Martha Louise (Fowler) Bumgarner, 83

Born: Tue., May 16, 1933
Died: Wed., Mar. 15, 2017


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 17, 2017
Location: Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., Mar. 18, 2017
Location: Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church

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Mrs. Martha Louise Fowler Bumgarner, 83, of NC Hwy 226, Golden Valley, died Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at Rutherford Regional Medical Center.
She was the widow of Lero Bumgarner, and daughter of the late Robert and Eva Fowler. She was also preceded in death by a son-in-law, James Hurdt, 5 brothers and 4 sisters. She was retired from Drexel Manufacturing was a charter member of Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church where she was a member of the Ladies Circle.
She is survived by 4 daughters, Dorothy Hurdt of Golden Valley, Martha Self and husband David, of Bostic, Darlene Wilson and husband Dane, of Hicks Grove Community, and Vonda Kay Powell and husband Rodney, of Dysartsville; 4 sons, Tommy Bumgarner and wife Joyce, and Ricky Bumgarner and wife Paula, all of Golden Valley, Joe Dean Bumgarner and wife Amy, of Hickory, and Michael Bumgarner and wife Lisa, of Bostic; a sister, Sue Smith of Hickory; there are 27 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, and 15 great great grandchildren.
The Funeral will be conducted at 2:00 pm Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church. The Rev. Lamar Hewitt, Rev. Danny Bumgarner and Rev. Sam Henderson will officiate. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service. The burial will follow at the church cemetery on Cemetery Road with the Rev. Kenneth Kanipe officiating. Pallbearers are Joe Wilson, Jerry Self, Chad Wilson, Dennis Hurdt, Jody Bumgarner, Curtis Powell, Joey Bumgarner, Timmy Wilson, Roger Bumgarner, and Josh Bumgarner.
The Visitation will be Friday from 4 pm until 8 pm at the Golden Valley Missionary Methodist Church, at other times the family will gather at the residence on NC Hwy 226 in Golden Valley.
Washburn & Dorsey Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.
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mary greene hoyle
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
we be praying for you all will be miss 945

David and Sandy Bumgarner
   Posted Wed March 15, 2017
Prayers for peace and comfort. She is rejoicing in heaven. We loved her dearly and our hill will never be the same. Love you all.

Gene & Phyllis Woods Mosteller
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
Dearest Family, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Losing a Mother is so painful (as with any member of the family). May God continue to bless each of you and may God's Grace surround all in this time of sorrow and gratefulness knowing that your loved one is with the Lord now. Sincerely,

Elaine Holland
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
I'm so sorry about aunt Louise, praying for the family, yes she in heaven having a good time with lero
,and grandpa grandma JH ,James. Earnest, Leanord

Katie & Kevin Lowdermilk
   Posted Thu March 16, 2017
To Darlene and family: We are truly sorry about the loss of your mother. I know she had to have a beautiful soul and was a sweet person to have a sweet daughter like you. We both have lost our mothers and we feel your pain. We love you. May God bring peace and comfort to you and your family. Katie & Kevin Lowdermilk

Lisa W. Ledford
   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
We will be praying you

Dorothy Waters
   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
I am so sorry to hear of the death of Louise. She was in my class at Sunshine School. I never did see her anymore after I graduated, and moved to Charlotte. She sure did have a big family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. I am sure that she was loved!! May GOD be with you in your time of need! GOD bless You.

   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
I'm so very sorry for your loss. She was a sweet, kind, and funny lady. She wI'll be greatly missed.

Heber, Ted, and Mitsuko Hunt
   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
We are thinking of your family at this time.

John, Megan, and Griffin Bumgarner
   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
In this sorrowful time, We would like to extend to our heartfelt condolences to the entire family. May our Lord be your comfort and strength during these times of difficulty. Our prayers are with you.

Sue Spurlin
   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
We were so sorry to hear the news. But to know she is in heaven with Emma and Bell she is having a good time. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Sue Spurlin

Barbara Hyde
   Posted Fri March 17, 2017
Barbara sends her love to the family.

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