NEW BERN - Ronald McGowan, 52, of 311 Green Springs Road, died Sunday, May 12, 2013, at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
He was a native of New Orleans, La., and was employed as a shoemaker.
A private memorial service will be held by the family.
He is survived by Kandy McGowan of the home and Jerome McGowan of Houston, Texas.
Local announcement by Oscar's Mortuary, Inc.