Edna Louise Bowers
BLACKSHEAR — Edna Louise Swarringim Bowers, 87, of Blackshear, passed away Tuesday morning (Nov. 10, 2015) at the Pierce County Nursing Home.
Born in Greenfield, Ill., Jan. 18, 1928, she lived in Illinois for many years before moving to Pierce County in 1971. She was a homemaker and foster parent. Over the years she was “mama” to 76 foster children.
In addition to her love for children, she also loved to cook and bake cakes and dearly loved her church family at Full Gospel Church of God Apostolic.
She was the daughter of the late David James Swarringim and Sarah Ellen Price Swarringim Malin. She was also preceded in death by her step-father, Harry Malin, her husband, Frealy Henry Bowers, a son, Harold E. Bowers, a daughter, Mary E. Hancock, and by a grandson, Roy Bowers Jr.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Frieda and David Douberly and Theida and David Davis, all of Blackshear; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Pam Bowers, of Yulee, Fla., Paul and Peggy Bowers, of Nahunta, and Roy Bowers, of Blackshear; nine granddaughters, Kari Jordan, Kristen Sloan, April Pickens, Hannah Douberly, Emily Davis, Melissa Verdin, Mitzi Hancock, Debra Youmans and April Altman; 12 grandsons, Kenneth Bowers II, Jason Ward, Justin Bowers, Joey Bowers, David Bowers, Jeremy Bowers, Nathan Douberly, Tony Strickland, Dalton Davis, Marshall Hancock, Mason Hancock and Jeff Bowers; numerous great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Friday night at the funeral home from 6 until 8 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.pearsondial.com
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Pam Kaniowsky
PATTERSON — Pamela Gay “Pam” Aspinwall Kaniowsky, 54, passed away Sunday (Nov. 8, 2015) at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton, following an extended illness.
She was born May 27, 1961 in Pierce County to the late Hubert Aspinwall and Wynell Roundtree Aspinwall.
She worked as a clerk for Pizza Hut and attended the Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Anthony Kaniowsky Jr.
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Kenneth Mullis, of Waycross; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Brenda and Randy Williamson, of Blackshear, and Joy and Gary Hill, of Blythe; four grandchildren, Henry Medders, Christy Mullis, Jaden Fowler and Kimberly Mullis; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Patterson City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Friday from 2 until 3 p.m. at the cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.