Mattie Lucille (Whitt) Bowers (1929 - 2014)

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Mrs. Mattie Lucille Whitt Bowers, 84, of Lancaster, passed away Thursday, May 29, 2014, at CMC Pineville.
She was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Laurinburg, N.C., a daughter of the late Romey Garl Whitt and Lillie Whitaker Whitt.
She was a member of New Life Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Bowers was a loving mother, grandmother, sister and mother-in-law. She loved gardening, working puzzles, cooking and big family gatherings. Mrs. Bowers loved life and lived it to the fullest.
A service to celebrate the life of Mrs. Bowers is 3 p.m. today, June 1, at New Life Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Douglas Pate officiating.
Entombment will be in the Lancaster Memorial Park Mausoleum.
Mrs. Bowers is survived by two brothers, Lloyd Whitt and his wife, Connie, and William Gray Whitt and his wife, Inez, all of Wagram, N.C.; a sister, Phyllis Simpson of Lancaster; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Horne of Lancaster; three grandchildren, Rusty Hammond, Robbie Horne and Christopher Horne; three great-grandchildren, Ashley Hammond, Courtney Hammond and Joshua Horne; and two great-great-grandchildren, Averi Grubbs and Antonio Grubbs.
She was preceded in death by a son, Sam Horne; a daughter, Polly Hammond; a grandson, Jimmy Ray Hammond; and a great-great-grandson, Xaviah Isaiah.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. today, June 1, at New Life Free Will Baptist Church and other times at the home of Sharon Horne, 1330 West Shore Drive.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Life Free Will Baptist Church, 1622 Springdale Road, Lancaster, SC 29720.
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Lancaster Funeral Home & Cremation Service is serving the family of Mrs. Bowers.
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Published in The Lancaster News on June 1, 2014