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Edna Carney Fowler

Edna Carney Fowler

Edna Carney Fowler, 89, of Hoopers Creek, known affectionately as "Queenie", "Mama", "Mamaw", and "Grandmother Wolf," went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 4, 2013, at 8:15 a.m.

She was born May 29, 1924, daughter of Ovid Lamar Carney, Jr. and Elsie Lanning Carney. She married George Newton Fowler on June 10, 1944, and had 69 years of a wonderful marriage and friendship.

Into this union were born two children: Dewena Fowler Garren (husband, Wayne) and Michael George Fowler (wife, Anna Lee); five grandchildren: Jennifer Garren, Cameron Garren (wife, Serita), Mathew Fowler, Melissa Fowler Warren, and Mark Fowler; and four great-grandchildren: James and Allyson Garren, Emily Hopkins, and Brandon Warren, and one great-great-grandchild, Ruby Garren.

Other grandchildren through marriage are: Steve Robbins (wife, Sarah), Jason Littrell (wife, Jenettie), and Kimberly Littrell McGuiness. Great-grandchildren through marriage are: Madisen Gentry, Caleb, Tori and Ethan Littrell, and Sydney Robbins.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Bill Carney, and a sister, Casciel Wilson. She is survived by a sister, Lillian Youngblood, of Hendersonville. She loved all of her extended family very much, including nephews, nieces and cousins, all precious to her, and more numerous than can be mentioned.

She was an expert seamstress who made beautiful clothing for herself, her children and her grandchildren. She worked for 38 years at Kellwood Company, beginning as a sewing machine operator and retiring as supervisor over the pattern department in 1986. She had a great love of poetry and could recite many of her favorite poems by heart. She was a beautiful woman who was deeply loved by those who knew her...and she will be deeply missed.

The family will receive friends at from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Fletcher First Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, at Fletcher First Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Roy Waldroup and Rev. Phillip Youngblood. Burial will follow in the Hooper's Creek Cemetery.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.