Mary Alice Sowder, age 71, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at her home. She was a life-long native of Washington County, Va. Alice had just recently retired as a nurse at Valley Healthcare after 40 years of service. She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
Alice was predeceased by her husband Charles Edward Sowder; parents Joe Carson and Stella Mae Stevens; brother Ricky Stevens; sister Sue Clear.
She is survived by her son Tim Sowder and wife Vickie of Abingdon; daughter Tammy Phillippi and husband Aaron of Abingdon; brother Billy Stevens of Abingdon; sisters Betty Wise, Wanda Garrett both of Abingdon, and Ann Stophel and husband Jerry of Meadowview; grandchildren Justin and Haley Phillippi and T.J. and Ethan Sowder; great grandchildren Kaci and Kimber.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM on Monday, October 5, 2020 at the Main Street Chapel of Farris Funeral Service. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 PM with Brother Fred Reynolds officiating. Interment will follow in the Holston Valley Baptist Church Cemetery. Casket bearers will be selected from family and friends.
The livestreamed funeral service may be viewed by following this link https://youtu.be/S4SdAe_rZ88
COVID-19 guidelines will be followed, which includes wearing of masks and practicing social distancing.
Those wishing to express sympathy online or send “Hugs From Home” may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com
and signing the online guest register.
The family of Mary Alice Sowder is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service & Crematory, 427 East Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, (276) 623-2700.