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Carolyn Ann Bowman, 51, (a.k.a. Vera Mullins Lane), died June 22, 2011, in Knoxville. She was born Aug. 12, 1959, in Erwin, and was the daughter of the late Harry Bowman Sr., and the late Mary Mable Nelson. She was adopted by the late Dewey Mullins and Margaret Mullins.
Ms. Bowman was preceded in death by her husband, John Lane; daughter, Holly Marie Adams; step dad, Fred Smith; uncle, the Rev. Carl Nelson; and brother, Robert Bowman Sr.
Survivors include her mother, her stepmother, Brenda Lewis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Hazel and Douglas Gillenwater, Erwin; Kathy and Freddie Tipton, Erwin; Mickey Garland, Mamie King, Angela and James Casey; Ruby and Eric Casey; and Carolynn Bowman, Pea.; brothers, Larry Mullins; Harry Bowman, Jr., Carl Frederick Smith, Gary Bowman, Stacey Bowman, Pennsylvania, Art Smith, Kentucky; sons, Robert Dwayne Adams, Steven Cory Adams, Dewey Douglas Adams; three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins, and her extended family in Pennsylvania.
Special services will be held July 16, 2011, at Bible Holiness Church in Erwin, from 6-8 p.m.