Markle, Mary Sowers

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amem_winter_sunset.jpgMary Oveda Sowers Markle, 94, of Orange, VA, and formerly of Riner, VA, passed away December 29, 2014. Before entering the nursing home, Mrs. Markle lived in Mineral, VA with her daughter Nita Markle and Willie Short for 11 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband Curtis Markle, parents Dallas and Mary Alma Epperly Sowers; Granddaughter, Rhea Small Tickle; son-in-law, George Small, Sr.; brothers Arlo Sowers, Elvin Sowers, Curtis Sowers. She is survived by her two daughters Anita Markle, Mineral, VA & Darleen Small, N. Myrtle Beach, SC; two grandchildren, George Small, Jr. & Mary Yvonne Small Price; one brother, Don Sowers; and two sisters, Margie Sowers Sutphin, and Jean Sowers Graham. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy of 11 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Services will be Saturday January 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM at Gardner Funeral Home with Pastor Dwayne Martin officiating. Interment will follow in St. Matthews Cemetery. Friends may call after 6 PM Friday at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 until 8 PM. Online condolences may be made at The Family is being served by Gardner Funeral Home.