Betty Bowman


Betty Miller Bowman

Betty Miller Bowman, 89, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in a local health care facility.
She was lifetime member of Candies Creek Baptist Church.

She was a retired corporate secretary and bookkeeper with NCR Corporation in Chattanooga for 16 years and Coppinger Color Lab in Cleveland for seven years.

She was the daughter of the late M Z Miller and Pearl Melton Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest “Bud” Bowman; stepmother, Ollie Millaway Miller; sister, Martha “Teen” Hooper; brothers-in-law: David Hooper, Darrell Hooper and Duncan Gibson; niece, Gwendolyn Gibson; and dearest friend, William A. (Bill) Hatcher.

She is survived by her beloved son, Robert M. (Bob) Fortney of Cleveland; sisters: Judy Hooper of Cleveland and Carolyn Gibson of St. Paul, Minn.; brother, Douglas Miller (Mary Lou) of Charleston; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. on today, Oct. 22, 2017, in the chapel of Fike Randolph & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Hugh Brian officiating. Interment will follow in Candies Creek Cemetery with Rick Hooper, Mark Hooper, Barry Hooper, Dale Hooper, Aon Miller and Tyler Hooper serving as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. prior to the service.

We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Bowman family guestbook at


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