Henry Floyd Bowers, 93, of 27733 Betty Road, Albemarle, died at 1:10 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, 2008, at his home.

His funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Immanuel Baptist Church in Albemarle. The Rev. Joe E. Smith and The Rev. Darrell Rabon will officiate and burial will be in Canton Baptist Church Cemetery.

Born June 13, 1915, in Albemarle, he was a son of the late Hillard Absolm and Bessie Lee Hatley Bowers, was a Baptist minister and was also a self employed contractor.

Two brothers, Paul J. Bowers and Johnny Bowers; a sister, Ruby Lambert; and a grandson, Todd Bowers, preceded him in death.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Martha “Mot” Maryjane Hatley Bowers of Albemarle; a son, Ronald Dean Bowers and wife, Shirley, of Albemarle; two daughters, Martha Noreda Bowers Bowers and husband, Calvin, and Judy Gail Bowers Bowers and husband, Mickey, all of Albemarle; a brother Clifford Bowers of Asheboro; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Stanly County, 960 N. First St., Albemarle, NC 28001.

Hartsell Funeral Home of Albemarle is in charge.

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