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THEODORE FRANKLIN BOWLES SR., 79, of Ashford, W.Va. passed away Monday, January 11, 2021. He was born September 11, 1941, son of the late William “Bill” Scott Bowles and Biddie Opal Holstein Bowles. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ellhue and Bill “Junior” Bowles; his sisters, Thelma Barnett, Argatha Caldwell, Sylvia Sharp, AnnaBelle Perdue, Irene Bowles and Marceline Hadley; and grandson, Jason Atkins. He was a graduate of Sherman High School — Class of 1960. He was retired from Boone County Recycle; co-organizer of Kanawha-Boone Little League (currently Boone Northern Little League); Democratic Executive Committee; and Boone County Constable and Bus Driver. He loved being outdoors, mowing grass, planting a garden and watching his grandchildren’s sporting events. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Hope Bias Bowles; sons, Theodore Bowles Jr. (Cheri) of Grimesland, N.C., and Patrick “Sean” Bowles (Donna) of Ashford, W.Va.; daughters, Shereen Atkins (Robert) of Racine, W.Va., Tonya Barker (Kenney) of Ashford, W.Va., and RheAnna Kirk (Roy) of Ashford, W.Va.; brothers, Ernest Bowles of Chicago, Ill., and Tommy Bowles of Ashford, W.Va.; sister, Betty Jo Perdue of Ashford, W.Va.; grandchildren, Chris (Hollie), Harriet, Bub (Pebbles), Owen (Kim), Peter, Bethany, Chuckie (Jenna), Donnie, Ivy, Corey, Bryleigh, Bailey and Alex; great-grandchildren, Brooke, Colby, Megan, Liam, Sophie and Teddy, and expecting two grandsons, Waylon and Easton; special extended family, Zeke, Raegan and Colton; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. A graveside service at 11 a.m. Friday, January 15, at Barker Cemetery, Ashford, W.Va., with Pastor Richard Harold officiating. Walk-through visitation from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, January 14, at Ashford Church of God. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in honor of Theodore Franklin Bowles Sr. to Boone Northern Little League, PO Box 263, Racine, WV 25165. Handley Funeral Home in Danville, W.Va., is assisting the family. You may express your condolences to the family at

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