CEPHAS MOWREY JR. - Parkersburg

Cephas Mowrey Jr., 81, of Parkersburg, died Aug. 3, 2001, at the Camden-Clark Memorial Hospital.

He was born in Spencer, the son of the late Cephas and Madge Holbert Mowrey. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, had attended the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church and had worked for several years at the American Viscose and later worked at the Grand Central Mall until his retirement.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Frances Hersman Mowrey of Parkersburg; his children, Geraldine Satow of Coolville, Marsha Blagg of Little Hocking, Maylene Brown of Parkersburg, and David Mowrey of Alabama; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Mable Arthur and Nora Tucker both of Creston, W.Va., and Cora Boggs of Akron.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, James, Noah, Romie, Phillip and Paul Mowrey; and two sisters, Essie Roberts and Eddie Roberts.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leavitt Funeral Home of Parkersburg. Burial in Evergreen South Cemetery. Visitation from 7-9 p.m. today.