Mrs. Joy R. Bowen, age 82, of Oak Park, died Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Memorial Health Meadows Hospital in Vidalia after a brief illness. She was a native of Oak Park, a 1957 graduate of Oak Park High School, and attended South Georgia College in Douglas, where she studied accounting. She began her career with Cathcart Allied Moving & Storage, retiring after forty-five years as Vice-President and CFO. She was a member of Pendleton Springs Baptist Church, where earlier in her life, sang in the choir and played piano. Mrs. Bowen enjoyed traveling, the beach, gardening, her community of Oak Park, and spending time with family, especially her grandchildren. She was a former member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a Decatur Garden Club. She is preceded in death by her parents, Herman Gaynor Ridgdill, Sr. and Frankie Williamson Ridgdill; and four siblings, Robert Black, Jane Jackson, H.G. Ridgdill, Jr., and Francis Ridgdill.