Sowers, Laura Catherine

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Laura Catherine Sowers, 87, of Floyd, passed away Tuesday, May 10, 2016. She was preceded in death by her parents Blaine G. And Elsie Hylton Dickerson Hungate,

her husband, Luther A. Sowers; an infant sister, Nancy Lee Hungate; half- brother and wife E.J. and Lottie Bell Dickerson; a special niece, Patricia Barton Osborne; two brothers-in-law, Elvin McPeak and Ralph Cannaday; and her beloved cat of 13 years “Rusty”.

She joined the Brethren Church at an early age and was a member at Burks Fork Brethren Church, where she dearly loved her church family. She enjoyed gardening, reading and Nascar racing.

She is survived by her sisters, Mary Ruth and husband Paul Barton of Martinsville, Annie Lee McPeak, Floyd, half- sister Vera Mae Cannaday, Floyd; Six nephews and three nieces. Her lovable cat “Kasie”; special care givers, nephew, Edward Mabery, nieces, Dianne Mabery Buckner and Sandra Dillon; special friend Dana Howell.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Maberry Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Battle officiating with interment in the Topeco Cemetery. Family will receive friends 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2016 at the funeral home.