Mrs. Margie Julia Small Bousman, 87 of Salisbury, passed away on Tuesday October 2, 2012 at Rowan Regional Medical Center. Born on March 6, 1925 in Jones County, she was the daughter of the late Ashford Arthur and Mamie Gaskins Small. A graduate of the New Bern Schools, she was a homemaker. A longtime member of West New Bern Presbyterian Church, she was active with Sunday School and the youth group. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William Wilbur Bousman Sr. in 2003, sisters, Letha Benfield, Nettie Cahoon, and a nephew, Tutor Waddell. Those left to cherish her memories are her children Sandra Schenk (David) of Salisbury and William "Bill" Bousman Jr. (Ellen) of Alexandria La. Also surviving her is her sister Zilda Wood of Placerville, Calif., grandchildren Melanie Lehman (Michael) of China Grove, William "Bill" Bousman III (Alicia) of Sarasota Fla., Mark Schenk (Kerrie) and Steve Schenk (Tammy). Great Grandchildren include, Caleb Trexler, Zach Shuping, Chris Schenk (Stephanie), Travis Schenk and great-great granddaughter Aubrey Schenk. Nieces and nephews include, Yvonne Jennette (Charles), Martha Secor (Gene), Suzie Kent, Connie Lorraine, Bonnie Ramsey, Bryan Cahoon, Charles "Pete" Benfield and Ronnie Benfield. Visitation will be on Friday from 10-11 am at Salem Lutheran Church in Salisbury with funeral at 11:00 also at the church with Rev. Doug Heffner officiating. Burial will be at Greenleaf Memorial Park in New Bern on Saturday at 3:00 pm. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, 5080 Sherrills Ford Rd Salisbury NC 28147 or West New Bern Presbyterian Church, 1701 Lucerne Way, New Bern, NC 28560.
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