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Doris “Faye” Bowles

MANITOU, KY – Doris “Faye” Bowles, 69, passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2023, at her residence. She was born January 9, 1954, in Greene County, KY to the late Ralph Dennis Jessie and Hazel Mavis Caffee Jessie.

She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Ricky Joe Jessie and Mark Jessie; and sister, Vickie Lynn Basham.

She is survived by two sons, Michael (Melinda) Ferguson of Hanson, KY, and Tony (Kristie) Ferguson of Springfield, MO; special niece and caregiver, Jennifer Basham of Manitou, KY; two brothers, Wayne (Ruby) Jessie of Manitou and Larry (Ann) Jessie of Madisonville; four grandchildren, Christopher, Brandon, Brittney, and Mackenzie Ferguson; seven great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews.

Doris worked as a factory worker at Lear and had also worked at York and Gibbs Dye Casting. She enjoyed fishing, hunting, and the outdoors in general. She also previously attended East Fork Baptist Church in Central Kentucky.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, June 6, 2023, at Barnett-Strother Funeral Home – Madisonville Chapel with Bro. Dennis Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow at Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Monday, June 5, 2023, and from 12:00 PM until the service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers will be Danny Basham, Jr., Christopher Ferguson, Jason McFarland, Eric Phaup, Robby Stuart, and Adam Woodard. Online condolences may be made to the family at

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