The GOWDY Family
Obituaries from Blue Mountain Newspapers
SOUTHERN SENTINEL, March 31, 1966
MRS. JESS GOWDY
Mrs. Etna J. Gowdy, of Blue Mountain, died at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis at seven o'clock Sunday evening, having become ill while visiting her daughter, Mrs. Charles A. Tavel. The funeral service was held Tuesday afternoon at three o'clok at the Blue Mountain Cemetery, with Rev. Bill R. Peacock in charge.
She was a lifelong citizen of Blue Mountain,
and widow of the late Jess Gowdy, long-time Blue Mountain barber. She was an active
member of the Lowrey Memorial Baptist Church, was on the Sunday School teaching staff, and
active in the WMU and Training Union departments.
She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Tavel and Mrs. A. Eugene Beck, of Annapolis, Maryland; a sister, Mrs. J. E. Norris of Memphis; and two grandchildren.
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