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Ethel Bowen Gauldin

August 24, 1918 January 1, 2019
Ethel Bowen Gauldin
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Ethel Bowen Malone Gauldin passed away on January 1, 2019. She was born in Greensville County on August 24, 1918, the daughter of Joseph and Daisy Newsome Bowen. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, her first husband, Garland M. Malone and her second husband , Carl W. Gauldin, Sr., sons Garland Lee Malone and Carl W. Gauldin, Jr., daughter-in-law, Maxine Phillips Malone, as well as two brothers and eight sisters. She is survived by one daughter, Bonnie G. McWilliams (Peter) of Durham, NC, grandchildren Robin McWilliams of Raleigh, NC, Allison McWilliams of Winston-Salem, NC, Cathy Malone Adcock (Jim) of Tifton, GA, Lee Malone (Rose) and Chris Malone (Belinda) of Chesapeake, VA, Timothy Gauldin Crawley (Stephanie) of Raleigh, NC, former daughters-in-law, Peggy Gauldin Crawley and Joyce Malone Spears, six great grandchildren as well as one sister, Nellie Roberts of Blackstone, VA, and one sister-in-law, Marie Bowen of Emporia, VA, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Early in her life she enjoyed sewing, making most of her daughter’s clothing, working in her flower and vegetable gardens and helping out on the family farm. She grew up and was baptized at Independence Methodist Church. As an adult, she moved to Brunswick County and became a member of James Square Baptist Church, where she was a member for many years. Upon moving back to Emporia about twenty years ago, she became a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, the Greensville Volunteer Rescue Squad or New Century Hospice.
Visitation will be held at Echols Funeral Home, Emporia from 10:00a.m. to 11:00a.m on Saturday January 5, 2019 in Echols Funeral Home’s Chapel, followed by a funeral service.
A graveside service will be held at 1:00P.M. at Crestview Cemetery, in La Crosse, VA.



Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.echolsfuneralhome.com


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