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Illa "Maybelle" Hatcher Gower

Illa “Maybelle” Hatcher Gower, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Capital Nursing & Rehab. She was born August 12, 1923 in Johnston County to the late Willie Ross Hatcher and Alice

M. Holland Hatcher.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00 pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Bethany Baptist Church, 3417 Rolesville Rd., Wendell, 27591.

Survivors: sons: Jimmy Hinton, Billy Wayne Gower, Carl Gower (Eva); daughters: Gay Hinton, Jeanie Carroll-Denton; sisters: Polly H. Richendollar, Ruby Lee H. Hoggs; brothers: William Cliff “Rooster” Hatcher; 22 grandchildren, 16 great –grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter, Teresa H. Gurganus; siblings: Neville “Bell” Hatcher, Grace Hatcher Wright, Roy Hatcher, Raymond Hatcher.

Condolences to the family may be sent to under Obituaries.