Leslie Coleman Fowlkes, age 63, of the Mt. Mitchell Community, passed away on Sunday, March 23, 2008, at his residence. A native of Bluefield, VA, he was born to the late Leslie and Alma (Davis) Fowlkes. He attended Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church in Busick. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time in the mountains where he was known as "Bear Man."
Survivors include one son, Todd Fowlkes and wife Jennifer of Myrtle Beach; and two grandchildren: Ashlee and Jonathan Fowlkes.
Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church. Memorials may be made to Mt. Mitchell Baptist Church, c/o Cecil Huskins, 4404 Highway 80 South, Burnsville, NC, 28714.