AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mr. George E. Vowell Sr., of Augusta, died at Trinity Hospice on Thursday, October 9, 2008. He was 73 years old. The family received friends at The Poteet Funeral Home, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta on Sunday, October 12, 2008 from 1:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. A graveside service will be conducted on Monday, October 13, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at the mausoleum at Bellevue Memorial Gardens, 4501 Wrightsboro Road, Grovetown. Family and friends will meet at the mausoleum on Monday morning. Mr. Vowell is survived by his wife of more than 53 years, Betty Wright Vowell; a son, George E. Vowell Jr. and his wife Cindy, of Birmingham, Alabama; his daughter, Pamela K. McElfresh, of Augusta; two sisters, Mary Ruth Daniels, of Nashville, Tennessee and Wanda Sallee, of El Cajon, California; his six grandchildren, Christopher, Andrew, Matthew, Logan, Jessica, and Julie; a great-grandchild, Sloan Bailey. Mr. Vowell was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer Vowell and Velma Cox Vowell; his brother, Wallace Vowell; his nephew, Rodney Vowell. The Poteet Funeral Homes, 3465 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, 706.798.8886, is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Friends may sign the online guestbook at www.poteetfuneralhomes.com .
The Augusta Chronicle-October 13, 2008