Ann Elizabeth (Hopkins) Gowen

Born: Sun., Feb. 28, 1926
Died: Sun., Jun. 11, 2017


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jun. 14, 2017
Location: PINEVIEW CEMETERY


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Ann Hopkins Gowen, 91, of Folkston, GA, passed away Sunday, June 11, 2016, in Jacksonville, FL.  She was born February 28, 1926, in Wayne County, GA, to the late Alva Joseph Hopkins, Sr. and Ethel Shepard Hopkins.  After the passing of her mother, she moved to Charlton County and was raised by Walter and Lula Hopkins.  She attended Wesleyan College before returning to Folkston.  She was an accomplished golfer winning several ladies tournaments and had three “Holes in One.”  She loved gardening, spending countless hours on growing roses.  She was a member of the Folkston United Methodist Church.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her three brothers:  Alva J. Hopkins, Jr., Colquitt Dyal Hopkins and Alexander “Alec” Hopkins
and two nephews:  Gregory Gowen and Kenny Gowen.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years:  Harold Gowen; local nieces and nephews:  Deborah Hopkins Carter (Chuck), Joe Hopkins (Julie), Jimmy Dean Gowen (Ann), Sidney Gowen (Gloria), Mary Eve Blair (Leslie), Frances McDaniel (David), Rose Mary Kriner (Ken), Johnny Gowen (Debbie), Guy Gowen, Kay Rhoden (Timer) and Connie Spivey and a host of other nieces and nephews and other relatives.
A graveside funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 14 at 11:00 AM in Pineview Cemetery with Rev. Benji Varnell and Rev. Jack Varnell officiating.  
Memorials may be made in Mrs. Gowen’s memory to Folkston United Methodist Church, 1463 Third Street, Folkston, GA 31537.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston, GA.

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Dobie & Diane Conner
   Posted Tue June 13, 2017
With our sad heart's we send our Deepest Sympathy. Ms. Ann was a true Southern Lady, we enjoyed many occasions with her over the years, of fun and fellowship. We will sorely miss her. May God grant each of you strength, peace and Grace in the days ahead!

james hopkins
   Posted Wed June 14, 2017

ELEGANCE AND SIMPLICITY STANDING SPRAY was sent by The family of Walter Hopkins.

Deepest sympathies. From the family of Walter Hopkins - Walter, Walt & Della, Jim & Gail, Greg, Hedi & George.


Renee Carter
   Posted Wed June 21, 2017
I have such fond childhood memories of spending time with Miss Ann when I visited her and Mr. Harold with my father, Cecil R. Carter Sr. Please accept my heartfelt expression of sympathy.

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