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April 14, 2014

Rev. Ernest G. Gowens

90; Clarksville

— Funeral services for Rev. Ernest G. Gowens, 90, Clarksville, will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 18, at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home, Jeffersonville, with cremation to follow. He died Monday, April 14, 2014, at Kindred Transitional Care.

He was in World War II veteran in the U.S. Army Air Corp. He was a pastor at New Liberty Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Campbellsburg, Victory Baptist Church, New Salisbury, and Walnut Ridge Baptist Church, Jeffersonville. He worked at Munich Welding Company and North Harrison Vocational. He was a native of Louisville.

He is survived by his son, Ernest E. Gowens and his wife, Sallie, Pekin; daughters, Virginia Sue Wilkinson and her husband, James, Jeffersonville, Carol Rae Dunn and her husband, William, Jeffersonville, and Sylvia Lea Miller and her husband, Frank, Cox's Creek, Ky.; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Mary Virginia Gowens, father, Carroll Jackson Gowens, mother, Fannie Owen Gilbert Berry, and brother, Carroll Gowens.

 Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at the funeral home.

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