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Paul R. Bowers

Paul Raymond Bowers, 43, of Russells Point, passed away Saturday night, Oct. 6, 2012, at his home.

He was born in Jeffersonville, Ind., on Jan. 31, 1969, to Ralph A. and Mary Jane McCubbins Bowers, who survive in Russells Point. He also is survived by a daughter, Avagail Bowers of Piqua; a grandson, Gavin Hayden Bowers of Piqua; his former wife, Jessica Hughes and stepson, Jayson Mechling, both of Tennessee; a sister, Rebecca (Mike) LeMaster of Sidney; two brothers, Stanley Bowers of Russells Point and Joshua Bowers of Sidney; seven nephews, Anthony, Tim and Zackary LeMaster and Derrick, J.J., Stephen and Chris Bowers; longtime close friend, Bill Stevens of Smyrna, Tenn.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

An active member of Only Believe Ministries in Botkins, he served as a counselor for many years at Circle A Ranch in Rockford, Mich. He worked at the Honda Engine Plant in Anna and was an avid fan of University of Kentucky basketball. He also enjoyed watching UFC events and playing cards.

He loved being with his family, especially his nephews and his grandson, who was the light of his life.

Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Shoffstall Funeral Home, Lakeview. A funeral begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Only Believe Ministries, Botkins. Burial is in his family cemetery, Milby Cemetery in Summersville, Ky., at a later date.

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