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Doris Lowery Bowen

Doris Lowery Bowen, 89, of 3151 Red Bank Road, Virgilina died Jan. 21, 2013 at The Woodview. She was born in Granville County, N.C. on Oct. 15, 1923, the daughter of the late Henry Thomas Lowery and Lillian Talley Lowery. She was married to the late Harold Mason Bowen.

Mrs. Bowen was a member of North Fork Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

Survivors include five sons, Thomas O. Bowen Sr. and wife Linda, Harold R. Bowen and wife Dorothy, Ronnie R. Bowen and wife Kathy, Vance B. Bowen and wife Rita, all of Virgilina, and Cecil L. Bowen and wife Ramona of Alton; three sisters, Mary Dill of Danville, McLean Poole of Granville County, N.C. and Annette Beaver of Colonial Heights; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

In addition to her husband and parents, two grandsons, Terry Mason Bowen and Clint E. Bowen; two brothers, Thomas Junior Lowery and Gerald Lowery Sr.; and two great-great-grandchildren, also preceded Mrs. Bowen in death.

The family will receive friends at Brooks Funeral Home on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A funeral service will be held Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at 2 p.m. at North Fork Baptist Church with the Revs. Scott Welch and Raymond Wooten officiating.

Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Those wishing to give memorials are asked to consider North Fork Baptist Church, 5106 North Fork Church Road, Virgilina, VA 24598 or Halifax Regional Hospice, 2204 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592.

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Arrangements are by Brooks Funeral Home, South Boston.