George Washington Gower, Jr.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

George Washington Gower, Jr., 73, of Piggott, Ark., passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at this home.

He was born July 27, 1939, in Piggott, Ark., and was the son of the late George Washington and Martha Francis (Dover) Gower.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack Jones Gower.

He was a member of the Fagus General Baptist Church in Fagus, Mo.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Fredith Inelta Gower; his children, Glenn Dola McGinnis of Bono, Ark., Cynthia Diana Gower of Houston, Tex., Roxanne Renee Price of Columbia, S.C., and Robin Nicole Gower of Dyersburg, Tenn.; three sisters, Mary Sinkler of St. Louis, Mo., Martha Gower of Chicago, Ill. and Suzanne Holycross of Danville, Ind.; five grandchildren, Christopher, Stevie, Carmen, Kevin and Sara and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013, at Hoggard and Sons Chapel with Gary Hancock officiating. Burial was in Gravel Hill Cemetery in St. Francis, Ark. Pallbearers were Jerry Allmon, Jerry Causey, Dale Grimes, Dale Arnold, Deloyd Edwards and Joe Lambert. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home of Piggott, Ark., was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held Friday evening at the funeral home.

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