|Publisher:||The Troy Messenger|
|Place of publication:||Troy, Alabama|
|Date of publication:||4/7/1942|
Wetumpka, Ala., Jan. 30– Josephus M. Jowers Passes Away. Josephus M. Jowers, 75 died at his him on Tallassee Street Wednesday morning about 9:30 surrounded by every member of his immediate family who meant so much in his life. He had been in failing health almost six weeks but was able to carry on until Sunday morning. His children were summoned following a stroke of paralysis and all reached his bed side before his passing hour. Mr. Jowers was born November 17, 1867 in Elmore County and was one of her good farmers until nearing middle life, when with his family he moved to Wetumpka. He has filled the office of deputy sheriff of the county and also served with the city police department. When a young man he married Miss Emma Mann who passed away five years ago. Always keenly interested in politics he seemed to rally when friends mentioned the election Tuesday. He was a loyal supporter of his friends in the races bit never sought office for himself. He was a member of the Men’s Bible Class of the First Baptist Church and was interested in its activities although his membership was in the Primitive Baptist Church. Serving are—three daughters: Mrs. W. S. Thrasher, Gorgas, Mrs. B. C. Lumpkin, Athens, Ga. And Miss Emmaline Jowers, of Wetumpka, with who he made his home; two sons: J. O. Jowers, Jordan Dam, and E.O. Jowers of Gorgas; six grandchildren: Mrs. John Newberry, Camden, James Jowers, in the army Adelia Thrasher and Cliff Thrasher, Gorgas, Marian Lumpkin, Athens, Ga. and Charles Jowers, Gorgas; one great-grandchild, John Newberry III, Camden. Funeral services were held today (Thursday) at 10:00 a.m. from the Baptist Church with the pastor Rev. Sheppard Bryan, officiating. Interment followed in the family lot in Wetumpka Cemetery, with Evans Funeral Home in charge. Relatives and friends from all parts of the county and other sections were present and many beautiful flowers were messengers of love and sympathy. Active pallbearers chosen were: Judge G. H. Howard, Dr. J. M. Jowers, Penton Cousins, Demp Thrash, Arris Turner, Christian Wingard. Honorary pallbearers were George Smith, George Enslen, Steve Reneau, Lester Holley, Josee Bryant, Dr. J. F. Sewell, W. A. Austin, Clyde A. Peake, John Richardson, W. M. Cousins, and Judge Arthur Glover.
“Josephus M. Jowers Passes Away.” The Troy Messenger (Troy, Alabama), May 7, 1943.