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Harold Gowen

December 9, 1923 — February 24, 2018

S. Harold Gowen, 94, of Folkston, GA passed away at his residence February 24, 2018.  He was born December 9, 1923, to the late James Vernon Gowen, Sr. and Agnes Dean Gowen.  Mr. Gowen proudly served his country in the US Army during WW II.  In April 1948, he married Ann Hopkins.  In 1951, he joined his brother, J.V. Gowen Jr. in business, forming partnership of Gowen Timber Co.  In 1961 he acquired an interest in the partnership of Hopkins Gowen Oil Co.  He served on the Board of Directors of Toledo Manufacturing Co. and the Peoples Bank.  He served on the Charlton Co. Forestry Board and the Georgia Forestry Association Board for a number of years.  He was a member of the Folkston United Methodist Church.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 69 years:  Ann Hopkins Gowen; 8 siblings:  James Dean (Verena Monroe) Gowen, Emory Clyde (Ann Smith) Gowen, Andrew Williard Gowen, Hazel Gowen (Pearce) Stapleton, Donald Lee Gowen, J.V. (Ruby Harrison) Gowen, Jr., Guy Albert (Ethel Harrison) Gowen, Lacy Marion Gowen; and 2-nephews:  Gregory Gowen and Kenny Gowen.
He is survived by his local nieces and nephews:  Jimmie Dean (Ann) Gowen, Sidney (Gloria) Gowen, Mary Eve (Leslie) Blair, Frances (David) McDaniel, Rosemary (Ken) Kriner, Johnny (Debbie) Gowen, Guy Gowen, Joe (Julie) Hopkins, Deborah (Chuck) Carter, Kay (Timer) Rhoden and Connie Spivey and a host of other nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Pineview Cemetery with Rev. Jack Varnell and Dr. Rick Lanford officiating.
Memorials may be made in Mr. Gowen’s memory to Folkston United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 396 Folkston, GA 31537, the Methodist Home for Children and Youth, P.O. Box 2525, Macon, GA 31203 or the Georgia Forestry Foundation, 551 North Frontage Road, Forsyth, GA 31209.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at  Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home, Folkston, GA.
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