January 18, 1927 - November 1, 2020
Funeral services for Mrs. Jean Byrd Fowler, 93, will be held at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, at the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Greg Boyd will officiate. A private burial will be held in the First Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends following the service in the church. Mrs. Fowler entered into rest at her home on Sunday, November 1, 2020. Born in Marion County, SC, she was a daughter of the late Joel I. Byrd and Addie Herring Byrd. She was the youngest of ten siblings. Surviving are her daughters, Brenda Ousley (Cynthia Parker) of Florence, Cynthia Dempsey (Bobby) of Hartsville; grandchildren, Dawn Munn of Hartsville, Todd Ousley of Florence, Traci Ousley of Myrtle Beach, Bill Dempsey of Hartsville, Candace Norton of Hartsville, Windi Dempsey of Hartsville; great-grandchildren, Tyler Poole, Jamie Ousley, Kinley Dempsey, Kirsten Norton, Parker Ousley, Wint Dempsey. Jean spent her life serving others. She was the secretary for the First Baptist Church for 35 years, served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher, and had a special love for the annual Mission Bazaar. She worked with her husband, children, grandchildren at Westwood BBQ as though she didn't have enough on her plate. She worked to promote the Hart House, Hartsville Community Concerts, and many other organizations. She was an avid reader, loved good puzzles, and enjoyed bridge and her very special bridge friends. She loved spending time (especially cooking) with her family. Jean was active for 51 years in the Hartsville Pilot Club, served four times as president, and was SC District Governor in 1988. In 2008 she received the Mildred Henry Davenport Award, the highest award given to a Pilot for her devotion and service to the job, home, and community. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 43 years, Arnold Fowler, who died in 1988; son, Jerome Fowler. To sum up her life, it was a life of service. "God came first, and service is what we do when we love the Lord." Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, 104 E. Home Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550. Brown-Pennington-Atkins is caring for the family.
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