Friday, June 27, 2008

Bowers Obituaries of Mecklenburg County

The South Hill Enterprise, Thursday, July 31, 1947:
"W. J. EVANS DIES AT AGE OF 84 YEARS - Willie Jackson Evans, 84, of Union Level, died Saturday at his home. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. S. C. Sculthorpe, of Union Level, and Mrs. Allen Thompson, of LaCrosse; and four sons, Wesley E. Evans of Jacksonville, Fla.; E. L. and Earl Evans, of Union Level; and W. H. Evans, of Emporia. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the graveside in Zion Methodist Church Cemetery, at Union Level."

Richmond Times-Dispatch, January 9, 1951:
"MRS. DEWIT BOWERS - SOUTH HILL, VA., Jan 8 - Mrs. Dewit Bowers, 58, of Union Level, died Monday in a Richmond hospital. She is survived by three sons, Marvin and Herman Bowers, both of Union Level, and Wilson Bowers, of South Hill, and one sister, Mrs. Henry Snead, of Union Level. A funeral service will be held at 1 P. M. Tuesday at the home. Burial will be in the family cemetery near Union Level."

According to Paul Snead, the Bowers cemetery is located in a fenced area on the old Robert Day Robertson farm, about one mile from Buckhorn School on Union Level Road. This used to be the Bowers farm.

The South Hill Enterprise, July 19, 1928:
"UNION LEVEL ... We are sorry to hear of the death of little Edna Bowers, who departed this life Monday evening, July 9th."

The South Hill Enterprise, April 25, 1946:
"ELA SNOW BOWERS - Ella Snow Bowers, 54, died unexpectedly at her home in Union Level early Sunday. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Dewit Bowers, Union Level, and Mrs. Henry Snead, South Hill. Funeral rites were held on Monday at the family cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Jack Taylor."

The South Hill Enterprise, January 11, 1978:
"EULA SNEAD - SOUTH HILL - Mrs. Eula G. Snead, 82, widow of Henry H. Snead, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1978, in the hospital here. She is survived by two sons, Gerald M. Snead of South Hill and Floyd C. Snead of Rocky Mount, N.C.; ten grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Crews Funeral Home, with burial in Crestview Memorial Park."

The following article is a clipping from the South Hill Enterprise sent to me by cousin, Hilda Hood:

"Mrs. M. M. Dunn departed this life November 27, 1922, and was buried the following day at her home, witnessed by a large gathering of friends and relatives. Four ministers were present and all took part in the services - Revs. Poe, Kline, Bowden and Powell. She had been blessed with a long and useful life. She was born in 1838, and was twice married. Her first husband was Giles Bowers and from this union there were two children, William and Jennie. These preceded her to that long home. Her second husband was Charles Dunn, and from this union there were five children, whom she left behind, Richard, Rufus, Herbert, Harvey and Mrs. John Bing. She loved her children and bore the burden and heat of the day for their benefit. She was an exception. She knew how to produce and save. She was Semper Fidelis in whatsoever she set her hands to. The late R. M. Hutcheson said to me, referring to the deceased, 'Ned, I don't know a woman I think deserves as much as she.' She was a sister of the late William Curtis, who was so long clerk of Mecklenburg County. The deceased was a member of Bethany Baptist Church. J. E. Powell. January 15th, 1923."

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