John B. McGowan
1941 – 2009

Published 7:23 pm Tuesday, September 22, 2009

By Staff
John Burney McGowan, 68, of Laurinburg, died Friday, September 18, 2009.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Soule Cemetery in Swan Quarter. Rev. Jerald Craddock will officiate.
Born February 12, 1941 in Swan Quarter, he was the son of the late James Alton and Mary Hooper McGowan. John graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in History and served with the U.S. Navy in the Pacific during the Vietnam conflict. Afterwards, he worked for many years as a painter. He also served as co-host of the Hyde County Historical and Genealogical Society web site for several years and was active in that organization’s work.
Surviving are two sisters, Linda McQueen and husband, Jim of Laurinburg and Kathy Mason and husband, Greg of Salisbury; a brother, James A. McGowan and wife, Daisy of Garden City, SC.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Dorman J. McGowan.
Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Swan Quarter and online sympathy expressions may be directed to
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