Mattie Owens Gupton
Mattie Owens Gupton, 85 went home to be with her Lord on Monday, October 27, 2008.
She was born in Nash County August 22, 1923, to the late Henry Bruce Owens and Mary Irene Boone Owens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Elwood C. Gupton, Sr. ,Son , Elwood C. Gupton, Jr.;
Sister, Edith Arlene Owens Ellis, Brothers, Lawrence Dillard Owens, Otis Manuel Owens, Kenneth Wayne Owens,
Those left to cherish her memory are: Daughters: Peggy Gupton Boswell and husband , W. B. "Billy" Boswell, Rocky Mount, Janice Gupton of Myrtle Beach, S.C. , Son: Larry C. Gupton and wife Linda Manning Gupton of Rocky Mount, N.C.; Fourteen Grandchildren: Bettina Boswell Hershner & husband, Jeremy of Maryville, Tenn.;
Amy Boswell Jackson & husband, Andy Jackson, Sharpsburg, N.C., C. Blake Boswell & wife Kelly, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Bethany Boswell Mayo & Husband, Matthew, Rocky Mount, N.C. , E.C. Gupton III. & wife Susie, Champaign Illinois,
Florence Elizabeth Gupton Hayward, Indianapolis, Ind., Winifred Leigh Gupton Shumate & husband Tom, Le Claire, Illinois, Eric Cecil Gupton, Maysville, N.C. ,Cynthia Ann Jones, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Gregory Earl Jones & wife Donna, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Tracy Leigh Jones, Myrtle Beach, S.C., Gina Lynn Gupton Moore & husband Johnnie, Wilson, N.C., Larry Clayton Gupton Jr., Rocky Mount, N.C., James Wesley Gupton, Rocky Mount, N.C.
Twenty-one (21) great-grandchildren; Ashley Nicole Gupton, Elwood C. Gupton, IV, Emily Claire Boswell,
Carter Blake Boswell, Ryan Andrew Jackson, Ashlyn Jordan Jackson, Megan Alexandra Jackson, Anna Margaret Jackson, Abigail Grace Jackson, Harmony LeAnn Jones, Jacinda Brooke Jones, Adam Lee Hunter Jones, Kalee Paige Mayo, Noah Carlson Mayo, Ashley Lauren Moore, Sarah Lynn Moore, Trevor Reid Ollar, Paige Elizabeth Shumate, Jared Morgan Price, Troy Brantley Price, Dylan Justin Price,
One Great-great granddaughter; Rebecca Price, One Great-great grandson, Keagan Allen Price.
Two brothers: Willard Gray Owens and wife Penny of Dillwyn, Virginia,
Wendell Raven Owens of Rocky Mount, N.C. and late wife, Ellen Watson Owens.
Three sisters; Neva Bernice Owens Parrish and husband Robert Parrish, of Rocky Mount, Mary Helen Owens Slavin and late husband Calvin Slavin of Rocky Mount, Ella Geneva Owens Davis and husband Bill Davis of Baltimore, Maryland, Nieces, Nephews and many other beloved family members and friends.
She was an active and charter member of Temple Baptist Church in Rocky Mount, N.C.
She will be remembered as a faithful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Special thanks to Hospice of Rocky Mount, Rocky Mount East Kidney Center, Dr. Bunting, Dr. Holland of R. Mt.
The family will receive friends and family at Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home, 1130 North Winstead Avenue, Rocky Mount, N. C. on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 7-8:30 p.m. and other times at the home of daughter, Peggy and husband, Billy Boswell, 419 Flood Store Road, Rocky Mount.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Wheeler and Woodlief Funeral Home
Pastor Dan Carpenter of Temple Baptist Church, Rocky Mount and Leroy Alligood of New Bern will officiate. Music by Pastor Gary Wood of Harvest Baptist Church, Rocky Mount and Martha Alligood of New Bern. Interment in Pineview Cemetery, Rocky Mount.
On-line condolences to the family may be made by visiting www.wheelerandwoodlief.com
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Published in Rocky Mount Telegram on Oct. 29, 2008