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Virginia Bowers

December 31, 2013
The Inter-Mountain

Virginia Dare Callison Bowers, 94, a resident of Elkins, departed this life Saturday morning, Dec. 28, 2013, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Sunday, June 8, 1919, at the Glenmore community, Elkins, a daughter of the late Filmore Earnest and Pearl Beatrice Goodman Callison.

She was twice married. First, she was married to James Winfield Dudley. Second, on April 17, 1959, she was married to Louis "Pap" Bowers, who preceded her in death Sept. 28, 1991. They had celebrated 32 years of marriage.

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Also surviving are two sons, James Filmore Dudley and wife, Linda, of Whitmer and Larry William Dudley of Elkins; one brother, Shirley Clifford Callison and wife, Terri, of Virginia; two sisters, Bobbi Muriel Fowler of Morgantown and Wanda Lorene Alexander of Texas; six grandchildren, Debbie, Tammie, Jerry Lee, Bobby, Kevin "Buck" and Fil; and 18 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are one son, Jerry Lee Dudley; twin brothers, Asa Angus and Lacy Loren Callison; and one daughter in law, Pam Dudley.

She was a graduate of Elkins High School with the Class of 1938, was an employee of the former G. C. Murphy Company, was a former employee of the Kroger Company and owner and operator of her own ceramic business. She enjoyed flowers, was a noted bird watcher and enjoyed relaxing at her fish pond.

She was a member of the Phillips Chapel United Methodist Church.

The family will receive friends at the Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Elkins from 5 to 8 p.m, Thursday. Final Rites will be conducted at the funeral home, Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Jim Murphy will officiate and interment will follow at the Phillips Cemetery at


The Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Virginia Dare Callison Bowers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at;



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