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Obituary of Mary Wood Gowen

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 Baptist Church. 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 officiating. 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.
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