie M Bowen; and her grandson, Delmar Brown.


Avie Ophelia Branham Bowen, 80, of Elgin, died at 7:45 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 1963 at Columbia Hospital after an illness of a year.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, December 8, 1963 from Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church conducted by the Rev. N. D. Sellers, pastor, the Rev. Wiley Evans, former pastor, and the Rev. Mary Sue Evans. Interment was in the churchyard.

Friends called at Paschal Funeral Home and at the residence. The body was taken to the home at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 1963.

Active pallbearers were six grandsons, W. F. Jeffers, Ronald Bowen,  E. L. Bowen, Cecil Bowen, Larry D Branham, and Billy Bowen.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. M. O. Cannon, the Rev. Jervy Jeffcoat, the Rev. M. L. Moore, the Rev. E. E. Evans, the Rev. Bernard Cox, the Rev. Luther Dabbs, the Rev. E. R. Hammons, the Rev. McEntyre, Marshall Jeffers, D. E. Jeffers, Herbert Campbell, G. E. Brown, Gary Goff, Walter Branham, D. M. Brazille, L. R. Smith, David Marsh and the members of the Bible Class of Highway  Pentecostal Church.

1963.12.07 - Bowen Services
1963.12.08 - Bowen Services
December 8, 1963  State (published as The State THE COLUMBIA RECORD)  Columbia, South Carolina Page 59
Avie B Bowen and Zack Bowen
Located in Highway Pentecostal Holiness Church Cemetery, in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina
(Photo added by Caroline Burleson)


On October 23, 2021, Avie Branham Bowen was listed as the deceased mother in the obituary of Beatrice Bowen Branham-Shirley.

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