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Gay Nell Stowers

December 30, 1935 ~ January 9, 2021 (age 85)


Gay Nell Stowers, age 85, of Greeneville, passed away Saturday at Johnson City Medical Center.

She was born December 30, 1935 in Parrottsville, TN, to the late Walter P. and Rettia L. Brown.

Gay Nell was an active member of Bibles Chapel Baptist Church.

She loved traveling, cooking, gardening, playing golf, and especially loved playing Bridge with her friends.

She and her husband of 62 years moved to Greeneville in July 1996. She was past member of Greeneville Andrew Johnson Club, Appalachian Helping Hands, Young-At-Heart Club, Link Hills Country Club, Buckhannon, WV Business and Professional Club, Buckhannon Woman’s Club, Teter Extension Homemakers Club, Buckhannon Country Club, and the Buckhannon Retail Merchants Association.

Survivors include one brother and sister-in-law: Arnold and Sandy Brown of Bolivia, NC; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Rebecca Ann and Charles McClung of Yardville, NJ; sisters-in-law: Earnestine Brown, Sharon Stowers, Libby Stowers, and Marge Payne; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; special friends: Lucille Renner, Bill and Barbara Benedict, Pat and Dan Barnett, and Penny Horne.

Gay Nell was preceded in death by Henry Davis Stowers, the love of her life and husband of 62 years who passed away December 20, 2017; parents: Walter and Rettia Brown; brother: George W. Brown; grandparents: William and Stella Brown and George and Jesse Shelton; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Henry and Ruth Ellen Stowers; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Willard and Patty Stowers, Ted and Chiyo Stowers, Jimmy Stowers, Edgar Stowers, Johnny and Lucy Stowers; special little nephews: Charley Brown and Johnny Stowers.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 17th, in the Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Donnie Bible, pastor of Bibles Chapel Baptist Church, will officiate. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Andrew Johnson National Cemetery at a later date.

Gay Nell requested no flowers be sent and that memorial donations be made to Greeneville-Greene County Humane Society, P.O. Box 792, Greeneville, TN 37744 or to Bibles Chapel Baptist Church, 1280 Bibles Chapel Road, Midway, TN 37809. 

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Memorial Service
January 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Doughty-Stevens Funeral Home
1125 Tusculum Blvd
Greeneville, TN 37745

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