Cora Fowler

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 3, 2009

Cora E.U. Fowler
WAVERLY—Cora Edith Underhill Fowler, 82, died June 29, 2009.
Born on May 17, 1927, in Selma, N.C., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Addie Davis Underhill. She was the widow of Westley T. Fowler.
Mrs. Fowler loved her employment in the men’s department of the Colonial Heights Wal-Mart.
She loved to travel, was an avid fisherman and loved her cats.
She was a loving and devoted grandma to her 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and was eagerly expecting the births of two new great-grandchildren this year.
Survivors include her daughters, Janie H. Smith of Ashboro, N.C., Weslie F. Bradshaw and husband John of Waverly, Betty F. Young and husband Robert of Stony Creek, Lisa F. Bookhamer and husband Brian of Matoaca; her sons, Willie T. Harris and wife Linda of Petersburg, James F. Harris and wife Dahlia of Richmond, Charles H. Fowler and wife Peggy of Bentonville, Ark. and Ricky E. Fowler of Waverly; her grandchildren, Diane Driver, Thomas Smith, Sherri Olson and husband Gerry, Janice Harless and husband Lauren, Brian Young and wife Bonnie, Kenneth Young and wife Alisha, Stephanie Young, Michael Lester and wife Rachel, Stacey Lester, Dwayne Harris, Barbara Harris, Daphne Atkinson, Kevin Hamlet, Freda Harris, Christopher Fowler, Paige Fowler and Dalton Fowler; her sisters, Jean Tilley of Clayton, N.C., Anna Wiggs of Waverly, Laverne Jones of Selma, N.C.; her brother-in-law, Galen Martin of New Holland, Pa.; 16 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; devoted friends and workers at the Colonial Heights Wal-Mart.
She was predeceased by a brother, James Underhill; sisters, Ethel Wall, Dolly Owen, Margarite Martin; sons, William O. Harris, David Fowler; and a granddaughter, Karen Hayes.
A service will be held 1 p.m. today at the Purviance Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son Funeral Home in Wakefield with the Rev. Keith Whitfield and Pastor Arthur Lands officiating.
Burial will follow in the Moore Swamp Church Cemetery in Surry.
Memorial donations may be made to Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters, P.O. Box 2156, Norfolk, VA 23501-9873, or to St. Jude’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to the Foundation for AIDS Research, 120 Wall St., 13th floor, New York, NY 10005-3902.
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