Sowers, Dexter Marie Conner

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Dexter Marie Conner Sowers, 88, of Copper Hill, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2011. Dexter was born in Copper Hill, Va. on May 30, 1922 to Jasper and Elizabeth Conner.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold F. Sowers in 1998; family members, Pauline Rakes, Goldie Bartlett, Lee and Margaret Conner, Sam and Elzora Conner, Hazel and Coy Ferris, Iva and Bob Morgan, Mabel and Edmund Poff, Virginia Conner, Woodrow and Rheba Conner, Velva and Henry Davis, and Bonnie Conner. Dexter is survived by three sons and daughters-inlaw, Brenn and Alene Sowers, Bruce and Wanda Sowers, Joel Sowers and fiancé, Geanna and Gabriel Mullins; one daughter, Carmen Manning; one sister and brother-in-law, Georgianna and Leon Link; one brother-in-law and spouse, Arthur and Ilene Conner; eight grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to Medi Home Health and caregivers, Angie Manning and Phyllis Donathan.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at Head of the River Church with the Reverend Olen Gardner officiating. Interment will follow at Restvale Cemetery. Friends may call Monday, January 17, 2011 where family will receive from 6 to 8 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home in Floyd, 745-2007. Friends may send condolences to the family at