Obituary for Betty "Rachel" Poe (Bowman)
Rachel Poe, age 101, of Granite Falls, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, Lenoir. She was born January 31, 1917, in Caldwell County to the late Leroy Lawson and Claudia Teague Bowman.
Rachel was a life long member of Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Dudley Shoals, and a 1936 graduate of Oak Hill High School.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband, Quincy Poe; brothers, Fred D. Bowman, J.R. Bowman, Ben Bowman; sisters, Ethel Murphy, Bessie Hefner, Erma Blackstock, Althea Davis, Edna Aleen Quigley, Bernice Link, and Billie Yount.
Those left to cherish her memory are three sons, James David Poe Sr. and wife Rebecca of Conover, Nick D. Poe and wife Brenda of Granite Falls, Gifford A. Poe Sr. and wife Peggy of Granite Falls; Grandchildren, James David “Dusty” Poe II, Mary Poe Benton and husband Clarence; N. Drew Poe, Jr. Amy Witherspoon and husband Brandon, Gifford A. “Chip” Poe II and wife Angelia, Michael L. Poe and wife Liza; great-grandchildren: Bowman Witherspoon, Aubrey Witherspoon, Andrew Poe and Vitoria Poe; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends Saturday, February 24, 2018, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Mackie Funeral Home. The funeral service will be Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The body will lie in state an hour prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Tom Hunter will officiate with burial in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorials be sent to Caldwell County Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street, NW Lenoir, NC 28645 or Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 5145 Ebenezer Church Road, Granite Falls, NC 28630