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Harvie Jean Gower

Harvie Jean Gower, daughter of the late William Harvey and Emily Jones Williford, was born July 8, 1948 in Smithfield, NC. She attended Smithfield High School and graduated in 1966. She married Roger Gower in 1968 at Pauleen Baptist Church in Four Oaks. She is a member of Wilson’s Mills Baptist Church. She retired in 2010 from Gower Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning, Co. Inc. Harvie Jean was a loving wife, mother, Grammy, daughter-in-law, sister, neighbor, and friend.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 in the chapel of Parrish Funeral Home with Rev. James Gathers, Jr. and Rev. Gary Killebrew officiating. The family will receive friends following the service.

Surviving are her husband, Roger E. Gower of Smithfield; daughters, Kimberly Gower Byrd and husband Stephen Clay Byrd of Smithfield, and Melissa Gower Senter and husband William Everett Senter of Benson; grandchildren, Mary Kathryn Byrd and Matthew Clay Byrd of Smithfield, and Aubrey Hope Senter of Benson; sisters, Nancy Lee of Smithfield; and Lois Ann Langston of Garner; five nephews; and five nieces.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923.

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