Martin, Beulah Sowers

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Beulah Sowers Martin, 87, of Pilot, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Friday, November 17, 2006 at Montgomery Regional Hospital.

She was born in Wyoming on March 13, 1919 to the late Posey and Addie Howery Sowers, and was also preceded in death by her husband, Albert Lawrence Martin. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley M. and Bill Shaver, Blacksburg, Nita M. and Marlin Bishop, Christiansburg; two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy L. and Dorothy Martin, Radford, Bobby A. and Mary Jane Martin, Christiansburg; eight grandchildren, Mitch Martin, Mike Shaver, Doug Shaver, Darrell Roberts, Chris Roberts, Dave Martin, Chris Martin, and Tonya Bishop; 14 great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Helen S. Graham, Christiansburg, Zorene and Johnny Radford, Floyd; a brother and sister-in-law, Ferd and Loraine Sowers, Christiansburg.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 20, 2006 at 1 p.m. in the Abundant Life Fellowship, Pilot with the Rev. Leon Alley, the Rev. Layne Board, and the Rev. Jerry Buckner officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Friends may call anytime after 4 p.m. Sunday, and the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening at the Abundant Life Fellowship, 4491 Old Pike Road, Pilot.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Evelyn Parisch, the nursing staff at Montgomery Regional Hospital, and the staff at English Meadows Assisted Living in Christiansburg. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg