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OBIT: Mrs. Brenda Thrower

Mrs. Brenda Thrower

Mrs. Brenda Thrower, a homemaker of Carthage, died at 2:25 a.m. Tuesday morning March 19, 2019 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Gallatin. She had been hospitalized since February 14th being treated for colon cancer. Mrs. Thrower was 70.

Her pastor, Eld. Van Mathis, officiated at the 1 p.m. funeral services which were conducted Thursday afternoon March 21st at 1 p.m. from the Carthage Chapel of Sanderson Funeral Home. Burial followed in the Garden of Everlasting Life at Smith County Memorial Gardens.

The seventh of ten children, she was born Brenda Sue Bowman in Carthage on July 24, 1948 and was the daughter of the late Herman Alton Bowman who died June 14, 1983 at the age of 69 and Lorene Sexton Bowman who died August 28, 2002 at the age of 79.

Eight siblings preceded her in death, Roger Edward Bowman who died April 2, 2018 at the age of 63, Jessie Wendolyn Bowman Hill who died February 19, 2017 at the age of 76, David Herman “Bodie” Bowman who died July 17, 2014 at the age of 53, Alton Bowman who died May 10, 2014 at the age of 70, Shirley Dean Bowman Kemp who died February 29, 2011 at the age of 75, Charlotte Ann Bowman Givens who died Christmas Eve December 24, 2000 as the result of an automobile accident on Popes Hill, Billy Ray Sexton who died in 1981 and Elizabeth Ann Bowman who died October 30, 1946 at the age of 20 days.

On June 16, 1970 at the Smith County Courthouse she was united in marriage to Newnan, Georgia native Roy Lee Thrower, who was one of the original seventeen employees transferred to the new Gordonsville plant in 1967 by the William L. Bonnell Co. of Newnan.

The ceremony was performed by former Smith County Circuit Court Clerk Joe Herschel Wilson with then T.H.P. Trooper Charles Ralph Butler as the witness.

Also preceding them in death was a grandson, Jacob Lance Driver who died on July 11, 1994 at the age of one week old.

Mr. and Mrs. Thrower were preceded in death by their only child, a son, Stacey Lee Thrower who died September 20, 2013 at the age of 40.

Mrs. Thrower attended Smith County High School and received her General Education Degree.

She was saved at an early age and was baptized into the full fellowship of the East Carthage Missionary Baptist Church in Eastland Heights where she remained a member until death.

Surviving in addition to Mrs. Thrower’s husband of over forty nine years are her two children, Connie Holmes Bush and husband John A. Bush Jr. of the Tanglewood Community, Randle Dewayne Holmes of Carthage, sister, Vivian Bowman Petty Allen of Carthage; seven grandchildren, one step-grandchild and six great-grandchildren.