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Allie B. Barnes Gowan

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie B. Barnes Gowan, 75, Collins, (Shady Oak Community) were held Saturday, Sept.16, 2017, at 11 a.m. from Shady Oak Missionary Baptist Church, Collins.  Interment was in the Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Jones County. Reverend Darren Clay officiated the services. Reeves Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Olive was in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Gowan died at her residence on Sept.11, 2017.

The honorary pallbearers were Mitchel Magee, Jerry Skipper, Michael Gowan, George Gowan, Charles Barness, Jerome Phillips and Don Gowan. The active pallbearers were Thadeus Gowan, Shawn Phillips, Gregory Gowan, Jeremy Skipper, Jermaine Gowan, and Anthony Graham. The flower bearers were friends and family.

Mrs. Gowan was a faithful member of Shady Oak Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleveland and Retha Barnes; her husband, Georg Gowan, son, Greg Jerome Gowan, grandson, Chaddous Gowan; five siblings, Shirley Barnes, Eddie B. Barnes, Billy Joe Barnes, Aleane Barnes, and Learnard Turner.

Survivors include, three sons, Donald(Sophia) Gowan, Flint, Michigan, George M . Gowan and Michael (Latrendo)Gowan, all of Collins; five daughters, Dianne(Mitch) Magee, Salt Lake City, Utah, Debbie(Jerome)Phillips, Anita (Jerry) Gowan, all of Collins, and Tomeeka(Charles) Gowan, Prentiss, and Patricia Lofton, Mount Olive; two sisters, Lessie Edison and Rita Duckworth, both of Taylorsville;  brothers, Learnard(Darrell) Gowan, Taylorsville, Billy Ray(Juanita) Barnes, Salt Lake City, Utah, George(Rochell) Barnes, Ogden, Utah, and Charles Barnes, Flint, Michigan; 12 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.