Sowers, Gertrude B.

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Gertrude Baker Sowers, 86, of Christiansburg, Va., born on September 20, 1922, went to be with the Lord, in her home, on Monday, February 16, 2009. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul E. Sowers; her paternal parents, Raynard and Roxie Baker; her brother, George Kelsey Baker; a grandson, Christopher Lee McFalls; a great-grandson, Evan Tucker McFalls; and a greatgranddaughter, Angel Dawn McFalls.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy B. Young with husband, Erbie Young; her brother, Billy Baker, both of Den Hill; her children, Shirley Sowers Woolwine, Sylvia Sowers, Danny Day Sowers with wife, Teresa W. Sowers, Jo Ann Sowers Lytton with husband, Larry R. Lytton, all of Christiansburg, Dennis Dale Sowers with wife, Cathy M. Sowers, of Floyd; 15 grandchildren; 27 greatgrandchildren; one great-greatgrandchild; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.

The family would like to especially thank Doris Miles and Debra Kittinger, the nurses at Montgomery Regional Hospital, and the Christiansburg Rescue Squad for all their support.

In lieu of flowers, the family would like donations to be made to the Christiansburg Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 176, Christiansburg, Va. 24068.

The family will receive visitors from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, at The Horne Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on 11 a.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2009, in The Horne Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Burrell Baker and the Rev. Ed Watkins officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. Online condolences may be sent to The Sowers family is being served by Horne Funeral Service, Christiansburg, Va.