COMMERCE - Juanita Baker Bowles, 51, died Tuesday, August 7, 2012 at her residence.
She was born in Commerce, the daughter of the late Carl and Pauline Leachman Baker. She was a medical assistant. Mrs. Bowles was preceded in death by a daughter, Mellissa Faye Bowles; sister, Mary Helen Baker; and brothers, Ted and J.C. Baker.
Survivors include her husband, John Wesley Bowles, Commerce; daughters, Amelia Marie Skinner, Athens, and Mary Elizabeth Martinez (Fran), Winder; brothers, Ronnie and William Douglas Baker, both of Commerce; sister, Judy Anne Baker Segrest, Nicholson; grandchildren, Hailey Peyton Skinner and Lindsey Addison Marie Skinner, both of Commerce, and Anthony Zane Martinez and Reasa Mae Elett Martinez, both of Winder.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 11 at 2 p.m. from Mrs. Bowles' residence with the Revs. Philadelphia Henry and Shannon West officiating. Interment will follow at Nicholson Cemetery. Mrs. Bowles' body will be at her residence after 4 p.m. on Thursday.
Little-Ward Funeral Home, Commerce, is in charge of arrangements.