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    Friday, February 28 2020
    James Melvyn Fowler

    Posted by: Clarke & Staples Funeral Homes, Inc. AT 01:07 pm   |  Permalink   |  16 Comments  |  Email
    So sorry to hear this. Prayers for the family.
    Posted by Dennis Lynch on 02/28/2020 - 07:36 PM
    Enjoyed our times together in school with Beth. In the last year watching our grandchildren play ball together. May your family be given the strength they need in the days ahead.
    Posted by NANCY MARSHALL ALDER on 02/28/2020 - 09:54 PM
    Beth, my heart goes out to you and your family in this sad time. God bless and comfort you in the days ahead.
    Posted by Jackie Conner on 02/29/2020 - 06:48 AM
    Beth, I am so sorry to hear about Melvin. Please accept my condolences!! Frank
    Posted by Frank Berry on 02/29/2020 - 07:41 AM
    To all the family, especially Beth,my love and prayers are with you all. I knew "Moley" when he lived over on 2nd Street. What a wonderful family that included everyone like their own! Love, Joyce Underwood Engnehl
    Posted by Joyce Engnehl on 02/29/2020 - 08:41 AM
    To all the family, especially Beth,my love and prayers are with you all. I knew "Moley" when he lived over on 2nd Street. What a wonderful family that included everyone like their own! Love, Joyce Underwood Engnehl
    Posted by Joyce Engnehl on 02/29/2020 - 08:42 AM
    We are so sorry for your loss. Our families have criss crossed in so many ways. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Posted by Ann and Marvin Alder on 02/29/2020 - 09:35 AM
    Dear Beth, Timmy, Tammie and family, We were sorry to hear about Melvyn's passing and we send our love and prayers. Another great community person has earned his wings. We pray for peace and strength to see you through this time of grief. If we can do anything at all, please do not hesitate to let us know. God Bless each of you.
    Posted by Jack and Margaret Richards on 02/29/2020 - 11:03 AM
    Dear Beth, Beth, You & "Moley" have always been loyal & true to your friends, especially to me. Thank you. I met "Moley" just after he & his family moved into the"old Meador" place on 2nd Street. We became instant friends. he was always smiling (grinning is more appropriate) His Mom, Dad, sister, and brother always treated me like family. Melvin was always humble and shy but maintained his crazy sense of humor. He was NOT a bully and shared everything with me. He was the best friend to me. Beth, you are a faithful follower of Jesus Christ and it gives me comfort to know that. I love you and will miss "Moley". Love, "Johnny" (John Underwood)
    Posted by John Underwood on 02/29/2020 - 02:16 PM
    Very sorry to hear the sad news!
    Posted by Wallace Owen on 02/29/2020 - 05:06 PM
    My heart goes out to Beth and all Melvyn's family. We grew up living beside each other in Meherrin. He was a great person & I loved the Fowler family. Beth and I were in the same class at Victoria elementary school and in the 8th grade.
    Posted by Betty Faye Newman Mull on 02/29/2020 - 06:37 PM
    Very sorry for loss. Prayers, for peace and comfort.
    Posted by Carl and Rachael Ashworth on 03/01/2020 - 01:53 PM
    I'm sorry to hear about Melvin, it was always good to see him at ball games and catered functions. Please accept my condolences. If I can be of assistance let me know.
    Posted by Brian Hawks on 03/01/2020 - 02:08 PM
    We were sorry to hear of your loss and will continue to keep you and your families in our hearts and prayers. Sincerely, Fred & Karen Wilkinson
    Posted by Fred & Karen Wilkinson on 03/02/2020 - 11:20 AM
    Sorry to hear. He was a nice man. Heartfelt sympathy to the family. May God comfort y'all during this time.
    Posted by Mike Pettry on 03/02/2020 - 02:05 PM
    So sorry to hear of your loss. May our Heavenly Father provide comfort for you during this difficult time. You and your families will be in our daily thoughts and prayers. God Bless.
    Posted by Michael and Katherine Arthur on 03/07/2020 - 05:02 PM

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    James Melvyn Fowler, 78, of Victoria, Va. joined his family in Heaven of Feb. 28, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Beth G. Fowler; his son, Tim Fowler (Becky) of Kenbridge; his daughter, Tammie King of Victoria; three grandchildren, Madison King, Chris Fowler and Savanna Fowler; two sisters, Christine Price of Farmville and Lois DeHart (Arlen) of Wilmington, NC.  Melvyn was a US Air Force Vietnam Veteran and a member of the Virginia Army National Guard. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, boating and watching his grandchildren play ball. Memorial services will be held Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 5PM in the Victoria Baptist Church. The family will receive friends in the church fellowship hall immediately following services. In lieu of flowers please consider memorial donations to: Wounded Warrior Project, 1120 G. Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC. 20005. Online condolences may be made at

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