Mary Ruth Bowers Tate, 65, of Austinville, Va., passed away Wednesday Dec. 26, 2012, at the home of her son.
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Mary was born Saturday, Aug. 16 1947, in Carroll County, Va., to the late Sherman John Bowers and Dorothy Hazel Burnette Bowers.
In addition of her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, George Edmon Tate.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sonya Tate of Austinville; granddaughter, Eric Raye Tate; two sisters, Frances Mabe and Sue Phillips, both of Galax; brother and sister-in-law, Buford and Milda Bowers also of Galax, Va.; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held today, Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, at 2 p.m. in the Hebron Church of Christ with Sammy Burnette and Billy Burnette officiating. Burial will follow in the Lineberry Cemetery. The family received friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Flowers will be appreciated or memorials may be made in Mary's memory to St. Jude's' Children's Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105.
A guestbook is available at www.vaughanguynn.com
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home is serving the family.
Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home - Galax
201 West Center Street
Galax, VA 24333
Published in Galax Gazette from Dec. 28 to Dec. 30, 2012