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Doris Lavonia (Bearden) Gowin

May 14, 1931 ~ November 11, 2020 (age 89)


Doris Lavonia Gowin (Bearden) is rejoicing in heaven. She passed with peace and grace on November 11, 2020, after 89 years of life.

Doris was a kind, happy, cheerful person with a great sense of humor. She was a woman of faith. She was also very objective, reasonable, and had excellent judgment, even when she was stubbornly defending her own opinions. Doris was the best cheerleader a softball player could have had in the stands. Additionally, she was a devoted evangelist at New Bethel Baptist Church, wife, mother, sister, and above all, the best grandmother ever. Doris worked as a Trainer for Candlewick Yarns for many years before retiring. She fought five types of cancer, survived a hit and run accident, dementia, and too many falls later in her life to count without any broken bones.

She is reunited in heaven with her husband John Frank Gowin, brothers Horace, infant brothers Jack and William Bearden, sister, Annie Mae Hawkins, and loving parents James William and Lillian (Barnette) Bearden.

Carrying her memory forward are daughter Debbie (Robert) Taylor, granddaughter Jonia (Joe) Davis, great-grandchildren, Landon Hickman, and Brantley Davis, her twin brother Moris (Edna) Bearden, brother Gean (Montyne) Bearden, sister Paullette (Johnny) Gallman, and other family members.

She leaves us rich in memories. She will also be providing protection to us all until it is our time to meet again. She spent 89 years preparing for a trip of a lifetime.

The family requested a private viewing to be held at Heritage Funeral Home in Fort Oglethorpe on November 13, 2020, for closest family and friends. Her earthly body will be laid to rest at Lakewood Memory Gardens, South. The family will not have a graveside service. 

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