Mary Louise “Lou” Bowlin, 66, born December 12, 1954, passed away Monday, September 13, 2021.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Smelcer; stepmother, Bernita Smelcer; husband, Lewis (L.C.) Bowlin; brothers, David and Clifford (Wayland) Smelcer; and three infant sisters.

She is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by her stepchildren, Debbie (Donnie) Pearson, Dwayne (Rhonda) Bowlin and Cindy (Duane) Adams; step-grandchildren, April (Terry) Graham, Michael (Brandi) Pearson, Shane (Sherry) Pearson, Jessica (Andy) Quinton, Derek Seal and Caleb (Wynter) Randolph; step-great-grandchildren, Seth (Damon) Graham, Haley, Kobe, Harley, Dustin, Justin and Austin Pearson, Addie and Adalynn Seal, and Ayken Randolph; brothers-in-law, Junior Cowan and Eddie Bowlin; sisters-in-law, Elaine Smelcer, Joyce Smelcer, Ellen Tolliver, Mary Fish, Maggie Thomas, Judy Koker and Vicia Sensabaugh; special family friends, James Randolph and Jean Hinkle, along with several nieces and nephews, as well as extended family and friends.

We give special thanks to Caris Hospice Care and everyone at Signature Healthcare of Greeneville.

The family will receive friends 5 – 7 p.m., Friday, September 17 at Mayes Mortuary. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Lonnie Knight officiating. Friends and family will meet 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 18 at the funeral home to go in procession to Hamblen Memory Gardens for an 11 a.m. graveside service.

Arrangements by: Mayes Mortuary

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