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December 18, 2011

VIRGINIA BOWEN Virginia Retha Wright Tucker Bowen, 86, of 800 W. Ridgeway Street, Clifton Forge, VA, died, Sunday, December 18, 2011 at her residence. She was born July 7, 1925 in Alleghany County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Zettia Wright Wright. Mrs. Bowen was a homemaker. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Bowen was preceded in death by her first husband, Harry Tucker in 1980 and by her second husband, George F. Bowen in 1999 and by two sisters and four brothers. Surviving are five children, James W. Tucker; Mary Ann Bowen and her husband, Luther; Zetta J. Martin and her husband Ron; Harry Lewis Tucker and his wife Deb and Ellis M. Tucker and his wife Brenda, all of Covington; twelve grandchildren, Charlotte Ann and Lonnie Hepler; Jerry Lee Meadows and Sue; Rhonda and Mike Paxton; Teresa Jane and Carl Simmons; Phillip Way and Tina May; Leroy and Teresa Meadows; Jamie Tucker; Amy Tucker; Amanda and Brian Tucker ; Cody Tucker; Chelsie Tucker and Shawn Tucker; two step grandchildren, Charles Wright and Michael Wright; 18 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren 17 great great grandchildren; two sisters Marie Gaines of Covington and Lula Bowen of Royal Ridge, WV; two bothers, Davis Wright of Water Loo, Iowa Leonard "Fox" Wright of Covington and a number of nieces and nephews. The interment will follow in Lone Star Cemetery.
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