Stephen Bowman

Published 9:31 am Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stephen Lee Bowman, 21, of Ironton, passed away Monday, Feb. 28, 2011. The Ironton native was born July 8, 1989, the son of Rebecca “Becky” Sue Martin Friend.

Stephen was a 2008 graduate of Rock Hill High School and was a cashier at the Ashland, Ky. Speedway. He was of the Baptist faith.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Troy and Helen Friend; and his maternal grandmother Mary Martin.

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In addition to his mother, he is survived by his dad, John Friend of Ironton; a daughter, Allison Leeann Bostic Bowman of Ironton; a brother, Austin Friend of Ironton; a sister, Hailey Friend of Ironton; four aunts, Mary Friend, Joann Justice, Bonnie Friend and Jenny Friend; five aunts and uncles, Wayne and Jennifer Friend, Troy and Betty Friend, Charlie and Terri Friend, Jim and Marie Friend, and Mona and Jay Slone; several cousins and special friends.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Hayes-Phillips Funeral Home with Brother Jack Pemberton officiating. Burial will follow in Vernon Furnace Cemetery and visitation will be Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at the funeral home. Donations may be made to Phillips Funeral Home, PO Box 122, Ironton, OH 45638 in honor of Stephen L. Bowman. To offer condolences to the family, please visit