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Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday November 9th, 2021
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Funeral Service

Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport
Tuesday November 9th, 2021

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Graveside Service

East Lawn Memorial Park
Wednesday November 10th, 2021

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Rosella Dingus Bowen

Rosella Dingus Bowen, age 100, of Kingsport, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the Waters of Bristol on Saturday, November 6, 2021 following a period of declining health.

Born in Wise County, Virginia, on June 17, 1921, a daughter of the late Dewey and Stella Fritz Dingus, she resided in this area her entire life. She married Andrew Bowen on March 25, 1939 and they partnered together to run the Bloomingdale Grill for many years. She was a Christian.

She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mom, grandmother, mamaw, sister, and friend who loved to be with and take care of her family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Caris Hospice.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Andrew Bowen; son, Marvin Ray Bowen; daughters, Judy Faye Winegar, Lois Ann Darnell and husband James Paul Darnell; grandsons, Scott Ketron and Greg Darnell; great-grandson, Joshua Ketron; and several sisters and brothers.

Rosella is survived by her son, Donnie Bowen of Dryden, Virginia; nine grandchildren, Steve Ketron (Anita), Carlos Burton (Teresa), Mike Burton (Denise), Shane Burton (Angela), Melissa Wood, Dianna Sells (Emory), Donna McCraney, Tony Bowen and Heather Bowen; three brothers, Danny Dingus (Leta), Johnny Dingus (Johnamae) and Donald Dingus, all of Kingsport; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 5 – 7pm on Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at Hamlett Dobson Funeral Home, Kingsport. Funeral services will follow, with Brother Ralph “Buddy” Dingus officiating. Graveside services will be conducted at 3pm on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at East Lawn Memorial Park. Those attending committal services are asked to meet at the funeral home by 2pm and then proceed to the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be family and friends.

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Life is going to be so different without you in it. I enjoyed our visits and our talks. Nobody could ever replace you and I\'m so lucky to have had you in my life. I Love you so much mamaw but I know you will be my little angel watching over me. Thank you for everything.

Melissa Nov 8 2021 9:57 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosella Bowen

Ann Slagle Nov 8 2021 9:20 PM

What a beautiful testimony of love and a very big life full of family this lovely lady had. Fly high Aunt Rosella.

Letina Bowen Kelly Nov 8 2021 8:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosella Bowen

Letina Kelly Nov 8 2021 8:51 PM

Prayers for the family and for the loss of a lovely aunt. So many memories of a life well lived. We are so sorry.

Jimmie and Nancy Hbbard Nov 8 2021 7:43 PM

My sympathy to the family and love ones. In its day the Bloomingdale Grill for many years.was the best ever. I've told folks over and over that their hamburgers and fries along with everything else was second to none. I remember their great service from my visits there . Special times I'll not forget. May God bless you all during and after this time of grief and loss .

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J W Hutchins Nov 7 2021 8:56 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Rosella Bowen

Wilda Nov 7 2021 5:51 PM

Rosella will never be forgotten , she was the best mother , grand mother, great grand mother, she loved her family so much .She is at peace with her loved ones that have gone on before her, I know it was a great reunion ❤️

Wilda Bowen Edwards Nov 7 2021 5:50 PM

Love and Prayers for the family

Jewel G. Harrell Nov 7 2021 4:57 PM

With our sincere condolences. From the staff of Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home.

Patty Davis Nov 7 2021 3:45 PM