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Nancy Lee Riffe Fowler

Nancy Fowler

PRINCETON — Nancy Lee Riffe Fowler, 75, of Leckie, formerly of Draper, Va., passed away on Friday Dec. 31, 2010 at Princeton Community Hospital.

Born on Oct. 3, 1936 in McDowell County, she was the daughter of the late Albert Richard and Elsie Hanks Riffe. She was a member of the Pentecostal Holiness Church of Allisonia, Va. and Leckie.

She served as a teacher's aid at Anawalt Elementary School for 30 years with a beloved lifelong friend, Susie Wilson of Pageton. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Kevin Eric Shrewsbury. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.

 Survivors include her husband of 52 years Junior Edward Fowler of the home, daughters Kathalene “Kate” Shrewsbury of Lashmeet, Sharon Walls and husband Jim of Bluefield, Karen Hunley and husband Louie of Leckie, Annette Campbell with whom she made her home, and sons Richard “Rick” Fowler and companion Wanda Honaker of Tazewell, Va. and William “Bill” Fowler and wife Judy of Draper, Va., brother  Dickie Riffe of North Carolina, sister Donna Loan of Riner, Va., 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Cravens-Shires Funeral Home in Bluewell with Pastor Michael Hall and Pastor Mary Lambert officiating.

Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton. Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Lambert, Willard Lambert, Derrick Jarvis, Wesley Fowler, Zachary Fowler, Wayne Shrewsbury, and Junior Fowler.

Friends may call on Monday evening from 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the funeral home. The Family is accepting online condolences at The Cravens-Shires Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.