Selma Phyllis Bowman
A memorial service for Selma Phyllis Sevier Bowman, 89, of Crossville, will be held on Monday, Dec. 16, at 5:30 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 3075 Miller Avenue, Crossville. She passed away early Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019.
Phyllis was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Livingston (Overton County), to the late Washington Lafayette Sevier and Eliza Margaret Morrow.
Survivors include her four children, Michael (Patricia) Staggs of Crossville, Eddie (JoAnn) Staggs of Spring City, JoAnn (Michael) Ramsey of Crossville and Kaye Barnett of Crossville; and one sister, Lois Sevier Holland of Indianapolis, IN.
Grandchildren surviving her are Michael Staggs Jr., Melissa Patrick (Jeff), Chelsey Rose Woody (Randy), Clint Rose (Leslie), Stacy Staggs (Cheryl), Keith Staggs, Bradley Staggs (Demetria), Tracy Staggs Wheeler, Rodney Staggs, Heather Staggs Rhea (David), Jason Staggs, Mahala Barnett Bovee (Nick), Callan Ramsey Lamoreaux (Lane), Carrie Ramsey Bradshaw (Josh) and Connory Ramsey Williams (Isaac), plus 26 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.
Phyllis was preceded in death by grandsons, Jackie Staggs and Gregory Staggs, son-in-law, Joel Barnett; her son, Freddie Staggs; brothers, Odell, Pete, Arvel, John and Frank Sevier; and her husband, G.D. Bowman.
Phyllis was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for more than 44 years and was active in the public ministry until she was unable to participate due to health reasons. She enjoyed Jehovah God's creations, especially her flower gardens and birds, and spending time with her family.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. was in charge of the arrangements.
Published on December 6, 2019


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