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Keller Benjamin Bowie

Keller Benjamin Bowie, 16, resident of 102 Alice Drive passed away Wednesday April 25, 2018.

Born in Greenwood, SC he was a son of Ben Allen "Benny" Bowie and Tracey Willis Bowie.

Keller was a 9th grade student at Abbeville High School. He enjoyed playing basketball with his friends, fishing, hunting and forging of knives. He also made homemade handles for the knives he made. He taught himself this art after watching "Forged in Fire" on TV. He also enjoyed playing with his dogs M.J. and Jasmine and hanging with his friends.

Survivors include his parents Benny and Tracey Bowie of the home; a sister Riley Ann Bowie of the home; maternal grandparents Charlie and Marie Bollman Willis of Abbeville, SC; his great-grandmother Doris Bollman of Abbeville, SC; his two special friends his dogs M.J. and Jaz.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Marion "Red" Bowie and Doris "Dot" Bowie.

A Celebration of Keller's life will be conducted Friday April 27, 2018 at 3:30 PM in Main St. United Methodist Church with the Rev. Eric Sheppard officiating. The family is at the home 102 Alice Drive Abbeville, SC.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 2:00 until 3:15 PM in the Greene Center at the church prior to services.

Memorials in memory of Keller may be made to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention 1025 Thomas Jefferson St., NW, Ste. 700, Washington, DC 20007.

The Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home and Cremation Services is assisting the Bowie family.


Greene Center Main St UMC
300 North Main St
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, April 27, 2018
2:00-3:00 PM


Celebration of Life
Main Street United Methodist Church
300 North Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Friday, April 27, 2018
3:30 PM

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Benny & Tracey family and friends; My sincere condolences on the passing of young Keller.The death of a loved one is the most devastating experience a family can face. Having faith as the Bible Book of Hebrews 11:1 says, does not mean that we no longer cry or that we've forgotten the Almighty God's promises. He will strengthen your faith as you rely on the hope of the resurrection at John 5:28,29; John 11:25-44.

S.A. BROWN Jun 12 2018 12:00 AM

Benny I was so very saddened to read of your son's passing. All of us at Butler LP Gas send our deepest sympathy to you and your family. We will be praying for all of you.

Mary Ann Smith May 2 2018 12:00 AM

Benny,We're so sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Bruce Montroy Apr 30 2018 12:00 AM

Bennie, Tracey and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the pain you all are going through. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers..... Sandy and Harby

HARBY WILLIAMS Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

Benny,This is the saddest news I have heard of in a long time. I am sorry I cannot be there to support you during this tough time. Just know that you, your wife and daughter are in our prayers. Only time can help with your sorrow and to trust that God is in charge.God's Speed,Chet

Chet Dinkins Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your son Bennie. Please know my family and I are praying for you, Tracey and Riley during this difficult time and that He gives you all peace, comfort and strength. God Bless.

Donnie Bullock Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Praying for God to give you comfort during this difficult time.Praying that he gives you strength in the coming days.

Angie Bell and Harrison Bell Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

I am so sorry you are having to go through a loss of a child. I pray God gives you courage and strength during this sad time.. Keller was well loved by his peers. He will truely be missed

Samantha Polatty Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

Praying for all of you. May God wrap His arms around you and keep you there. We love you!

Bill & Janet Williams Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

Benny, Tracey, and family, I would like to say I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine the hurt you are feeling at this time. I will be praying for all of you in the days and months to come.

Crystal McCurry Apr 26 2018 12:00 AM

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