Saturday, March 16, 2013

Mar. 15, 2013 @ 07:58 PM

Howard C. Bowie Jr.

ATLANTA, Ga. — Howard Carlyle Bowie, Jr., age 83, of Atlanta, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 13, 2013.

Mr. Bowie was born in High Point on Feb. 21, 1930.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Schulstad Bowie; daughters, Mary Elizabeth and Robert Allan Guyton of Atlanta, Ga., Brenda Anne and Edward Groves Jones III of St. Simons Island, Ga., and Jamie Nanette and James Ian Yakabuski of Celebration, Fla.; grandchildren, James Howard Bowie, Jessie Guyton Alexander, Clara Schulstad Guyton, Nathan Allan Guyton, Jacqueline Shea Tankersley, Courtney Gayle Yakabuski, Kara Mikaela Kiser, and Evan James Yakabuski; nieces, Barbara McKinley and Tracey Parham; and nephew, John Bowie Tolbert.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard Carlyle and Ruth Poole Bowie of North Carolina; and his sister, Betty Remelle Bowie Tolbert.

Mr. Bowie graduated from high school in Henderson, and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in business at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was in the U.S. Air Force and a veteran of the Korean War. Mr. Bowie married Ruth Mary Schulstad on Feb. 20, 1954, and they were married for 59 years.

He worked as an executive in management for Sears Roebuck & Co. for over 30 years. He enjoyed sailing, RV’ing, and was a musician. Mr. Bowie was actively involved in his church as a dedicated church member. He was a Rotarian, a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, and Past Commodore of the Smyrna Yacht Club in New Smyrna Beach, FL.

A memorial is scheduled for Monday, March 18, 2013, at 11 a.m., at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 435 Peachtree St., Atlanta, Ga. Interment will be in the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Memorial Garden, with a reception to follow at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association, 41 Perimeter Center East, Suite, 550, Atlanta, GA 30346. The family of Mr. Howard C. Bowie, Jr. wishes to thank the staff of Hospice Atlanta. Online condolences may be made at

Paid Obituary

Renetta Adamson

NORLINA — Renetta Adamson, 39, of 416 Jerman Lane, Norlina, died Sunday, March 10, 2013, at her residence.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 17, 2013, at noon, at Jerusalem United Church of Christ in Palmer Springs, Va. The Rev. Otha Wimbush will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Survivors include: her parents, Richard Adamson and Emma Alexander.

The body will be on view today, from 11 a.m.-7, at Boyd’s Funeral Services Chapel in Warrenton.

Professional services have been entrusted to Boyd’s Funeral Services in Warrenton,

Catherine S. Adcock

OXFORD — Catherine Strickland Adcock died Friday, March 15, 2013, at her home.

She was a native of Vance Co. and was the daughter of the late  William Nathaniel and Maggie Belle Grissom Strickland. She was preceded in death by her husband, David L. Adcock Sr. She was a member of the Oxford United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women and the Edna Crews Circle. She worked for Union National bank and retired from Southern National Bank.

Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 3 p.m., at Oxford United Methodist Church by the Rev. David Haley and the Rev. Alan Keoneke. Burial will be in the Adcock Family Cemetery in Berea.

Surviving is a son, David L. Adcock Jr. of Oxford; daughters, Cathy A. Yancey of Oxford and Mildred A. Hartford of Littleton, Colo.; brother, Clyde L. Strickland of Butner; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Dickerson and Mildred Strickland; and three brothers, Billy Strickland, Marvin Strickland and T. W. Strickland.

The family will receive friends Sunday, from 1:30-3 p.m., prior to the services in the fellowship hall of the church. At other times they will be at the home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park, Suite 10, Raleigh, NC 27615.

The Adcock family is under the care of Gentry-Newell & Vaughan Funeral Home. Online memorials may be viewed at Select obituaries.