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Elbert "Ab" Gowan

December 9, 1929 — November 25, 2023

Shelby, NC

 

     Elbert “Ab” Gowan, age 93, passed away Saturday, November 25, 2023 at Carolina’s Caring Hospice in Sherrills Ford, NC.

     Elbert was born December 9, 1929 in Rutherford County to the late Wallace Gowan and Dullie Gilbert Gowan. He worked for General Fireproofing for several years and was an equipment operator at the Rutherford County Landfill for ten years, but his passion and lifelong work was farming. In his later years, he cut and finished rugs with Grover Greene. He was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church.

     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Andrew Gowan; wife, Ostine Rome Gowan; great-granddaughter, Katelynn Gowan; brothers, James, Roland, Eugene and Paul Gowan; sisters, Virginia Green, Bonnie Foster, Gladys Teston, Wilma Russell and Katherine Vickers.

     Those left to treasure his memory include his sons, Carlton Gowan (Sherry) of Shelby and Allen Gowan (Betty) of Rutherfordton; grandchildren, Samantha Lee (Donald), Lacey McKinney (Jason), Jason Gowan, Jonathan Gowan, Tony Gowan (Gina), Matthew Gowan and Katie Hull (Mark); nine grandchildren; a number of stepchildren, which includes Janice and Robert Dayberry of Cleveland County.

    The funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 pm on Wednesday, November 29th at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Reverend David Hawkins and Reverend Stephen Matheny officiating . Interment will follow at Morning Star Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to service time at the funeral home.

    Memorial donations are requested to the Carolina Caring Hospice, 7473 Sherrills Ford Road, Suite A, Sherrills Ford, NC 28673.

    The family wishes to thank Terra Bella Assisted Living and Brittany Gettys and the staff of Carolinas Caring Hospice in Sherrills Ford for their wonderful care of Elbert.

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Harrelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services

1251 US Highway 221a, Forest City, NC 28043

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Interment

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Starts at 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Morning Star Church

Forest City, NC 28043

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