Obituaries 01-25-24

January 23, 2024


Dec. 23, 1933-Jan. 5, 2024

A private memorial service for Susan Ann Impson, 90, will be scheduled

in the fall.

Born on Dec. 23, 1933 in Wabash, Ind., she received nurses' training in

Portland, Ore., at Providence Hospital and remained a Nurse for most of

her adult life, specializing in psychiatric nursing. She later received

a Bachelor's degree form the University of Washington in Holistic


She met and married Hugh Impson in 1966. They established their home in

the Seattle area and the combined families totaled eight children, which

resulted in a very organized and busy home. They enjoyed traveling and

spent many years enjoying Southern living before returning to Washington


She was a sweet mother who loved her family and friends, her religion,

writing and tending to her flowers.

She died on Friday, Jan. 5, 2024.

She was loved and will be missed by her eight children, 13

grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and countless other family and

friends whose lives she touched.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Hugh B. Impson, Jr.

Her final resting place will be at Hopewell Baptist Church in Meadville.


March 6, 1928-Jan. 12, 2024

Funeral services for James Pearlie "J P" Bowlin, 95, of McKinney, Texas

and formerly of Smithdale, were conducted on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2024 from

Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Smithdale, with Rev. Ted Bowlin, Rev. Dr.

John Moody and Rev. Eric Moak officiating.

Interment followed at Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery in McCall


Born on March 6, 1928, he was the son of the late William Lee Bowlin,

Jr., and Rettie Mae Jernigan Bowlin and was raised in Franklin County.

Upon graduation from high school in Meadville, he went to serve in the

United States Navy.

After marrying Morese, the love of his life, he worked until early

retirement at Armstrong Tire in Natchez. He returned to Franklin County

and built their retirement home with his own hands and eventually

started J P Bowling Construction.

A long-time member of First Baptist Church McComb and Mt. Olive Baptist

Church, he served as a Deacon for more than 60 years. He loved to read

the Bible and, with the spiritual gift of evangelism, it was his

greatest wish to see all come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.

He had a great sense of humor and loved to joke and tease with all those

who were dear to him. His greatest joy in this life was being "Grandpa"

to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by

those who knew and loved him.

He died on Friday, Jan. 12, 2024 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison,


He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Beckie Bowlin and John

Moody of McKinney; his daughter-in-law, Dorcus Bowlin; three

grandchildren and their respective spouses, Ashley Moody and Wes Hardin,

Nicole Bowlin and her fiance, Judd Blades, and Dr. Marvin Cortez Bowlin;

seven great-grandchildren, Kaitlin, Seth, Rosalyn, Warren, Jace, Avery

and Connor; his sister-in-law, Nell Bowling; his brother-in-law, Al

Pringle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 70 years, Morese; his

parents; his son, Sammy Bowlin; five sisters, Hazel Donaldson, Georgia

Thornton, Doris Deas, Hilda Ham and Marguerite Pringle; and two

brothers, John and Claude.

Pallbearers were Dr. Marvin Cortez Bowlin, Steve Bowlin, Nathan Wells,

Jasper Seale, Jimmy McGehee and Carl Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were

Jace McAllister, Seth Blades, Warren Blades and Connor James Hardin.

The family wishes to thank the Veterans Administration staff, Touching

Hearts at Home and caregivers Judy Olney, Yvette Leon and Teri Van

Stavern for their loving care they provides while Pearlie was living in


In lieu of flowers, please support missions at your local church.

Hartman-Jones Funeral Home of McComb was in charge of arrangements.