Agee, Velvie Lenora Sowers

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Velvie Lenora Sowers Agee, age 94, passed away during the evening of April 25, 2009. She was born in Floyd County in May 1914 and lived most of her life in Check, Virginia. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Keen Agee; parents, Elder Frazier and Flora Ann Sowers; and brothers, Vollie and Dossie William Sowers Sr., and sisters, Ora Belle Nichols Conner and Mary Sowers Conner.

She was a faithful member of Mountain View Primitive Baptist Church for 60 years and attended church throughtout her life. She told many stories about going to church in a horse and buggy, often for many miles. She enjoyed sewing and making clothes for her family and herself as long as she was able. She pieced quilts, raised large gardens, preserved food and handled farm chores. She lived a long life with love for her family and her brothers and sisters of the Primitive Baptist Church, as well as her nieces and nephews, neighbors and many attentive and loving caregivers.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday April 28, 2009 at Gardner Funeral Home.

Interment will follow at Wilson Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday at Gardner Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. . Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral HOme, Floyd Virginia.