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Mary Phillips Bowen / February 01, 2011
Mary Phillips Bowen, 81, widow of Wallace Randolph Bowen Sr., died Monday, Jan. 31, 2011 at her home.

Mrs. Bowen was the daughter of George Williams and Claudia Mae Redd Phillips. A homemaker, she also helped her husband farm. She was a member of Hitesburg Baptist Church.

Mrs. Bowen is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Dennis Adams, and Betty Bowen, all of Buffalo Junction, and Nancy and Bobby Rice of Virgilina; sons and daughter-in-law, Wallace R., Jr. and Cathy Bowen of Buffalo Junction and Gary Bowen of Bullock, N.C., four grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. Her sisters, Gladys Elliott and Linda Howerton, both of South Boston, Ann Morris and Judy Coghill, both of Virgilina; and brothers, George Phillips of Oxford, N.C. and Lennie Phillips of Roxboro, N.C. also survive. She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Bowen and a brother, Thomas Phillips.

A graveside service will be Wednesday at the Bowen Family Cemetery at 2 p.m.

The family will received friends Tuesday at Watkins Cooper Lyon Funeral Home.

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