Clower, Chlorine Mae Martin

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On Saturday, July 23, 2011, Chlorine Mae Martin Clower, of Riner, went home to be with our Lord. She was born January 3, 1924 to Isaac Irvin and Martin Lola Angle Martin. She was preceded in death by her husband Vernon Clower, a son, Kenneth Clower, four sisters, and four brothers.

She was a student of Double Springs School in Check and was employed for 40 years at Blue Ridge Overall Factory. She was a wonderful cook and hostess, and if you left her table hungry, it was your own fault. She was everyone’s grandmother.

Left to mourn her passing are one son, E.J. Clower and wife Deborah Shepherd Clower; daughter-in-law, Joyce Bledsoe Clower; two granddaughters, Kristina Clower and Kaitlin Clower; and one great-granddaughter, Hayley Sarver. She is also survived by James E. and Connie Martin, Vernon and Sandra Martin, Lena and Archie McAlexander, Ocie and Dalton Thompson, Jane Ernestine Nichols, Donna King, Stanley and Carol Clower, Opaldine and Donald Gearheart, and family and friends too numerous to mention.

The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the Riner Fire Department, PO Box 11, Riner, VA 24149 or to the Riner Rescue Squad, PO Box 858, Riner, VA 24149.

The family will receive friends on Monday, July 25, 2011 from 5 until 8 p.m. at Horne Funeral Home. A funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Horne Funeral Home with the Rev. James Bradley and the Rev. Neal Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Cemetery.

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