Vera Ann Pruitt Bowers, 84, of Martinsville, Va. passed away Monday, August 7, 2023. She was born June 10, 1939 in Axton, Va. to Joe Pruitt and Martha Sue Stegall Harris Pruitt.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Billy Bowers II; sons, Joe Billy Bowers III and Doug Bowers; and son-in-law Tim Odell; daughters, Patricia Bowers Underwood; sisters, Mamie Sue Pruitt Case, Ruby Harris McDaniel Talley, Oretha Harris Pruitt; brothers, Joe Pruitt, Jr., Leonard, Walter, and Thomas Harris.
She is survived by her daughter of the home, Martha Bowers Odell, daughters, Elizabeth Garman, Carolynn Bowers, Lou Bowers Slate; sons, Mike, Jimmy, Bobby and Tommy Bowers; sister, Evelyn Pruitt Burgess; brother, Bobby Gene Pruitt; and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Vera dearly loved her family and especially her grandchildren. She also loved to cook and sit on her front porch. She worked as a veneer specialist for over 40 years at American of Martinsville Furniture Company. She attended Amazing Grace Church in Stoneville, N.C.
She was a long-time member of the Fieldale Ruritan Club where she received the Ruritan of the Year and Tom Downing awards.
A graveside service was held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at the Stegall-Harris-Pruitt family cemetery in Irisburg, Va. and was officiated by Reverend Sammy Caldwell.
McKee-Stone Funeral Home is handling arrangements.