Mrs. Effie Rena Gwynn Bowman, 92, of Ararat, VA passed away on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at the Laurel Meadows Nursing Center in Laurel Fork, VA. She was born in Patrick County, VA, February 24, 1925 to the late Levi and Rachel Hall Gwynn. Mrs. Bowman was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She retired from Spencer’s Infant Apparel after more than 20 years. Mrs. Bowman was an avid gardener, quilter and she was world famous for her Sunday dinners. Mrs. Bowman is survived by two daughters, Linda Inscore and Louise Hawks; a son and daughter-in-law, Bobby and Dianne Bowman; grandchildren and spouses, Ronald and Tonya Inscore, John Bowman and Becky Isaacs Bowman, Kristi and Jody King, Rachel and Jamie Hall, Kelly and Brian Lindamood, Jennifer and Hunter Moore; great grandchildren, Levi, Jakobi, Robyn, Talulah, Katherine, Kayla and Jacob; sisters, Elsie Bowman and Exie Evans. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bowman was preceded in death by her husband, Shirley Ray Bowman; a sister, Ella Marshall; and brothers, Curtis, Willard, John and infant Woodrow Gwynn. Funeral services will be conducted at 4:00 PM on Sunday, August 13, 2017at Moody Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Bowman officiating. Burial will follow in the Bowman Family Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2:30 PM until the time of the service at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy.
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