Dorothy Sutton Bowden


Oct. 14, 1942 - Jan. 10, 2020

Dorothy Mae Sutton Bowden of the Mount Olive area, passed away Friday night, Jan. 10, 2020 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She was 77 years of age.

She was a long time employee of both Burlington Industries and Smitty’s Tastee Freeze, and for a short while, the Mount Olive Piggly Wiggly. She worshiped her Lord at Goldsboro Worship Center. Funeral services were Monday, Jan. 13, at 6 p.m. at Tyndall Funeral Home with the Rev. Danny Johnson and the Rev. Travis Smith officiating, followed by a time of visitation. Burial was Tuesday, Jan. 14, at 2:30 p.m. at Wayne Memorial Park.

Ms. Bowden is survived by her fiancée of more than 40 years, George Hall of Mount Olive; her daughters, Dorothy Ann Lee of Mount Olive, Kim Darragh with husband, Gordon, of Greenville, and Kathy Chestnut of Mount Olive; another “daughter,” Barbara Newsome with husband, Dickie, of Dudley; seven grandchildren and spouses, Amanda and Luis Torres, Renee and Jason Farmer, Jessica and Smiley Manzanares, Stephanie and Todd Warner, Michael Lee Jr. and Katherine Lee, Kevin Lee, and Megan Lee; eight great-grandchildren; and her twin sister, Shirley Faye Carter of Goldsboro.

She was preceded in death by her son, Robert Monroe “Bo” Bowden, Jr.; her parents, Raymond Sutton and Glennie Bell Britt Sutton; a sister, Shelba Jean Daughtry; and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Sutton.

She was a loving mother, grandmother and friend, and will be dearly missed.
A Tyndall Service.


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