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Vivian (Merritt) Stowers

April 13, 1934 ~ November 12, 2022 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Vivian Merritt Stowers age 88, of Watkinsville, Georgia, formally of Royston, Georgia, entered her eternal rest on Saturday, November 12, 2022.

Vivian Merritt Stowers was born on April 13, 1934, to the union of the late Lenard "Poppy Lent" Merritt and Azzie Mae Jones in Royston GA. She departed into eternal rest on November 12, 2022, at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital, Athens GA.

In her younger years Vivian enjoyed fishing, basketball, and spending time with family and friends. Vivian graduated from Gilmore Hudson School. Vivian was employed at Johnson and Johnson for over 30 years. She was a member of St. Mary's CME Church of Royston GA, where she served faithfully on the Missionary Society, Usher Board, Board of Stewardess, Treasurer Board, and on the Pastor Aid Board up until she moved to Watkinsville, GA with her daughter.

She was preceded in death by her mother, the late Azzie Mae Jones; her father, the late Lenard “Poppy Lent” Merritt; her husband, Johnnie Stowers; her son Johnny Gazzara Stowers; her daughter, Erica Lynn Stowers- Williams; her siblings: Ruby Jones, Rufus Houston, James Merritt, Shirley Fortson, Thomas Merritt, and Joseph Michael Jones.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory her son Leonard "Tony" Stowers, Royston, GA; grandchildren Eric and Jordan Williams, Watkinsville, GA; sister Edna Roebuck, Royston GA; sister-in-law Annette Merritt, Atlanta, GA; god-daughter Glenda Robinson Handy, Watkinsville GA; son/nephew Christavious (Jessica) Montgomery, Sandy Cross GA; two very dear friends Lois Wilkins and Catherine Alexander, both of Royston GA; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022, at Mack's Funeral Home - Hartwell Chapel, beginning at 12:00pm until 8:00pm. 

Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at St. May's C.M.E. Church - Royston, GA at 2:00pm. 

Interment will follow funeral service at Rose Hill Cemetery - Royston, GA. 

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 Service Program


November 18, 2022

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Mack's Funeral Home, Hartwell Chapel
266 Maple St.
Hartwell, GA 30643

Funeral Service
November 19, 2022

2:00 PM
St. Mary's C.M.E. Church
Baker St.
Royston , Georgia 30662

Interment following funeral service
November 19, 2022

Rose Hill Cemeteryy
Old Elbert Rd.
Royston, GA 30662

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Vivian Stowers

April 13, 1934-November 12, 2022

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