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Mecklenburg trustees tap interim school superintendent

Trustees on the Mecklenburg County School Board named Dr. Janet C. Crawley as part-time temporary interim Superintendent of Schools at a special meeting Thursday night, June 25. Crawley, who takes…

Black bear cub makes escape through South Boston

Residents of Traver Avenue in South Boston received a furry bundle of excitement early Thursday afternoon — a small black bear cub that scampered down the street, headed for the…

Charleston murders spur change, debate – and no more Conferederate flag making in town

Responding to national uproar in the wake of last week’s mass murder at a Charleston, S.C. African-American church, Annin Flagmakers announced Tuesday that it will stop producing and selling Confederate…

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Mary Phillips Bowen

SoVaNow.com / 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.

You may express your online condolences at http://www.wclfh.com

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