Margaret (Bowen) Votaw

Born: Sun., Oct. 25, 1931
Died: Sun., Apr. 14, 2019


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Wed., Apr. 17, 2019
Location: Hart Funeral Home Chapel

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Mrs. Margaret Bowen Votaw, age 87, of Blackshear, passed away Sunday night (4/14/19) at Harborview Satilla in Waycross following an extended illness.

Born October 25, 1931 in Pierce County, she was a daughter of the late Thomas Malachi and Etta Roberson Bowen.  She graduated from Blackshear High School and had lived in Ohio, Texas, and Spain before returning to Pierce County in the 1980’s.  She had worked at King Edward Cigar Factory but was a housewife for most of her life.  She was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Russell J. Votaw; a sister, Clara May Bowen;  6 brothers, Walt Bowen (wife Thelma, Jack Bowen (wife Mae), Kent Bowen (wife Lavada), Bob Bowen, Cornelius Bowen, and Bud Bowen (wife Virginia); and a sister-in-law, Mary Bowen.

Survivors include a sister, Louise Thornberry (husband Harvey) of Massillon, Ohio; 2 brothers, Quincy Bowen of Waycross and Mitchell Bowen (wife Norene) of Blackshear; a sister-in-law, Alice Bowen of Denison, TX; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Wednesday evening (4/17/19) at 7 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday two hours prior from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will take place Thursday morning at 10 a.m. in the Waters Cemetery.

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