Mary Nell Byrd Gowen

Mary Nell Byrd Gowen, age 84, of Leoma, TN passed away Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at Southern TN Regional Health System in Pulaski, TN.  She was a native of Florence, AL, retired from Santini Corp., a member of Center Point Baptist Church and AFL-CIO Union.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Thomas and Nina Jeter Byrd; her husband, Dee Gowen; and five brothers, W.T. Byrd, James Byrd, Frank Byrd, Bob Byrd, and Louis Byrd.

She is survived by one daughter, Jane Smith (Stephen) of Campbellsville, TN; one son, Barry Gowen (Barbara) of Killen, AL; two brothers, Malcolm Byrd of Leoma, TN and Joe Byrd of Cape Coral, FL; two sisters, Margie White of Leoma, TN and Edna Parrott of Leoma, TN; three grandchildren, Derrick Gowen (La Shae), Matt Gowen (Lindsay), and Steve Hagan (Alice); two step-grandchildren, Bronson Burns and Jerry Burns; and four great-grandchildren, Remington Gowen, Killian Gowen, Wesson Gowen, and Delaney Gowen.

Arrangements are being handled by Neal Funeral Home, 231 N. Military Avenue, Lawrenceburg, Tennessee.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Sunday, May 16, 2021, at Neal Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be conducted at Neal Funeral Home at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 16, 2021, with Arnold Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at Center Point Methodist Cemetery in Lawrence County, TN.  Condolences may be sent by way of our website at

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