Mary Elizabeth Wood Gowen, 90, of Lynchburg
died Monday, July 21, 2008
at her residence. She was the wife of the late George Alfred Gowen.
Born August 13,
1917 in Amherst County
she was a daughter of the late Samuel Wood, Jr. and Mary Gowen Wood. Mary was a
retired employee of Randolph Macon Woman,s College and a member of Clearview
In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in
death by five brothers, Oscar Wood, The Rev. Emmitt Wood, Harry Wood, Davis
Wood and Raymond Wood and two sisters, Ruby Tyree and Lottie Cofflin. She is
survived by her daughter Debra Rae Gowen of Lynchburg;
two sons, Rickey Neal Gowen of Hampton
and Alfred Wayne Gowen of Lynchburg;
two grand daughters, Olivia G. McCardle and Jessica M. Gowen both of Hampton
and four great grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 1:00 pm in Meade
Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Green
The family will receive friends today from 7-8:30 pm at Diuguid Wiggington Chapel.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of The Hills for the
excellent care extended to their mother.