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Joseph Gowen

May 22, 1948 — September 19, 2015

Joseph Gregory Gowen, 67 of Folkston died September 19 ,quietly in his home, after a battle with cancer.  He was preceded in death by his father and mother: Clyde and Ann Gowen of Folkston. He is survived by an uncle Mr. Harold Gowen of Folkston and three aunts; Ann(Mrs. Harold), Ruby Gowen of Folkston and Faye Smith of Statesboro, Ga.;  Best friend and companion: Cynthia Fountain of Mt. Vernon, Ga.; longtime friends: Larry Allen, Steve McQueen, Ben Rogers, Darrell Wells, Pete Mizell,  Johnny Gowen, and Joe Weatherford; many cousins and numerous other friends.
He was a lifelong resident of Folkston, graduating from Charlton County High and attending UGA and ABAC before returning home and joining his father in Gowen Plumbing & Electric. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed raising dogs, both hounds and birddogs, and over the years belonged to several hunt clubs: including Skyview, Winokur, Camp Lake, Langfeld and Burnt Fort. He also enjoyed racing and building trucks and G P racing and was a consistent winner at tracks all over  south Georgia.  Gregory was a friend to many and will be missed.
A Memorial service will be held at Pineview Cemetery on Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Ray McMillan officiating. The family request donations to the American Cancer Society or to your favorite charity.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home, Folkston, Georgia.
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