Corona virus has dealt another heavy blow to the circuit court of Smith, Simpson, Jasper, and Covington counties. The honorable judge Eddie Bowen passed away due to complications with COVID-19 Sunday February, 7, 2021.
Bowen was known for being tough on crime and compassionate to victims, and there was never a dull moment in his courtroom. He will be missed.
Judge Stan Sorey, who currently presides over District 13, lost his wife due to COVID-19 complications earlier. Thoughts and prayers are in order for the families of District 13 Circuit Court. It is likely that Governor Tate Reeves will appoint Bowen's replacement in the near future.