Helen Virginia Sowers Prichard, 90, died Thursday, February 11, 2010 at Wake Med in Cary. She was born February 12, 1919 in Pulaski Co, VA, to the late John W. and Gaynelle (Kirkner) Sowers.
After marrying William G. Prichard (Bill) in September, 1941, she made various moves to different areas of the country while he served in the U.S. Army during WWII. After settling in Raleigh, NC after the war, she became a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and church activities. Survivors include her sons, William Gary Jr. and wife Susan Johnson of Charlotte (grandchildren, Geremy and Tracy Prichard), and John L. and wife Linda of Holly Springs (grandchild John L. Jr and wife, Jenny and two great-grandchildren, Owen and Liza), sister in law, Catherine Sowers of Pulaski, VA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill in 2000, and her brother John W. Sowers, Jr. in 2001.
Services will be held on Monday, February 15, 2010 at 2 PM at Brown Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Road, Cary. Family will receive friends from 1 PM until the time of the service. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Gardens.
The family would like to thank caregivers Donyelle and Catherine for their years of devoted service. Also a special thank you to Florence Pearce for her faithful friendship of nearly 60 years.
Flowers are acceptable, or memorials may be directed to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina (www.foodbankcenc.org).