Awilda Stowe

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GASTONIA - Awilda Ann Ferguson Stowe, 92, passed away June 13, 2018 at Stanley Total Living Center.

Awilda was born in Gaston County, daughter of the late Robert A. and Carrie Spencer Ferguson.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, George William Stowe, Sr., brother, Roland A. Ferguson, and great granddaughter, Emeline Ruth Meadows.

Awilda was a homemaker and worked many years in the office of the family business, Franklin Hardware. She was a member of Crowders Creek ARP Church where she was the organist for over 40 years.

Survivors include her sons, George W. "Bill" Stowe, Jr. and wife Judy, Timothy E. "Tim" Stowe and wife Gwen, Alfred L. Stowe and wife Susan; daughter, Janice Stowe "Jan" Deal and husband David; brother, James A. "Jim" Ferguson; sister, Virginia Ferguson Jonas; eight granddaughters, and six great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11 a.m. Friday, June 15, 2018 at Crowders Creek ARP Church. A funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Stuart Fowler and Rev. Charles Evans officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Crowders Creek ARP Church, 207 Crowders Creek Church Road, Gastonia, NC 28052 or Crisis Assistance Ministry, 805 W. Airline Ave., Gastonia, NC 28052.

The family would like to thank the staff of Stanley Total Living Center for their love and care given to their mother.

Condolence messages may be sent online to

McLean Funeral Directors of Gastonia is serving the Stowe family.

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McLean Funeral Directors
700 South New Hope Road
Gastonia, NC 28054
(704) 865-3451
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Published in Gaston Gazette on June 14, 2018